This whole wheat pasta salad recipe with chicken and veggies is delicious and makes great leftovers! Pin it here.
I have a confession to make… I actually don’t love cooking every day… eek! So making meals I can make once and eat over and over again is essential! This whole wheat pasta salad filled with chicken and tons of veggies is one of those meals, and the flavor never gets old!
Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
This power-packed pasta has lean chicken breast, lots of vegetables, and whole grain noodles. It’s chock-full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein! Both broccoli and bell pepper (red) are good sources of vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin A, and both are fair sources of folate. Zucchini offers potassium, vitamin A and folate.
French Vinaigrette Dressing
When I first started making this recipe, I just used a store-bought French vinaigrette dressing, but now I’m making my own. French vinaigrette dressing is usually made with a 3:1 ratio of oil to acid. I made my own to cut down on the calories using a 2:1 ratio of oil to acid. You can totally simplify this recipe by using a store-bought French vinaigrette instead!Try this #yummy whole wheat #pasta recipe, loaded with veggies and chicken! #foodiechats Click To Tweet
Tips for Success with this Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
Best case scenario, chop everything before you start. I’m definitely not a wizard at doing this every time, but honestly you will have a hard time having everything hot at the same time if you don’t! If you don’t chop ahead of time, it’s not the end of the world; you can just pop it all in the microwave before service.
This recipe keeps really well! You can keep its leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days.
How to Serve this Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
You’ve got options!
- Serve it hot or cold
- Serve it stand-alone as a meal with fruit for dessert
- Serve it as a side dish for a potluck
As always, I hope you love this recipe! It’s one of my favorites!
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