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Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad

Light, fresh salad perfect for summer lunch or dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Chilling Time8 hours
Servings - 8 servings


  • 16 oz. penne pasta
  • 1/2  cup  basil pesto
  • 3/4  cup Italian salad dressing
  • cups  cooked chopped chicken breast
  • handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • cup  cherry tomatoes – sliced in half
  • 1/2  cup  shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Prepare pasta according to package until Al-dente. Strain pasta and rinse pasta under cold water to cool. Then place drained pasta in a large bowl.
  • Pour Italian dressing and basil pesto over the cooled pasta in bowl. Gently toss to combine.
  • Add spinach, chicken, tomatoes and shredded Parmesan cheese to pasta. Gently toss to combine.
  • Chill in the fridge up to 8 hours before serving or it can also be served immediately.
  • Sprinkle extra shredded cheese over the top just before serving (optional)
  • Enjoy!