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This is the BEST Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad and it will be the star of your brunch, picnic or potluck!

The Best Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad

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  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This easy pasta salad recipe is packed with grilled chicken, crunchy celery and has a super flavorful dressing. It really is the BEST Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad!


  • One 16 oz. box of whole grain rotini pasta (cooked, drained and cooled)
  • 2 lbs. grilled chicken (chopped into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 cup diced celery


  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • One packet of ranch dressing/dip seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (smashed into a paste (or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder))
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste


Prepare the Dressing

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate the dressing overnight or at least a few 3 hours.

Make the Pasta Salad

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the pasta, chicken, celery and prepared dressing.
  2. Garnish with fresh dill or chopped parsley if desired and serve.


Refrigerate any leftovers. If necessary, add a bit more mayonnaise to leftovers as the pasta will absorb some of the dressing as it waits in the fridge.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: lunch
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 588
  • Sugar: 3.1 g
  • Sodium: 653.2 mg
  • Fat: 24.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.8 g
  • Protein: 39.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 98.1 mg