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Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

This Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken is a delicious and easy dinner idea! Made with marinated chicken, loads of vegetables, cooked noodles, feta cheese and Greek dressing, this salad is a perfect summer meal.

Pasta salads are the best. They’re easy to make and everyone loves them. And this Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken is no exception. Made with simple and delicious ingredients, this salad tastes delicious and will soon be a family favourite!

Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

Perfect for hot summer days!

When I think about summer foods, I immediately think of pasta salads. On a hot summer day, there’s something so great about a cold pasta salad loaded with delicious ingredients. They’re so easy to make and you can be very flexible with the ingredients you add…pretty much any summer vegetable or grilled meat works fabulously in a pasta salad.

Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

Everything you love about Greek Salad but with noodles!

For this pasta salad I’ve put together all the delicious ingredients of a Greek Salad, including vegetables, Greek chicken, olives and feta cheese, and mixed in cooked noodles. It’s a meal in a bowl!

Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

Perfect for picnics, potlucks and barbecues!

Colourful, healthy and definitely a crowd pleaser, making this salad a perfect side dish for summer gatherings.

Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

Keep it Easy, Use Store-Bought Dressing!

You can make a homemade Greek dressing for this salad, this is the Greek dressing recipe that I often use (made with simple ingredients: olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dried oregano). Or, to make things even more simple, for this salad you can use a pre-made bottle of Greek salad dressing that you can buy at the grocery store. Store-bought is definitely good enough. I just use about half of the bottle for the marinade and the other half of the bottle for the salad dressing.

Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

So easy, so good.

Greek Pasta Salad Recipe Tips

  • MAKE AHEAD: I like to make this salad in the morning and serve it for dinner, the longer it has to rest, the better the flavour. 
  • NOODLES: You can use any type of noodles: macaroni, penne, rotini pasta, fusilli
  • GARNISH: Serve with fresh lemon wedges and extra feta cheese.
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Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken

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This Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken is a delicious and easy dinner idea!  Made with marinated chicken, loads of vegetables, cooked noodles, feta cheese and Greek dressing, this salad is a perfect summer meal.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Resting Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • about 2 cups of Greek salad dressing (homemade or 1 (475 g) bottle of store bought Greek salad dressing)
  • 4 chicken breasts (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 6 cups of cooked noodles (about 3 cups dried)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (or yellow or red bell pepper)
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 cucumber (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/23/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

Greek Chicken:

  1. Whether you decide to make this homemade Greek marinade, or use 1 cup of a pre-made Greek dressing, either is delicious. Make sure to shake the bottle well, then pour 1 cup of the dressing over the cut pieces of chicken, and let marinate, in the fridge for at least one hour. You can leave it overnight as well.
  2. When it’s time to cook the chicken, add the chicken and dressing to a skillet on medium heat, and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is no longer pink, so about  15-20 minutes.

Greek Pasta Salad Assembly:

  1. In a large pot boil the noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl toss together the pasta salad ingredients: the cooked pasta, chopped veggies, olives, feta cheese and cooked chicken, and the remaining salad dressing.
  3. Let the salad rest for at least 1 hour.
  4. Stir well before serving.

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