Pasta salads are great to take along with you to your next BBQ get-together, my chicken & broccoli pasta salad is easy to make and delicious!

Summer is coming and I am all about those pasta salad dishes! They are great as a side dish when grilling up some burgers, and perfect to take to any summer get-togethers. I whipped up this simple chicken and broccoli pasta salad on a whim one day with what I had available in my fridge and pantry and it came together quite nicely, I didn’t have intentions of adding it to the blog but it was so delicious I couldn’t keep it to myself haha.. Makes 8, 1 cup servings, 2-4PP on WW, 4SP on both blue/green, 2SP on purple.

Ingredients used

  • Penne pasta
  • Chicken
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Sliced almonds
  • Greek yogurt
  • Sour cream
  • Mayonaisse
  • Mustard
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt & pepper

 

You can easily prep this salad the night before, you can either mix it all up and store in an air-tight container in the fridge or you can keep everything separate and mix it just before you are ready to serve.

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Chicken & broccoli pasta salad

2-4PP per serving
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Pasta salad
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups penne *weighed dry *
  • 1.5 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Dash of salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the package, you can also use a rotini or macaroni noodle if you prefer. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Cut the broccoli, dice the celery and red onion. Add the veggies, shredded chicken and sliced almonds to the cooled pasta.
  • In a small bowl mix the yogurt, sour cream, mayonnaise and mustard. Add in the seasoning, salt/pepper and stir well.
  • Gently fold the yogurt mixture into the pasta. Chill in the fridge at least 30 minutes before serving. Makes 8- 1 cup servings

Notes

Personal Points- 2-4 depending on your 0PP foods 
Smart Points- Blue & Green- 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- Purple- 2 using WW recipe builder *when using whole wheat pasta
Points Plus- 4 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 171...Fat 5.4g...Sat fat 0.7g...Carbs 22.1g...Fiber 2g...Sugar 2.2g...Protein 8.2g using My Fitness Pal *Note- this includes all ingredients, even 0SP foods. 

If you are like me and love cheese you can definitely add some into this dish, my preference would be feta but honestly, any cheese will de a great addition. If you are following WW just be sure to build the recipe in your WW app if you make changes to it so you know the accurate point count.

This recipe will make 8- 1 cup servings. If you are attending a large get-together you can easily double this recipe so you have enough for everyone.

Looking for some similar recipes? Try my zesty corn pasta salad or spinach & artichoke pasta salad

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7 Comments

  1. Looks so good! How long would you say it keeps? Or would you suggest only adding dressing before serving? Thanks!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Adding the dressing before serving would be a good idea if you plan to prep it earlier, it should be good in the fridge for 3-4 days

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Natalie, it should last 3-4 days in the fridge in an air-tight container, you could just add the dressing as you go if you want.

  2. So yummy! I had cherry tomatoes on hand so I sliced those and added instead of broccoli. Amazing! I had it warm and loved it!

  3. You’ve done it again!! Something so good and WW friendly is the way I described this pasta salad. Coming off the holidays, this was so awesome and light weight!! I know it’s more of a summertime salad but wow!!! Full of healthiness!! Heartfelt Thank-you!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Thanks Helen, I’m so glad you enjoyed the salad, I love pasta salad all year long, it’s great for lunches 🙂

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