Chicken Pea Pasta Salad
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Chicken Pea Pasta Salad

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Adjust Servings:
2 tbsp Butter
4 cups (dry) Bowtie pasta
2 Breasts Boneless chicken breasts shredded
3 cups Frozen peas
2 tbsp Szeged Chicken Rub
5 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion flakes or Onion Powder
1 tsp Dry Oregano
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp black pepper
  • Salad

My favorite pasta salad!

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 8
  • Easy


  • Dressing



This chicken pea pasta salad can be enjoyed warm or cold. Serve it for dinner or save it for the weeks meal preps. Also this recipe can feed a crowd easily, just throw it all together in one big bowl and it’s good to take anywhere!

chicken pea pasta salad

Also keep in mind that this type of salad can be refrigerating overnight, making it such a great recipe for really any type of day.

Prepare this the night before and you can have a weeks worth of meal preps ready to go! If your on a gluten free diet, simply switch out the pasta for a gluten free variety. 

chicken pea pasta salad

If you have been looking at other pea salads recipes and are still debating which one to go with. I encourage you to really give this one a shot, it’s one of the most popular pasta salads on this site. 

Of course I have plenty of other pasta salad recipes that are just as good. So if you’re looking for more simply use my search bar on the sites homepage and you will find my others. 

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Also it’s much lower in calories than most of those other recipes out there, because we are not using any heavy dressings. Making this a much healthier dish than most pasta salad recipes out there.

Chicken Pea Pasta Salad

Your body will thank you for it and you won’t even miss those high calorie dressings, I promise. Or if you have a favorite low calorie dressing go ahead and use that in replace of mine.

But first off try mine, you may be surprised at how simple at tasty it is.

With only 3 main ingredients it's easy to make and super healthy.

Tossed in a low fat lemon spiced garlic sauce that is absolutely Dee-licious. This bowl contains just 3 simple ingredients. That of some cooked bowtie pasta, seasoned shredded chicken and peas.

Such an easy salad recipe that is perfect for summer, only sad part is it will most likely disappear before your eyes if you have others in the house.

tossing the chicken pea pasta salad

What can be easier than this salad? You will start by cooking the bow tie pasta till al dente then during that time you can season and cook the chicken breasts and peas.

Before shredding the chicken then throwing all together in a light dressing that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

chicken pea pasta salad

I highly recommended using frozen or fresh peas for this recipe, canned just taste no good. If your not really into peas you can replace them with frozen sweet corn. Just make sure your pre cooking those peas or corn prior of course.

chicken pea pasta salad in a white bowl


My favorite Chicken Rub = Szeged Chicken Rub


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Meal prep idea: Make a few meal preps for the week ahead.

chicken pea pasta salad


If you loved this recipe? Chances are you will also love my “Cheesy Pesto Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes”  if you try them I would like to know which one is your favorite 🙂 till next time see you in the kitchen.


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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Pea Pasta Salad

My favorite pasta salad!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: pasta
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: bow tie chicken pasta salad, Chicken Pea Pasta Salad
Servings: 8
Author: Jacqueline


  • 4 cups Dry Bowtie pasta
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Boneless Chicken breasts
  • 3 cups Frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp Szeged Chicken Rub


  • 5 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion flakes
  • 1 tsp Dry Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Start by cooking the bowtie pasta in some lightly salted water according to package instructions or until al dente. Once cooked strain under cold water and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, season the chicken breasts on either side with the Szeged Chicken Rub and saute with 2 tbsp of melted butter over medium heat. Flipping over a few times till cooked fully.
  • Remove the cooked chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks.
  • Now add the frozen peas to a medium saucepan of boiling water, reduce heat and simmer the peas for roughly 5 minutes till cooked. Remove the peas, strain. Add the peas to a large bowl along with the cooled cooked pasta and shredded chicken.
  • Toss in the spices, lemon juice and olive oil and toss to coat.
  • Serve warm or cover and place in the fridge to serve cold later. Enjoy!


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This sounds yummy but I’ve never heard of the seasoning that you are supposed to put on the chicken. What is it and where can I find it?

Hello Courtney, google “szeged chicken rub” it can be found in many European delis/markets these days.
You can also follow the link in my AMAZON choices on the recipe page and order it from them 🙂

This is now one of my favorite pasta salads. I’ve made it a few times now and highly recommend using the Szeged Chicken Rub, that spice is amazing!

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