Chicken Pasta Salad

This chicken pasta salad is very easy to make, super healthy and very tasty. You can make this pasta salad without the chicken for vegetarian or vegan meals.

This is one of those salads that you can make in advance and have in the fridge. The only thing I recommend is that you keep the tomatoes separate if you do make it in advance.

This is a very nice light meal and will complement any lunch box for school or work beautifully.

Although I used whole wheat pasta for this recipe you can certainly use regular if you prefer. You can use shells, spirals, elbows, penne or whatever you like.

Here is what you need for this delicious chicken pasta recipe:

Serves six

12 oz. cooked al-dente whole wheat pasta
1 large carrot – grated
1 small cucumber – peeled, seeded and chopped
2 tomatoes – peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk – chopped
2 scallions – chopped
1 cup cooked, shredded chicken*
½ cup sliced ripe olives
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/8 cup olive oil

Place all the ingredients – except for the oil, salt and pepper – in a bowl. Mix well.
Add the salt, pepper and olive oil. Toss to mix well and serve. Enjoy!
*If you want to keep this vegetarian omit the chicken.

CALORIES 400.70; FAT 16.03 grs (sat 2.62; mono 4.29; poly 0.95); PROTEIN 17.29 grs ; FIBER 6.5 grs; CARBS 51.28 grs; CHOLESTEROL 43.33 mg; IRON 3.49 mg; SODIUM 840.81 mg; CALCIUM 74.65 mg

Print the Pasta Salad with Chicken Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • December 5, 2012


    hi. i just wanna know for how many minutes do you have to boil for the pasta? reply asap! thank you

  • December 11, 2012


    Hi Syaa!
    I am sorry for the delay but I was in Australia and had no internet access. I am sure you do not need an answer anymore but, as a rule of thumb, you want the pasta to be al-dente. In other words, you do not want to over cook it and make it mushy. That takes anywhere between 15 to 20 minutes. Thank you and sorry again.
    Mary Ann