Chicken Pasta Salad II


This is a super easy but wonderfully tasty salad recipe I picked up years ago which has become a summer tradition with my family! The ingredients and proportions are adjustable to personal preference. For added flavor, you can boil the pasta in a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part chicken broth.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • ½ pound rotini/corkscrew pasta

  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup sliced green olives

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn kernels

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • ¾ cup Italian-style salad dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup canned chicken meat - drained and flaked

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cool water. Pour into a large dish.

  2. Combine mushrooms, olives, celery, onion, cheese, corn and green bell pepper with pasta; mix well.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing and mayonnaise; pour dressing over salad and toss again to coat.

  4. Gently mix in flaked chicken; refrigerate for a few hours or serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
33g Fat
27g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 1078mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 18mg 92%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 290mg 6%

* 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.