May 17, 2016

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Hello CGH readers!  It’s Malinda from Countryside Cravings brining you a Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad that’s perfect for a summer picnic or bbq!

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad | CGH Lifestyle

You guys, I have a new favorite pasta salad!  This will definitely change things up from that plain ol’ pasta salad you usually see at summer gatherings.  It’s full of flavorful tender chicken (thanks to a marinade), al dente pasta, sweet grapes, crisp celery and pineapple!  Yes, pineapple.  Before you say “What?!” you really need to try this!!

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad | CGH Lifestyle

This pasta salad feeds a crowd too!  So, if you aren’t taking it to share somewhere it will feed you for days!  Bring this to work for lunch instead of going out to eat at lunch and there would definitely be some jealous coworkers!!

Feel free to use different pastas.  I just like rotini because those spirals hold the dressing a little better.  Also, I think this would be great with shrimp instead of chicken!  Just cut down on the marinade time if you use shrimp.  I think 2-4 hours would be plenty.

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad | CGH Lifestyle

So, if you’re looking for an easy pasta salad that will would be great for dinner and even better for lunch the next day this is it.  Bring it to a bbq this summer and you will get rave reviews!

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Prep time: 4 hours to overnight (marinade time)

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: 10+ servings



3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon honey

Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta Ingredients:

1 (16 oz) package rotini pasta

1 (20 oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained

2 cups red grapes, halved

1 ½ cups diced celery

4-6 green onions, chopped

1 cup mayonnaise

½ cup sour cream

1 teaspoon season salt


  1. Place chicken breasts, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, garlic, honey, salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag.  Refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight.
  2. Meanwhile cook pasta according to package directions.  While the pasta is cooking combine the pineapple, grapes, celery, onions, mayonnaise, sour cream and season salt in a large bowl, set aside.  Drain and rinse the pasta with cold water to stop the cooking process.  Add to the bowl with the grapes and vegetables and gently stir to combine.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to add the chicken.
  3. Preheat grill to medium/medium-high heat.  Remove chicken from marinade and place on preheated grill.  Cover and grill for 15-20 minutes turning half way through cooking time.  Chicken is done when the juice of the chicken is no longer pink.  Let chicken rest for 5 minutes then slice or dice and toss with pasta salad.  Refrigerate any leftovers.
  • Tried this tonight!! It’s delish and husband approved
    ~ LOTL

  • Macall

    Yum!! Must try!

  • Kayla

    The perfect recipe if you’re trying to eat healthy!!

  • Melanie Perez

    Looks delicioso!

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  • Beatrix

    i’ll try this for sure!

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  • Gwyneth Parallag

    Can’t wait to try this dish!! 😍

  • This looks so delicious! Definitely going to make this and give it a try!

  • Nabila Bestari

    Craving for this 😪

  • Gen

    Omg this looks so yummy

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  • Heather Zaldivar

    This looks sooooo GOOD.

  • Lara tolmie

    looks delicious!

  • T Difo

    Looks soooo good!!❤️

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  • Ashley

    Looks amazing !!!!!😍😍😍😍😍

  • Kate S

    Yum, looks like I found my lunch for tomorrow 🙂

  • Sam Schebig

    Looks so tasty! Can’t wait to try this!

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  • Allison

    Looks really good!

  • Glowariana

    I’m have to make this it looks so delicious

  • Aurélie

    looks super delicious ! going to give it a try !

  • Preity Sinha

    Awesome!! Looks delicious!

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  • Krista Smith

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m so glad that y’all post more things than just hair stuff! Y’all are an absolutely BEAUTIFUL family! Good luck and God Bless everyone!

  • shaya

    This looks so good now I’m hungry

  • Morgann Davis

    This looks so good!! I’m going to have try this!!

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  • Katherine Rodriguez

    I will totally try this <3

  • miaelizabethvlogs

    I have got to try that!!

  • Frances

    This looks so good!!

  • Melanie

    Very delicious and healthier than other kind of pastas!

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  • Maria Fernanda Ardon

    I will make this

  • Jimena Fernandez

    i want to make this!

  • crystal

    Looks good

  • Elise Hinzmann

    Sound delicious

  • Heather Zaldivar

    Omg! This looks so good. I so have to try it out soon.

  • Jada Walker

    I love me some pasta!! This looks delicious!

  • cheryl

    Looks good before reading ingredients. Will make this

  • Di’shanic Holt

    Looks delicious

  • PAo10

    Looks amazing!

  • sidra fatima

    *drools all over the place in awe*

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  • Nicole

    Looks really good!

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  • Avital Frank

    Looks good!

  • Kara DePrano

    Yummy!!! I love pasta salads during summer months. Thanks for sharing.

  • ST

    this looks amazing!!!!!!

  • Nabila Bestari

    Looks tasty and i love pasta as well, perfect!! 💞💕

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  • MBGrammer

    Looks very tasty

  • Angelyn

    looks so good that I could have it for lunch and finish it clean off my plate.

  • Anna Hoffmann

    looks really good

  • اميره عبدالعزيز

    looks delicious

  • Gess

    This looks tasty 💖

  • Anita Mei Ling

    Looks delicious and easy to cook! Thanks for the receipt!

  • Devinee

    This looks amazing and easy! Thanks!

  • Kirsten

    this looks delicious!

  • hanh nguyen

    look very tasty!!

  • Viktoria

    Looks delicious !!! 😍 Definitely I will try it ♡

  • Teresa Jean Domingos

    Can’t wait to try!

  • Frinda Boursiani

    Looks tasty!!!!!!!

  • faye

    Looks really delicious!

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  • Ana lopez

    Looks goo

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  • ㋡Brianna Atkinson㋡

    I love normal pasta salad but this one looks even more delicious!

  • Ana Sotelo

    Grilled chicken looks so good. Can’t wait to make it.

  • Wendy Diaz

    I’m actually going to tell my mom to do a that!!! It looks SO GOOD!!!

  • Kay-Ann O

    Yum 😍

  • Melanie

    I love pasta and this looks so amazingly good!!!

  • Paris Perez

    This looks so good! I’ve actually been looking for a recipe to make something like this!

  • Mariel Quinto Villanueva

    Looks delicious 😄

  • Lori

    This looks awesome , especially for summer picnics

  • Erika Al

    this looks soon good! good thing im bout to eat!

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    HAVE TO try this!

  • Nouzhat Yousuf

    yum yummm!

  • Kristen Marie

    Looks yummy! I love pasta.

  • cortney brown

    omg yummy!

  • Alejandra Villarroel

    Yummy!!! 🙂

  • Saduinika Senanayake

    OMG it look really yummy!

  • We’ve made chicken salad before, but not with noodles. This looks so good!

  • Lubna M Umar

    I love making pasta salads in the summer and this recipe looks fab ! Chicken and pineapple go really well together. Great post x

  • Jurika Martinez

    no grapes please =]]

  • ❁M❁A❁R❁I❁T❁Z❁A❁

    I absolutely love pasta salad but I have never tried this kind. Definitely going to have to try.

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