Save on Pinterest

Chicken Pasta Salad

My dad grows incredibly delicious tomatoes and red peppers. This year's crop was especially abundant, so I created this salad combination to take advantage of the bounty. My husband gave this recipe a definite "thumbs up".
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) bow tie or spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Caesar or Parmesan salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard or other prepared mustard
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded carrot


  • In a large bowl, toss the pasta, chicken, oil and garlic powder. Cover and chill. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing, mustard, curry powder, salt and pepper; cover and chill. Just before serving, add the red pepper, tomato, carrot and dressing to pasta mixture; gently toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 487 calories, 29g fat (5g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • enastali
    Jun 1, 2015

    Very easy to prepare and my family loved it! Perfect for summer!

  • MandyJ33
    Aug 31, 2011

    Unless you are a huge fan of curry powder, I wouldn't use 2-3 teaspoons as the recipe suggests. I used 1/2 a teaspoon and it was plenty! Still got the great curry flavor!

  • Bertlyne
    Jun 23, 2010

    My husband loves this recipe so during the summer I make it often. I've tweeked it a little though. I use rotini pasta and I alternate between tomoatoes, cucumbers, peppers and shredded carrots as the added vegies. I use what I have on hand. I also use the spicy brown mustard. It makes a large bowl and it disappears fast!