Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

If you make a batch of chicken and boiled pasta ahead of time, you can keep those in the fridge to throw together a fresh pasta salad whenever you want throughout the week.

2-3 servings

Time: 30 mins

By Ethan Chlebowski

Once you have the pasta and protein cooked, you can customize this with any vegetables or dressing components you have around.

Ethan Chlebowski

Ethan Chlebowski



  • Pasta Salad

    • dried pasta
      112 g2 parts
    • chicken
      , cooked & chopped
      150 g1.5 parts
    • green peas
      , thawed or cooked
      150 g1.5 parts
    • mozzarella pearls
      100 g1 part
    • cherry tomatoes
      , quartered
      100 g1 part
    • romaine lettuce
      , thinly sliced
      35 ga handful
    • red onions
      , thinly sliced
      20 ga handful
    • pepperoncini peppers
      , thinly sliced
      15 ga spoonful
  • Dressing

    • extra virgin olive oil
      30 g2 spoonfuls
    • parmigiano reggiano
      , grated
      20 ga handful
    • lemon juice
      1/2 lemon
    • dried oregano
      a sprinkle
    • garlic powder
      a sprinkle
    • black pepper
      a sprinkle
    • salt
      to taste


Step 1: Prep, cook, or gather ingredients

Gather, chop, and/or cook the ingredients you’ll need:

  1. Cook the chicken however you like, and dice it up.
  2. & drain the pasta.
  3. Chop any vegetables.
  4. Gather dressing components, etc.

In the next step, you can weigh out the ingredients right into the serving bowl as you assemble.

Step 2: Toss everything together

Measure and add all pasta salad components & dressing components to a large bowl.

  • If you have a scale, this is easiest done by setting a bowl over a scale and adding ingredients right to the bowl, taring out the scale in between ingredients.
  • Or, you can just add ingredients to your desired ratios.

Toss to combine everything, the dressing, and make sure ingredients are well coated.

Step 3: Adjust & serve

Taste the pasta salad. Adjust with more dressing ingredients as needed.

  • For example, add more salt if needed, extra lemon juice for acidity, or extra olive oil or Parmigiano Reggiano for extra richness.




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