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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Italian Chicken & Asiago Pasta Salad

A creamy, Italian-style pasta salad this one has delicious chunks of rotisserie chicken and tangy shaved Asiago cheese.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups rotini pasta, cooked al dente, drained, and rinsed under cold water to stop cooking
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved length-wise
  • 1 sweet bell pepper, any color, seeded and chopped, we used several mini peppers, orange & yellow
  • 1-2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup shaved Asiago cheese
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves, chiffoned

Instructions

In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the mayonnaise, dressing, lemon juice, and black pepper. Whisk together until completely combined. If the dressing appears to thick, add another tablespoon or so of dressing to the mixture.

  • To a large mixing bowl, add the cooled pasta, tomatoes, peppers, chicken, olives, cheese, and basil. Gently toss the ingredients to evenly combined.
  • Stir in the dressing  mixture, tossing evenly until everything's combined and creamy.
  • If the mixture's still not creamy enough for you, add a little extra Italian dressing, stirring to evenly combine. 
  • Taste and salt & pepper, to taste. Seal the mixture, either with plastic wrap or in a tupper ware, and refrigerate until chilled, and/or ready to serve.