Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad


Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad

Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad
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If you're looking for something easy to serve at your next get-together, try this easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta Salad. All you have to do is throw-together the ingredients, toss, and let chill (a great make-ahead!). You'll love how all the flavors come together in this delicious pasta salad. 

What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package directions and slightly cooled
  • 1 (7-ounce) container prepared pesto sauce
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chunks
  • 4 plum tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, place pasta. Add pesto sauce and toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients except pine nuts and toss until thoroughly combined.
  2. Cover and chill 1 hour. Before serving, sprinkle with pine nuts.


Any type of leftover chicken can be chunked or cut up to be used in this salad. Why not cook up a few extra boneless breasts next time you make chicken so you can have what you need for this recipe?

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 560
  • Calories from Fat 224
  • Total Fat 25g 38 %
  • Saturated Fat 4.1g 21 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 32g 65 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 63mg 21 %
  • Sodium 810mg 34 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 49g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15 %
  • Sugars 5.4g 0 %

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