This delicious Chicken Pasta Salad can be made the night before is truly a grab and go option!
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5 from 6 votes

Cold and Creamy Chicken and Pasta

This delicious Chicken Pasta Salad can be made the night before is truly a grab and go option!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mayonnaise, pasta
Method: Boil
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 16
Calories: 413kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 8 oz rotini corkscrew shape or shell pasta, uncooked
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 oz butter


  • 3 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese or to taste
  • 3 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed plus additional, for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Tomato wedges for garnish


  • Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse under cold water, drain and set aside.
  • Lightly saute the chicken breasts in butter until done. Cut into strips about 1/2-inch wide an 2-inches long. Set aside.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients together, except the avocados. Allow to set for 15 minutes so that the flavors all blend together.
  • Peel and pit the avocados; slice lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips; set aside.
  • Mix the chicken strips, pasta and dressing in a large bowl. Mix should be slightly juicy. Gently stir in the avocados, so they don't break up. Allow the mixture to set overnight in the refrigerator so that the pasta absorbs the dressing.


  • If the mixture is dry, add mayonnaise so that it is slightly wet. Taste for seasonings. Place chicken pasta mixture in a chilled serving bowl and garnish top with ripe tomato wedges. Sprinkle with a small amount of dill weed.


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Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2.3mg