Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad

My church calling has kept me really busy lately. Every couple of weeks it seems like we have a stake function where we are feeding between 100 and 200 people. Only four of us make up the stake RS presidency so even though the food assignments are divided, each of us are still making a lot of food!

This past week I was in charge of salad for 150 women. I remembered a recipe my cousin Amy had sent me a while ago for a salad that fed a crowd so I went searching for it in my emails. I made it 3 times last week: once for the missionaries, for the RS event, and then I made it for a BBQ.

This Caesar salad has chicken, almonds, croutons, parmesan cheese and a little twist…bowtie pasta. People are always surprised to see it in a green salad. I like the addition of the pasta in the salad because it adds more substance and you can add more pasta to make the salad stretch. All the measurements are approximate…you can adjust it however you like.

No dressing on this salad…I didn’t want to put it on too early and have it get soggy!

Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches green leaf lettuce, chopped
  • 1 bag Marie Calendars Fat Free Croutons
  • 1 bag Almond Accents/ Roasted Garlic Caesar
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, boiled with an onion and salt and pepper
  • 2 cups bowtie pasta, cooked
  • 4 - 6 oz. shredded parmesan cheese
  • Brianna’s Asiago Caesar Dressing

Instructions

  1. Toss all the above ingredients with Caesar dressing right before serving. Serves 20-25.
  2. *I like Brianna's dressing because it is potent and you don't have to use a lot but you could substitute another quality Caesar dressing as well.

Notes

Source: Amy Bench

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  1. Christy,

    You don’t know me…but I FELL absolutely in LOVE with your cute blog! I found it through a mutual friend (Brittany Kunz) I have to admit that I made our family’s weekly menu from recipes I found on your blog. We had the little Sami’s last night and they were simply to die for! What a GREAT little cook you are! A girl after my own heart! :) I hope you don’t mind…but I have a few awesome recipes to pass along. I’ll email you. Happy cooking! :)

  2. Tiffany,
    Thank you. You’re sweet and I never will turn down recipes, especially awesome ones.
    Christy

  3. So funny. I just made this salad last week for a RS luncheon. It always gets great reviews!

  4. I would make this but too busy stuffing my face with your Creamsicle cookies! They’re sooooooo good!

  5. Ok, Pizza Factory makes the best bowtie chicken caesar salad. I crave it all the time but we hardly ever go there. I guess I’ll have to start making my own now that I’ve got a recipe!! Thanks!

  6. This looks so yummy! I want some for lunch!
    Love the twist :)

  7. This salad looks delicious!!

  8. Nice take on a caesar salad!

  9. I l.o.v.e. this salad…i threw in some spinach, grape tomatoes, and sliced cucumbers as well. so good!

  10. Do you leave the onion in it? And what exactly is 2 bunches of lettuce?? Help!

  11. @Anonymous,
    No! The onion just gives it flavor when cooked with the chicken but you don’t use the onion. 2 bunches of lettuce is 2 heads of lettuce. Probably about 8 cups chopped leaves.

  12. I just had the GOOD luck to find your blog after PINNING your chicken ceasar salad recipe! YUM:) Keep up the good work!! I will definitely be returning…often:))

  13. Where do we find the salad dressing recipe or is it store brand?

  14. Bowtie Chicken Caesar Salad is very tasty recipie. i often eat this. and i cook it from this recipie.

  15. @Anonymous,
    It’s just a store brand of Caesar dressing. I like Gardini’s as well. You can use any kind you like.

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  17. I love this salad and love making it for us girls at the office. Its so easy to throw together and I cant wait to make this summer for cookouts! Its def best if made and served immediatly otherwise your croutons are not crunchy but either way, this is a great recipe!

  18. Heather Walker says:

    I clicked on this recipe and a “wine pairing” icon popped on it. It cracked me up that this RS salad now has a wine option!! LOL

  19. WOW!! I just fell upon your website in a search for a artichoke dip recipe. (which I am going to make this weekend) I LOVE Love love this idea of having the pasta in the salad with greens. Its brilliant. Ahhh

    thanks

  20. This is absolutely one of my favorite salad recipes ever!!

  21. Thank you – nice salas.