Chicken Pasta Salad Recipes

Looking for chicken pasta salad recipes? Browse more than 60 recipes for pasta salads starring cooked or canned chicken, plus find helpful reviews and pasta salad dressing tips.

Staff Picks

Cordon Bleu Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
A new family favorite for any occasion. Top with crumbled bacon.

Curry Chicken Pasta Salad

Rating: 4 stars 4
Good for lunch or dinner, this warm-weather pasta salad is a complete meal when served over a bed of lettuce with a side of fresh sliced garden tomatoes and warm garlic breadsticks. I usually add more curry powder than the recipe calls for.

Soba Noodle Salad with Chicken and Sesame

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
This tasty salad with Japanese buckwheat noodles is both quick and healthy; great for lunch or dinner. Most larger supermarkets have buckwheat soba noodles in the Asian food section.

Chicken and Cold Noodles with Spicy Sauce

Rating: 4 stars 14
This is a good summertime meal, and can be made ahead.
By Ann

Mediterranean Chicken and Orzo Salad In Red Pepper Cups

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
This yummy recipe won my mom a blue ribbon at the Wisconsin State Fair. It is very beautiful and flavorful!

Tangy Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
A twist on pasta salad to satisfy that Buffalo-chicken craving!

Cold Chicken Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
A very fresh take on pasta salad. Tweak to your liking with different veggies.

Malaysian Tangy Noodle Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A bite of this tangy noodle salad will help you feel fuller and satisfied longer, thanks to protein-packed canned chicken.
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Chicken Pasta Salad II

Rating: 4.5 stars 108
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.
By Heather

Dill Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
This recipe serves fifty people! Cooked chicken breast and lemon penne pasta tossed with a creamy buttermilk and dill mixture. A simple and scrumptious solution for those large gatherings with fifty of your closest friends!
By Cobra

Lap Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 102
An overnight salad using ramen noodles, cabbage, chicken, almonds, and green onions. This is GREAT -- one of my husband's favorites and it serves a ton of people. Try substituting cashews for almonds and a dash of sesame oil for sesame seeds.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Rating: Unrated 26
"Yummy! I loved how easy it was to throw together. Great flavor and the whole family enjoyed it." – Christina
Pasta Salads to Make With Leftover Chicken
Put your leftover chicken to good use with one of these easy pasta salad recipes. 
Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 345

I had this at a party and couldn't get it off my mind. It's a fruity Asian chicken salad that even my family's picky eaters enjoy. I bake my own chicken for more flavor, which adds to the prep time, but pre-cooked or canned chicken will also work just fine.