Summer Chicken and Pasta Salad Recipe

Summer Chicken and Pasta Salad is a creative way to get into your daily salad servings. This simple but delicious salad offers a rich taste derived from rotini pasta, chicken, and perfect vegetable mix. Summer chicken and pasta salad is traditionally served on a bed of fresh salad leaves.  You can serve this salad as a simple side dish or a light meal.

Preparation Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 30 minutes
Serving Size: 06 Persons
Utensils: pot, whisk, spoon, fork, bowl, stove, refrigerator


– 1 1/2 cups rotini pasta
– 1 cup cut-up cooked chicken breast
– 2 cups broccoli florets
– 1/2 medium green bell pepper – properly  chopped
– 1/2 medium red bell pepper –  finely chopped
– 1/2 medium red onion – nicely chopped
– 3/4 cup fat-free Italian dressing


  • 1

    First of all boil the rotini pasta according to the cooking instructions given on the packet. Once you boil the pasta thoroughly, remove it from heat and drain thoroughly, using a strainer or colander with holes. Run the boiled pasta under cold water and shift it to a large serving bowl.

    Note: Make sure to wear thick gloves while removing the pastas’ pot from heat and while draining them.

  • 2

    Add in 1 cup of boiled chicken breast’s pieces, 2 cups of broccoli florets, and properly chopped pieces of half of the medium green bell pepper and red bell pepper.

  • 3

    Top the mixture in the bowl with the chopped pieces of half of the medium red onion.

  • 4

    Pour in ¾ cup of fat-free Italian dressing and stir all the ingredients for a few seconds in order to mix and coat them thoroughly.

    Note: You can use a large fork, spoon or whisk for the mixing of the ingredients.

  • 5

    Now, the summer chicken and pasta salad is all set. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrapping sheet and place it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until properly cooled.

  • 6

    Remove the salad once cooled, unseal it, toss it gently and serve immediately.

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