Chicken Vegetable Pasta Salad

Chicken vegetable pasta salad makes the perfect lunch or dinner. It is so easy, and packed full of flavor! Make a big bowl of this pasta salad, and store in the refrigerator. Also, you can this in your kids’ lunchboxes, eat it for a quick lunch on the weekend, or serve it to your family for dinner!

My favorite thing about a pasta salad is that you can make it your own. Use the vegetables your family loves the most. I typically use vegetables in a variety of color which makes the pasta salad so pretty! In addition to a variety of vegetables, you can add a protein such as chicken, ham, or pepperoni. We love chicken, and I cook with chicken all the time so that is what I used for this recipe. Also, I picked up some pre-cooked, pre-shredded rotisserie chicken at Costco. If you have a Costco close by, go get a pack of this! It is delicious and makes cooking a breeze!

Chicken Vegetable Pasta Salad – Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb small pasta (I used campanelle)

1 lb bag of campanelle pasta for chicken vegetable pasta salad
Campanelle

2 bell peppers, chopped

Diced yellow and orange bell pepper
Diced yellow and orange bell peppers

handful of small tomatoes, halved

Small tomatoes, halved
Halved tomatoes

1 lb cooked, shredded chicken

1 large or 2 small cucumbers, diced

2 small cucumbers, diced
Cucumbers

1/2 finely chopped red onion

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

3/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon oregano

Directions

Cook pasta in salted water according the directions on package

Drain and slightly rinse pasta

Pour pasta into large bowl, and add cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, onion, and chicken

Set aside pasta mixture

In medium bowl, mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, and spices

Pour olive oil mixture over pasta, chicken and veggies and mix well

Chicken and vegetable pasta salad in a large bowl
Chicken vegetable pasta salad

Refrigerate until completely cooled or serve warm!

Chicken and vegetable pasta salad in a small bowl
Yum!

Serve this dish to your family, friends, or bring to a pot-luck. Your friends and family will thank you!

Yield: 8

Chicken Vegetable Pasta Salad

Chicken Vegetable Pasta Salad

Chicken vegetable pasta salad is the perfect weeknight meal. It is easy, packed full of flavor, and kids and adults love it!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb small pasta
  • 2 small cucumbers, diced
  • Handful of small tomatoes, halved
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into small pieces
  • 1 lb cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions
  2. Drain pasta, slightly rinse and pour in large bowl
  3. Add cut veggies and chicken to pasta
  4. In medium bowl, mix olive oil, vinegar, and spices
  5. Pour olive oil mixture over pasta, chicken and veggies
  6. Mix well to combine
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour to cool or serve warm

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 311mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Protein: 18g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
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