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balsamic chicken pasta salad

Balsamic Chicken Pasta Salad

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken pasta salad
Servings 8 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked bowtie pasta
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (I like grape tomatoes halved)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water; transfer to a large bowl. Add the chicken, tomatoes, onion, bacon and Gorgonzola cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, basil, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.