You LOVE Chicken Caesar Salad, so why not try Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad! It’s a fun twist on a classic recipe that my family loves. Creamy Caesar Dressing over pasta, romaine lettuce, chicken, croutons and of course parmesan cheese makes this a PERFEC Pot Luck Salad Recipe too!

Chicken Caesar Pasta Sald Instant Pot Recipe

Crazy as it sounds, Caesar Salad is a family favorite but we are always left wanting more. So I threw in some pasta to this traditional recipe to give it a little more ‘umph’. Who knew it would be a hit so fast!

I recently had out of state guests and decided to make Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad for them. I could see the hesitation and knew exactly what they were thinking. Pasta with a salad, really? My response to them and you is… TRY IT! Seriously, give it a try because it works, and works really well. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is Delicious.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Ingredients

What’s in Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad?

The ingredient list is simple, just as you would expect from a Caesar Salad Recipe:

  • Cooked Chicken
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Croutons
  • Pasta
  • and of course, Caesar Salad Dressing
Romaine Lettuce and Pasta
Pasta, Chicken, Salad, Croutons, Cheese in a bowl

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad without Lettuce

Of course you can leave out the Lettuce if you wish! That’s what I love about being in the kitchen. Always, always make a recipe how you would like to eat it.

Seafood Caesar Pasta Salad

Pampered Chef makes a Seafood Caesar Pasta Salad with hard boiled eggs, crab meat, red onion, and bell peppers. It sounds delicious. Might need to give it a try!

Seasoned Chicken Breasts for Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

How to make Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

I love how easy this recipe is to make. So let’s get started!

  • 8oz Medium Shells Pasta with 3 cups Chicken Broth or water in the Pressure Cooker for 3 mins with 3 min Natural Release
  • Rinse and Drain Pasta and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Season Chicken Breasts with Salt, Pepper, and Garlic and Herb Seasonings.
  • Cook Chicken on Stove over Medium/High Heat using EVOO. OR Cook in Air Fryer at 350 degrees for 8 minutes per side or until reaches 165 degrees internal temperature.
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad in bowls

Continued from above

  • Rough Chop 1 head of Romaine Lettuce and place in a large bowl
  • Add 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Seasoned Croutons
  • Cooked Cooled Pasta
  • 3/4 Cup Caesar Dressing
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Air Fryer Chicken Breasts in CrispLid

How to Cook Chicken with the CrispLid

It couldn’t be easier to cook chicken breasts using the CrispLid by Mealthy. I like to slice my breasts in half horizontally so my chicken is about the same thickness all the way through. This ensures even cooking and keeps everything moist and delicious.

Then I place the chicken breasts on the basket and place the CrispLid on top. Set to 350 degrees for 8 minutes per side. And I have some of the most tender, moist and delicious chicken with ease.

Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

How to Cook Chicken on the Stove

Of course for this recipe you can also cook your chicken on the stove. Over Medium to High heat, heat your frying pan. Add some EVOO and your seasoned chicken breasts and allow to cook for 6-9 minutes per side depending on the thickness and size of the chicken breasts.

Turn over and allow to cook on the other side for an additional 6-9 minutes. Always check internal temperature of chicken to reach 165 degrees at the thickest part to ensure it’s fully cooked.

Honey Mustard Chicken Salad

How to Cook Pasta in the Pressure Cooker?

I love using a Pressure Cooker to cook pasta. Time will vary on type of pasta. For this recipe you will use 8oz of medium size shell pasta. You will need 3 cups of Chicken Broth or Water. I prefer Chicken Broth because the noodles will become infused with additional flavor making this recipe even better.

How to Cook Pasta in the Pressure Cooker

Cook the Pasta for 3 minutes on Pressure Cook High. Allow a 3 minute Natural Release to reduce the starches inside the Pressure Cooker and then Quick Release the remaining pressure. Rinse and Drain pasta and allow to cool. It’s really that easy to cook Pasta in the Pressure Cooker.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

Pot Luck Salads

Do you love to Pot Luck? I love to Pot Luck with only the BEST Pot Luck Salads. You know the ones where everyone raves about your dish and asks for the recipe. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is one of those Pot Luck Salad Recipes that we love. In fact, this recipe we also go back for seconds if there is any left. Yum!

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Instant Pot Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Yield: 4

Creamy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Creamy Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is a fun twist on a classic recipe that my family loves. Creamy Caesar Dressing over pasta, romaine lettuce, chicken, croutons and of course parmesan cheese makes this a PERFEC Pot Luck Salad Recipe too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 8 oz Pasta (medium Shells)
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth or Water
  • 1-2 Tbs Garlic Herb Seasonings
  • 1 Head Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Seasoned Croutons
  • 3/4 Cup Caesar Salad Dressing

Instructions

  1. Place 8oz Medium Shells Pasta with 3 cups Chicken Broth or water in the Pressure Cooker for 3 mins with 3 min Natural Release
  2. Rinse and Drain Pasta and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Slice Chicken Breasts horizontally to create 4 evenly sliced Chicken Breasts
  4. Season Chicken Breasts with Salt, Pepper, and Garlic and Herb Seasonings.
  5. Cook Chicken on Stove over Medium/High Heat using EVOO. OR Cook in Air Fryer at 350 degrees for 8 minutes per side or until reaches 165 degrees internal temperature.
  6. Allow to cool before cutting into bite size cubes
  7. Rough Chop 1 head of Romaine Lettuce and place in a large bowl
  8. Add 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese to bowl
  9. Place 1 Cup Seasoned Croutons in bowl
  10. And Add Cooked Cooled Pasta to bowl. Toss ingredients to combine.
  11. 3/4 - 1 Cup Caesar Dressing and toss to coat. Serve Immediately

Notes

Substitutions:

Add shredded Crab Meat in place of cubed chicken. Add 1/3 cup finely diced red onions and 2 sliced hard boiled eggs to recipe. Toss with Ceasar Salad Lite Dressing. Copycat Pampered Chef Recipe.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 561 Total Fat: 34g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 24g Cholesterol: 80mg Sodium: 1566mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 5g Protein: 31g
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