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Caesar salad with chicken, bacon and pasta in a blue serving bowl.
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Chicken Pasta Caesar Salad

Chicken, pasta, and bacon are combined with crisp romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons and parmesan cheese. Tossed in a creamy caesar dressing this salad can be served as a side or as a complete meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Meal size servings
Calories: 1026kcal
Author: Deanna

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 Cups cooked pasta penne, bow-tie, rotini (1 cup uncooked)
  • 2 Cups cooked chicken breast diced
  • 1/2 pound bacon cooked and sliced
  • 1 Cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 Cup croutons
  • 1/2 Cup creamy caesar dressing your favourite brand or recipe

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions then drain and rinse with cold water until no longer hot.
  • Dice the cooked chicken breast and bacon and chop the romaine lettuce.
  • Place the lettuce, chicken, bacon, pasta, parmesan cheese and croutons in a large bowl.
  • Just before serving add the caesar dressing and toss well to coat everything. You can add more dressing depending how much you like.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

You can cook your own chicken breasts or use store bough rotisserie chicken to keep things simple.  
If you don't want to cook bacon you can use 1 cup of pre-cooked bacon bits. (real bacon bits)
This salad is best eaten within a couple of hours, otherwise the lettuce tends to wilt and become soggy.
 
*Nutrition information for this recipe will vary greatly depending on brands chosen, how lean the bacon is and how the chicken is cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 1026kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6381IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 3mg