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Caesar Chicken Bow-Ties Recipe Will Be Your New Favorite Pasta Salad — So Fast + Tasty

Cook along with our video and watch how easy it is to make this tasty toss

Pasta salads are a summer staple at my place. They’re easy, and you can customize with all sorts of fun ingredients and any dressing you like. Our warm Caesar Chicken Bow-Ties recipe cooks up in a super-fast 30 minutes. Plus, you can make it ahead and serve chilled.

I’m famous for experimenting with different pasta shapes — there are just so many varieties. And even though my friends think I’m exaggerating, I insist they all have their own unique taste. Well, okay, let’s just say the experience of eating them is different! Am I right? For our recipe, we opt for bow-ties — though you can use penne, casarecce, orecchiette, gemelli or any shape you prefer. Next, we grill the chicken, but to make this recipe in the cooler months, simply roast it in the oven until cooked through. We toss it all together with bottled Caesar dressing to make it even easier. Do you have a favorite pasta shape? Be sure to cook along with our video then send a comment.


4 serving

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Prep Time


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 8 oz. bow tie pasta
  • 8 oz. broccoli florets (4 cups), coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 c. bottled Caesar vinaigrette salad dressing
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup basil leaves, torn


Prepare grill for medium-high direct-heat cooking. Coat chicken with oil; sprinkle with 1⁄4 tsp. pepper and salt. Grill chicken, flipping once, until no longer pink in centers, 8–9 min. per side.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli florets during last 1 min. of cooking time. Reserve 1⁄4 cup cooking liquid. Drain pasta well and reserve.

Slice warm chicken diagonally across the grain. In large bowl, toss reserved pasta and broccoli mixture with sliced chicken, Caesar dressing, cheese, reserved cooking liquid and remaining 1⁄4 tsp. pepper until combined. Stir in basil and serve.


  • Calories: 575
  • Fat: 26 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 4 gram
  • Protein: 35 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 49 gram
  • Fiber: 3 gram
  • Cholesterol: 67 mg
  • Sugar: 5 gram
  • Sodium: 843 mg
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