4.34 from 15 votes

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Your favorite appetizer just got a makeover! This Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad gives you all those bold and zesty flavors of bruschetta chicken but with a twist. Grilled chicken, al dente pasta, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, and more come together for an incredible pasta salad recipe.

This weekend we had a BBQ feast over at my parent’s house. I made steak kebabs and brought some hot dogs for the kids. I also whipped up a batch of Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad because nothing says summer quite like pasta salad.

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad - The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.


Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Bridget had a friend with her and this little girl was so sweet and polite. She told me it was the yummiest pasta salad she’s ever tried. How nice is that? I like this girl!

I used six tomatoes on the vine. They were on sale at Food Basics this past week so I grabbed a bunch. Roma tomatoes also would have worked in this recipe.  I also used four cloves of garlic because I adore the flavor of fresh garlic. Cut it down to two cloves if garlic isn’t really your thing.

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad - The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.

How to Store Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Get our FREE
e-cookbook

    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at anytime.

    Every bite is a burst of fresh flavor. If you like bruschetta, chances are you’ll also enjoy this pasta salad. Store it in the fridge till you are ready to serve.

    Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad - The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.

    Can I Make Chicken Bruschetta Pasta Ahead of Time 

    Absolutely! This recipe is great day one, but it tastes even better the next day after all the ingredients have had a chance to mingle together. Just make and then cover and store in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Give a good stir and then plate up your salad. 

    Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad - The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.

    What Type of Pasta Do You Use for Bruschetta Pasta Salad 

    You can use any type of pasta you would want. Spaghetti pasta, elbow, bowtie, whatever you have on hand will work. Just make sure that you follow cooking directions on the back of the package. 

    You could even take it a step further and use cheese-stuffed tortellini to replace the regular pasta. This would be a tasty option to make. 

    Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad - The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.

    Can I Use Rotisserie Chicken for Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad 

    Yes, you can use rotisserie chicken for your pasta salad. Just make sure to shred and de-bone the chicken and then use that to replace the cooked chicken breast. You want a rotisserie chicken that doesn’t have a ton of flavor or it will affect the flavor of the salad. 

    Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad - The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.

    Even More Pasta Salad Recipes 

    Check out my other pasta salad recipes – Ramen Noodle Salad, Roasted Pepper Pasta SaladGreek Pasta SaladChili Pasta SaladChicken Fajita Pasta Salad and Easy Bacon Pea Pasta Salad. Also, check out my Pasta Salad board on Pinterest.

    What To Serve With Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

    • Garlic Bread 
    • Breadsticks
    • Pair with a side sandwich
    • Or use this as a side dish for a potluck
    Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad - The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.

    Can I Leave the Chicken out of this Pasta Salad 

    If you want to make this a vegetarian dish, feel free to leave your chicken out of the dish. You could add in vegetables like broccoli or even cucumbers in replace, or just make it as is without the chicken. 

    What Type of Cheese Would Work in this Bruschetta Pasta Salad 

    I would reach for fresh mozzarella or even mozzarella pearls. It would work perfectly for this salad. Or add on some shaved parmesan cheese to top each serving.

    How to Make Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

    Start by cooking your pasta according to the package. Then in a bowl take your chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil and chicken and stir together. Then in a small bowl whisk your oil and vinegar together. Pour onto the chicken mixture and stir well. Then once the pasta is cooked, pour into the mixture, stir one last time and season with salt and pepper.  

    Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad - The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.

    How Long Can Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad Store For 

    You can keep this pasta salad in the fridge for 3-4 days. I recommend using your best judgment in terms of if you think the salad has gone bad. Give a good stir between each serving to ensure the dressing gets mixed. It can kind of dry out as it sits in the fridge on the top layer.

    Do You Eat This Pasta Salad Cold or Hot 

    Either actually. You can throw it together while the pasta is still slightly warm for a warmer take on this recipe. Or allow it to chill in the fridge for a cold pasta salad.  We tend to eat this salad chilled but you are more than welcome to serve one at first. 

    I think if you are a fan of bruschetta you will love this fun twist on it. Pasta salad is great for a quick and easy meal, potluck dish or even side to your main meal. 

    You’ll also like this Bruschetta Chicken, Tortellini Salad, Greek Pasta Salad, Italian Pasta Salad and Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad.

    What is your favourite kind of pasta salad?

    4.34 from 15 votes

    Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    The best pasta salad! Add fresh tomatoes and basil for an amazing summer side dish packed with protein.

    Ingredients
     
     

    • 4 cups cooked pasta
    • 6 tomatoes chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic minced
    • 2 tbsp fresh basil chopped
    • 2 chicken breasts cooked and chopped
    • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • salt & pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Toss tomatoes, garlic, basil, and chicken in a large bowl.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Pour into large bowl.
    • Add cooked pasta to large bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
    • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1g | Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 88mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Salads
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

    Did you make this recipe?

    I’d love to see it! Make sure to share it on your favorite social platform.

    Want Even More Recipes?

    Join Moms Best Recipes to find more delicious family recipes.


    The Best of Simply Stacie ebook cover.

    free ebook!

    The Best of Simply Stacie

    When you subscribe to the newsletter for the latest updates!

    4.34 from 15 votes (15 ratings without comment)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Recipe Rating




    29 Comments

    1. Made this for dinner tonight. Added small cubes of mozzarella when serving. Great tasting healthy summer meal would be a wonderful addition to any potluck gathering!

    2. Diane Friedemann says:

      Made a 1/2 batch. Left out the raw garlic but added 3 green onions chopped and shredded parmesan
      cheese. Served it with garlic toast to crumble on top. Excellent !!

    3. I left out the raw garlic and use some salad seasoning instead. I was very delicious!
      Chicken-tomatoes-pasta – great combo.

    4. Kay Gabany says:

      Stacie…love your web site..colorful and excellent pictures of food being prepared………BUT your actually email that you send us does not live up to the liveliness and ease of reading of your web site.  It does not read easily, doesn’t entice me to review your postings or recipes ….     I initially look at the email and my mind discards it..too many words and no pictures to draw me in..     

      This is just my opinion and is definitely not meant to discourage or disparage you..  

      Keep showing us your stories!!

    5. I made this to bring to a gathering. I followed the recipe. It had good flavor but I found it to be a little dry. Any suggestions on what to add.

    Similar Posts