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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad for Two

"My local supermarket deli carried a great pasta salad but kept the recipe a secret," says Leanne Royce of Appleton, Wisconsin. "I was determined to duplicate it at home and created this version."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (6 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan peppercorn ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle the chicken with lemon-pepper.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Cut into 1-in. cubes.
  • Drain pasta. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, chicken, broccoli, red pepper, red onion, salad dressing, cheese and lemon juice; toss to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 300 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 488mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • John
    Oct 12, 2019

    Made it and love it, I'll be making this recipe for the rest of my life! I added some feta cheese and used citrus and here seasoned chicken and a few pinches of chopped onion. I also sauteed the onions, sweet pepper and broccoli with the chicken to give more flavor.

  • RD2Cook
    Jun 14, 2010

    It's ok, nothing great. There are so many other salad recipes similar to this only with more flavor that I would not recommend this one.