Recipe: Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

by Carrie with Children with 10 comments

I love balsamic vinegar.  It gives meals such a refreshing taste – I especially love it on chicken.  This past weekend, we discovered a salad recipe that uses leftover rotisserie chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and bow tie noodles… and balsamic vinegar!

With no mayonnaise, this dish would be great for picnics.  We have already decided this is going to be our “go to” dish for outings on the boat this summer.

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Recipe: Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup light balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook pasta.
  2. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool.
  3. While pasta cooks, combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.
  4. Add drained pasta to chicken mixture and toss well.

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  • Michelle

    I love chicken with fresh basil…yummy!

  • Lolo

    I love balsamic vinegar too. This recipe seems perfect to bring to a cookout!!

  • Mindi

    This looks so good! I love all the ingredients so I can imagine it tastes great. Can’t wait to make it for next weekend. I’m always looking for go to pasta salad dishes.

  • Cassie

    This has so many ingredients I love.

  • ConnieFoggles

    I’ve had something similar but without chicken. That would make it even more filling and delicious.

    • Carrie with Children

      I think the chicken really gives it a hearty feel to it. It could even be an entree I think!