6 servings (serving size: about 1 2/3 cups)

Use rotisserie chicken from the deli to cut preparation time on this chicken pasta salad recipe. Serve it for dinner tonight, and then pack the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Cool completely.

Step 2

Combine orange juice and the next 7 ingredients (orange juice through rice vinegar) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk to combine. Add pasta, chicken, grapes, celery, red onion, walnuts, chives, and parsley; toss gently to combine.

Ratings & Reviews


May 26, 2015
Had fewer guests than expected, so heated leftovers in a pan the next  ( cold) day, adding garlic and chilli flakes. Yum! 

TammyChavers REMAX www.HitTheMouse.com

May 24, 2015
Fantastic! We love this at our house. 

Becky54's Review

October 05, 2014
Just not that good.

Tycho12's Review

August 21, 2014
Husband raved about this, and that was right after I made it. I didn't have fresh herbs on hand so used 1 Tbsp dry of each, otherwise made this exactly as directed. I immediately thought it would be even better the next day and will know for sure when I have it for lunch tomorrow. If I make it again I'll probably add some chopped fresh spinach to up the nutritionals.

Rundmc80's Review

May 17, 2014

Midgie's Review

February 15, 2014
Really refreshing salad. I have made this several times and might change up some things after reading the reviews such as adding the broccoli and pecans and holding back a little dressing to be added when serving. I'm wondering if those who thought it dry, added a little more pasta than the recipe called for....that does make a difference since pasta is like a sponge! I served with chilled marinated asparagus and croissants.

daneanp's Review

September 15, 2013
Not bad, not great. I threw the chicken breasts on our Traeger grill and then shredded them which added a nice smoky quality. Something seemed to be missing though. Probably won't make this one again as DD didn't eat it. Edit: I upped it from 3 to 4 stars after eating leftovers for lunch the next day. The flavors are so much better. So I will make this again (would be perfect to take to a brunch or BBQ party) but be sure to make it 24 hours ahead.

Annettebrd's Review

September 10, 2013
This was good, but not great. It was definitely better the next day after the flavors melded more and the pasta soaked up some of the sauce.

ErinCT's Review

August 18, 2013
So good! We use precooked rotisserie chicken.

LeslieWestie's Review

July 25, 2013
Fabulous! Made this for a tailgate party and received rave reviews. I served the pasta in individual clear plastic cups with a fork...it was so easy!