Quick and Easy Garden Chicken Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

An extremely easy pasta salad from Kraft Foods. You can substitute or add any other ingredients you like. I sometimes add cubed mozzarella, Parmesan and fresh chicken. I'm making it today with cheese tortellini. This is my potluck "staple" in the summertime. Time does not include chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups rotini pasta (8 oz.) or 3 cups pasta, of your choice cooked and drained (8 oz.)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, lightly blanched
  • 1 12 cups three cheese ranch dressing or 1 12 cups regular ranch dressing
  • 1 (6 ounce) package cooked chicken breasts, cuts or chopped red pepper
  • 12 cup chopped green pepper
  • 12 cup slivered onion


  1. Toss all ingredients and refrigerate.
  2. Can be made up to 2 days ahead.
  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  4. Can be easily doubled.


Most Helpful

Easy to make and, boy, is it tasty! I made this for the MEP cookathon almost as written. Didn't bother blanching the broccoli since we like it crunchy raw. For the color, I threw in a hand full of grape tomatoes because the red pepper I bought was moldy inside. !!! I'll be making more of MEP's recipes soon.

HouseDragon September 01, 2009

Loved this! I made it exactly as written other than using two grilled chicken breasts in place of the pre-cooked bagged strips. My DH says this is a keeper. I followed MEP'S posts on Zaar for years and will miss her.

Indiana Debbie August 06, 2009

I made this a few days ago for the MEP cookathon. It was so good, though I am going to use fresh broccoli next time. I used frozen, because that is all I had, and I had a craving for this delicious salad. It turned out wonderful, even with the frozen broccoli. Thank you, MEP. You will be missed! I made this again, but I used fresh broccoli and regular pasta. It came out and tasted sooooo much better. I am adding two new photos. Thank you, MEP, for your great recipes and being you! ;)

VickyJ July 22, 2009

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