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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad: Meaty, Cheesy, & With Veggies

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Entertaining, looking for dinner ideas or a side dish? Make this Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad – Meaty, cheesy, and filled with veggies! Get ready to elevate your pasta salad with grilled chicken and chicken sausage! This is a perfect dish for warm weather and outdoor gatherings. Recipes like this are easy to make and so delicious! Use it for a side dish or a dinner idea. Add your own touches by customizing the chicken pasta salad recipe with a variety of ingredients.

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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

This pasta salad recipe features grilled chicken, chicken sausage, two types of cheese, and a mix of fresh vegetables for a tasty and satisfying meal.

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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

This cold pasta salad with a combination of flavors and textures is sure to please everyone, and it’s a great way to get some protein and veggies into your diet. Whether you’re hosting a BBQ or just want a quick and easy meal, this pasta salad with grilled chicken, chicken sausage, cheeses, and vegetables is perfect.

Is the weather still cold or rainy? You can make the meat for this recipe on an indoor grill or by using a grill pan too! I grilled the chicken using a gas grill.

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Helpful supplies

You will need a cutting board, chef knife, colander, pot, large serving bowl, and salad tongs. For making the salad dressing you will need a salad dressing shaker/container or bowl and a fork.

Ingredients:

Easy Homemade Italian Dressing

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Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  2. Before heating the grill clean it. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and grill until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes per side. The last few minutes coat with BBQ sauce (optional) Set aside to cool.
    (Alternately you can cook the meat on the stove or indoor grill.)
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients: cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bell pepper, cubed cheeses, and optional ingredients (chilies and artichoke hearts). Then add the cooled pasta.
  4. Once the chicken breasts have cooled, chop them into bite-sized pieces and add them to the bowl with the pasta and vegetables.
  5. Prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  6. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to coat evenly.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Serve chilled and enjoy your delicious pasta salad with grilled chicken, chicken sausage, cheese, and vegetables!

Serve and enjoy!

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Recipe Notes:

What other ingredients are good for pasta salad?

Customize The Pasta Salad Ingredients

You can use a variety of ingredients that you like or prefer. Making pasta salad is so easy!

  • Italian Chicken Sausage or your favorite sausage
  • black olives
  • kalamata olives
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh basil
  • Your favorite dressing or bottled salad dressing

Can pasta salad be made ahead of time?

Yes, and stored covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.

How long does pasta salad last in the refrigerator?

Pasta salad lasts 3-5 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container. However, the exact length of time will depend on the specific ingredients used and how they were prepared. If the pasta salad contains meat or dairy products, it may spoil more quickly and should be consumed within a day or two.

Printable Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Yield: 8

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

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A delicious, easy-to-make Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad. Serve this cold pasta salad with a homemade or store-bought Italian dressing. It's perfect for dinners and gatherings.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound penne pasta (or fusilli or rotini)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound chicken sausage, sliced
  • pepper jack cheese cubed
  • sharp cheddar cheese cubed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1 red bell pepper deveined and chopped
  • artichoke hearts (canned or marinated) (optional)
  • diced green chilies (optional)
  • barbecue Sauce (optional)
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic seasoning

Homemade Italian Dressing

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  1. Before heating the grill clean it. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill until cooked through, about 6-7 minutes per side. The last few minutes coat with BBQ sauce (optional) Set aside to cool. (Alternately you can cook the meat on the stove or indoor grill.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients: cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green onion, bell pepper, cubed cheeses, and optional ingredients (chilies and artichoke hearts). Then add the cooled pasta.
  3. Once the chicken breasts have cooled, chop them into bite-sized pieces and add them to the bowl with the pasta and vegetables.
  4. Prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss to coat evenly.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving, to allow the flavors to meld together.
  7. Serve chilled and enjoy your delicious pasta salad with grilled chicken, chicken sausage, cheese, and vegetables!

Notes

You can use a variety of ingredients that you like or prefer. Making pasta salad is so easy! Optional Ingredients

  • Italian Chicken Sausage or your favorite sausage
  • black olives
  • kalamata olives
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • shredded Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh basil
  • red onion
  • Your favorite dressing or bottled salad dressing

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 408Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 107mgSodium 670mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 37g

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