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Cold chicken salad with pasta and peas served in a cabbage shaped bowl.

Cold Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Our Favorite Pasta Chicken Salad Recipe, we can't stop eating this one. Shell Macaroni with chicken breast, peas and a creamy sweet and tangy dressing.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 378kcal


  • 4 cups large shell macaroni -- cooked
  • 10 ounces chicken breasts I've used rotisserie, canned and breasts cooked and cubed - it all works, cooked and cut into bite sized pieces.
  • 8 ounces frozen peas
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoon sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dillweed


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. In the meantime chop all vegetables and place in a large bowl. Add peas. Drain pasta and pour hot over the vegetables in the bowl. Add mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and dillweed.. Mix well and adjust for flavors.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg