Chicken Pasta Salad

Friday, January 11, 2013

Do you ever get a random craving for a summertime food in the middle of winter? I think it has more to do with the association that the food brings when you eat it. This is one of those recipes.

We are big time chicken salad fans in my family. My mom actually ate pretty much the exact same thing for lunch every single day last summer... A chicken salad sandwich, pretzels  and a glass of milk.  

Now I'm not that hard core of a chicken salad fan but I got the craving for it the other day and I thought I'd make it up and add it to pasta. A twist on an old favorite.

And it turned out spectacularly! I love how the dressing covers the noodles but there's still the crunchy onions and celery. This is one's definitely a keeper my friends, and it's even better the next day when all of the flavors have married together.

  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups small pasta (I used radiatore)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbls milk
  • 1 tsp garlic salt 

  1. Cook, drain, rinse, and set aside pasta to cool. I really like the shape of the radiatore with this dish. The ridges catch all the dressing and hold it nicely.
  2. Chop chicken, celery, and onion and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl mix mayo, milk, and garlic salt until combined.
  4. In a large bowl mix cooled pasta, chicken, and veggies. Then add the dressing and toss until covered.


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  1. That looks delicious. Though it's winter and typically snowing here, it's feeling like spring and chicken pasta salad seems like a very fitting meal.

    1. That looks delicious. Though it's winter and normally snowfall here, it's feeling like jump and chicken pasta salad appears like a very fitting meal.

  2. Amy is right, it looks Delicious :)

  3. rofl my problem is leaving it that away rofl, I will probably change it up in a week rofl

  4. I am a sucker for anything pasta! Love my carbs

  5. Hey Jessica!

    Followed you from the bloghop. It'd be cool if you followed back :)

    Love your blog!

  6. I have to stop reading food posts late at night. I'm starving for your chicken /pasta salad now!

  7. I also get random Winter Food craving in the Summer! Thanks so much for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

  8. Hello, Dear! Looks wonderful! I've come to your blog from the blog of one of my sweet commenters ~ you know how that goes ~ :) ~ Now following you!
    So nice to "meet" you!

  9. You always have such wonderful projects! I love reading your blog. I wanted to invite you to come link up at a party on my blog. It is a link party for OLD projects--so that we can hopefully get more traffic to our blogs using projects we've already posted. Come over and remind us of some of your favorite projects!
    The link-up is live now.
    Hope to see you there!

  10. I love these kind of salads anytime! Looks great. Thanks you so much for sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!


  11. oooooooh and I just bought celery today!! Pinned this one too!

  12. Chicken Salad looks good and will try it this week. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  13. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at Please join us, share your delicious creation and get other scrumptious ideas.

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