Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad

This chicken pasta salad is a filling dish that’s lusciously coated with creamy buttermilk-yogurt dressing, and tossed with crisp veggies and tender pasta.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 30 minutes



For Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Dressing:

  • ¾cupGreek yogurt,plain, low fat
  • 1cupbuttermilk,low fat
  • 2tbspmayonnaise,low fat or regular
  • 1tbspfresh parsley,chopped
  • 1garlic clove,roasted, minced
  • 1tspwhite vinegar
  • 1tsplemon juice
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspground black pepper

For Pasta Salad:

  • 1lbdry pasta
  • 2chicken breasts,boneless skinless, grilled/cooked, chopped
  • 10ozcherry tomatoes,(1 pint), or grape, halved
  • 2cupssmall broccoli florets
  • 1red bell pepper,or orange, green, yellow, chopped
  • ½cupfeta cheese,crumbled
  • 3bacon strips,crispy, crumbled



  1. Whisk the yogurt, buttermilk, mayonnaise, parsley, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper together. Taste and add more salt, pepper, or garlic, if desired.

  2. Stick the dressing in the refrigerator.

Pasta Salad:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, then rinse with cold water to cool. Pour into a large bowl.

  2. Add the chicken, tomatoes, broccoli, and pepper. Pour ¾ cup of the dressing over the pasta salad and gently toss to combine.

  3. Add a little more dressing, if desired. Add the feta cheese and bacon, then stir up the pasta salad again. Season with additional salt and pepper, as desired.

  4. Chill for at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 431.78kcal
  • Fat: 15.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.88g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.67g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.41g
  • Fiber: 2.59g
  • Sugar: 5.95g
  • Protein: 23.05g
  • Cholesterol: 49.58mg
  • Sodium: 432.04mg
  • Calcium: 129.61mg
  • Potassium: 459.67mg
  • Iron: 1.50mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 37.56mg
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