A man holding a large bowl of BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad
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5 from 3 votes

BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

BBQ chicken pasta salad is a crowd pleasing favorite with mozzarella cheese, olives, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, and artichoke hearts.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 426kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

For the pasta salad:

  • 1 lb pasta like rotini
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes , whole
  • 3.8 oz black olives can, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper , cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 green pepper , cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 cups broccoli florets , cut into bite size pieces
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese , cubed into approx. 1/2 inch squares
  • 3 chicken breasts , cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 12.2 oz artichoke hearts jar, halved
  • 1 cup celery , coarsely chopped

For the dressing:

  • 1 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp ground rosemary
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking blanch broccoli florets in the pasta water for about 60-90 seconds. Remove broccoli and allow to cool. When pasta is done remove from the water and allow to cool.
  • Add salad ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Combine dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Pour over pasta salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 856mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 39.3mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 1.6mg