Chicken Pasta Salad

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Chicken Pasta Salad is creamy, with the crunch of diced veggies. This easy pasta salad recipe can be a stand alone meal and also works well for a BBQ, picnic or potluck. 

Bowl of Chicken Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad

This recipe is something I love to make for lunch for the week, a picnic, or to bring to a BBQ. You can make it the day before and it will stay good in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. It’s also very versatile so feel free to add your favorite veggies. 

Ingredients needed: pasta, diced chicken, onion, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, cider vinegar, salt and pepper. 

Large Bowl with Pasta, diced chicken, red onion, green pepper, cucumber and diced tomatoes.

How to make Chicken Pasta Salad with Mayo dressing

  • Cook the pasta according to the box. I recommend cooking it al dente so it holds up to the veggies and dressing. No mushy noodles in the salad!
  • Drain the pasta and add to a large bowl.
  • Stir in diced vegetables and chicken. 

Mayo dressing

  • Combine mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, cider vinegar, salt and pepper. The vinegar adds a nice little tang to the dressing. You could also use red wine vinegar. 
  • Pour over pasta salad and mix until combined. 
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Ideas for other veggie add-ins

  • Shredded Carrots
  • Green Onion
  • Chopped Asparagus
  • Peas
  • Celery
  • Radish

White bowl with mayo, Greek yogurt and cider vinegar

Tips for the Perfect Pasta Salad

  • I love using rotisserie chicken for this recipe. It helps cut down on prep time. You could also use this Air Fryer Chicken or Baked Chicken
  • Can I use different pasta? Yes! This recipe can be made with most any pasta shape. I even enjoy it with cheese tortellini. 
  • Dice up your chicken and veggies small. This ensures you get a little bit of everything in every bite!
  • Once you drain your pasta, run a little cold water over the noodles to help them cool down before adding the dressing. 
  • Don’t like chicken? Try tuna, diced ham or meatless. 

Bowl of Chicken Pasta Salad

More Pasta Salad Recipes

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Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Cold and creamy, this pasta salad is the perfect meal for spring and summer. A delicious ways to eat your veggies!

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Bowl with chicken pasta salad.
5 from 1 vote

Chicken Pasta Salad

By Heather
Easy Chicken Pasta Salad With Mayo Dressing
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 16 oz pasta
  • 1 cup chopped chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Cook pasta according to box directions. Drain pasta and add to a large bowl. 
  • Add in diced chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and green pepper. 
  • In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, vinegar, salt and pepper. 
  • Pour dressing in with pasta and toss until well combined. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
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