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Salad with Creamy Pasta

Salad with Creamy Pasta

This whole wheat penne salad with rotisserie chikcen and creamy caesar dressing is a lighter alternative to tradition chicken fettucine alfredo. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Grains / Lentils, Pasta
Servings 6 people


  • 2 packages Fresh Express 50/50 Mix
  • 3 cups cooked rotisserie chicken breast skin removed, chopped
  • 6 cups whole wheat penne cooked (or favorite whole wheat pasta)
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley chopped
  • 4 ounces parmigiano reggiano grated
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup your favorite store-bought Caesar dressing


  • In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup of dressing with chicken and penne until dressing is well incorporated, set aside.
  • In a large serving bowl, mix greens and half of the parsley with 1/4 cup dressing.
  • Top with penne and chicken mixture.
  • Garnish with parmiggiano regginano, remaining parsley and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.