Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x



  • 10 oz. dry penne pasta
  • Ken’s Garlic Parmesan Dressing (I use about 1/2 cup in the entire salad)
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce(preferably romaine hearts or the center portion)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, grilled then diced
  • 1-pint grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup freshly, finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup homemade or store-bought croutons (optional)


  1. Instructions
  2. Cook pasta in salted water according to directions on package.
  3. Drain and rinse just briskly so noodles don’t stick then let cool.
  4. Add lettuce, pasta, chicken and half of the tomatoes to a salad bowl.
  5. Pour dressing over top, sprinkle in half of the parmesan and toss to evenly coat.
  6. Top with remaining half of the tomatoes, the croutons, and the remaining parmesan and serve immediately.