Rotini Chicken Salad


Terrific lunchtime or picnic salad, hearty enough to be a meal!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast

  • ½ (16 ounce) package rotini pasta

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Fill a pot with lightly-salted water and bring to a boil. Cook the chicken breast in the boiling water until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken breast should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cut the breast into cubes and spread in a single layer on a plate; place chicken in refrigerator for 1 hour, or until completely cooled.

  2. Fill a pot with lightly-salted water and bring to a boil. Stir the pasta into the boiling water; cook until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, and rinse thoroughly with cold water to cool.

  3. Stir the celery, Parmesan cheese, green onions, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, parsley, basil, and thyme together in a large bowl. Fold the chicken, rotini, and peas into the mayonnaise mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

501 Calories
35g Fat
33g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 501
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 369mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 196mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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