Grilled Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad Recipe

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Happy August!

Have you noticed that the days are getting shorter? And all the Back to School sales are in full swing?

I am not sure whether to cry tears of joy that my kids are heading to school in a few short weeks or cry tears of sadness because summer is quickly coming to an end!

To be honest, I am so excited to get back on a schedule again. My kids do much better when they go to bed at an earlier hour and have a more structured routine. However, I love the lazy days and nights of summer and I am going to miss them! Especially when the winters in Utah seem to be never-ending (I am much more of a summer gal than a winter gal!).

So, while I sit here and have an internal battle over being happy or sad, I highly suggest making this salad for dinner. You can use fresh produce from your garden or local farmer's market to make it even more delicious! Serve it with our Cheesy Garlic Texas Toast for a yummy summer meal.

Grilled Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Ingredients:
3 cups grilled chicken, cut into bite-size pieces (we just used this leftover chicken, but you could also use rotisserie chicken)
6 oz (about 1/2 box) penne pasta, cooked and cooled*
4 cups Romaine lettuce, cut into small pieces
1 cucumber, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (we used pre-shredded cheese that you buy in a bag)
1 bottle of your favorite Caesar salad dressing (I love this Organic Litehouse dressing- not an advertisement, just my honest opinion)

Directions:
Mix together all ingredients EXCEPT for the dressing. Pour desired amount of dressing on top (we used about half a bottle) and serve immediately (the salad starts to go soggy if you pour the dressing on ahead of time).

Makes 4 large servings.

*My husband was completely weirded out by pasta in his salad. I think it's delicious, but he chose to pick all the pasta out of his and said it was good without it. :) To each their own!

Looking for more yummy salad recipes?
30 Mouthwatering Salads
Family Favorite Taco Salad
BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad
Spinach Mandarin Salad

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  1. Kaylee says:

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing!! I could have a Caesar salad everyday I love them so much! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  2. Ruth @ Living Well Spending Less says:

    My mouth is seriously watering looking at this salad! It looks so delicious and completely refreshing! Thank you for linking it up to Thrifty Thursday this week!

  3. Sandy says:

    This IS really good!! You can add as much lettuce, chicken, pasta as you want. I had extra pasta, threw it in, with extra chicken & cukes. You can make it more of a salad with more lettuce, or more of a cold pasta dish with more pasta.

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