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Chicken and kale pasta salad recipe video

Chicken and Kale Pasta Salad Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course salads
Servings 10 servings
Calories 343 kcal

what you'll need

  • 1/2 lb fusilli pasta
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup chives minced
  • 1 Tbsp dill
  • 6 cups kale finely chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken diced, grilled
  • salt to taste

let's do it

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add salt and pasta then stir to prevent sticking. Return water to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook pasta according to directions on package until tender but still slightly firm. Drain then immediately rinse under cold water to cool pasta and stop cooking. Set aside to drain completely.
  • Using a very large bowl, add ranch dressing, parsley, thyme and dill then stir to combine. Add chopped kale, grape tomatoes, cheese, black pepper and well-drained pasta then stir until ingredients are well-coated.
  • Add diced chicken then toss to distribute chicken evenly through salad. Season to taste with salt and additional black pepper if desired. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.

One Last Thing

This recipe is award-winning at the BBQ or the potluck!


Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 20gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1084mgPotassium: 735mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2g
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