The Ultimate Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

This easy and flavorful pasta salad is a perfect summer companion for barbecues, potlucks, and quick lunches.

Why You’ll Love It

  • Tried-and-true recipe with a winning combination of flavors and textures.
  • Combines all the key ingredients of chicken Caesar salad with whole wheat pasta and fresh tomatoes.

  • Quick and easy to make, using leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken.


  • 8 ounces whole wheat fusilli pasta
  • 12 ounces cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 romaine lettuce heart, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup croutons
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Homemade Caesar Dressing


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
  2. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Make the Caesar Dressing.
  4. Combine the pasta, chicken, romaine, tomatoes, croutons, and Parmesan in a large bowl.
  5. Drizzle with Caesar Dressing and toss to combine.

  6. Enjoy cold or at room temperature.


  • For a shortcut, use your favorite store-bought Caesar salad dressing.
  • Make extra dressing to keep leftovers from drying out.

  • If you don’t have extra dressing, revive leftovers with a squeeze of lemon juice.


Hi! I’m Debbi!

I am no chef, I am just a mom who loves to eat good food. I enjoy making healthy, low calorie meals without compromising taste. It’s not all healthy here but I do try!


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