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Bow-Tie Pasta Salad with Chicken

Pasta Salad with Chicken

This is a filling, delicious dinner in a bowl and a great way to use any leftover chicken you may have on hand.  You can use store bought pesto or make our Kale Almond Pesto, which can be used in so many ways. The flavor of homemade pesto is beyond delicious and definitely worth making. 

Related: Pulled Brisket Bowtie Pasta

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  • 4Servings


  • 1 pound “Farfalle” (Bow-Tie) Italian pasta
  • 2 cups chopped or shredded roast chicken
  • 2 celery hearts
  • 4 tablespoon pareve pesto

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large pot of salted water, add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, according to the package instructions until “al dente”. Drain, rinsing quickly under cold water, and allow to cool in a large bowl.

2. In the meantime, wash the celery hearts removing any damaged parts, and cut them into small sticks or dice. Cut the chicken into small pieces, and add them to the pasta together with the celery.

3. Combine the parve pesto with the olive oil and the white vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour this dressing onto the pasta salad and stir gently.

4. Refrigerate until about 10 minutes before serving.

Photo Credit: Fuoco Variabile - Milan