Chicken Pasta Salad

Makes 4 cups (1 L)

Preparation Time: 10 min

2011 Kids Recipe Challenge winning recipe: 3rd place!


3 ½ cups cooked short whole wheat pasta 875 mL
1 ½ cups diced cooked chicken 375 mL
large carrot, coarsely grated
1 cup diced cucumber 250 mL
¼ cup low fat Caesar salad dressing 50 mL
When kids don’t like sandwiches, salads are a great option. This easy to make salad can be changed up with your favourite vegetables and pasta shapes to suit everyone’s tastes.


Step 1
In a large bowl, combine pasta, chicken, carrot and cucumber.

Step 2
Drizzle with dressing and stir to combine well.

Step 3
Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.


To get 875 mL (3 ½ cups) of cooked pasta, you will need 500 mL (2 cups) dried pasta. 
Use your favourite shape like elbows, shells, radiatore or orrechiette pasta. 
Try different vegetables like chopped peppers, celery, broccoli or cauliflower in the salad.
For a vegetarian option use diced firm tofu for the chicken.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 cup (250 mL)
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 315
Fat / Lipides 10 g
Saturated / saturés
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol
Sodium / Sodium 325 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 37 g
Fiber / Fibres 4 g
Sugars / Sucres
Protein Protéines 23 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer
Abbey in Toronto likes how tasty and colourful this salad is.  She helps to grate the carrots, dice the cucumbers while mom boils the pasta and slices the chicken.  She then tosses everything together!