Chicken Caesar Pasta - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Chicken Caesar Pasta

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Servings:8Serving Size:1 cupRecipe Cost:$6.13Cost per Serving:$0.76


  • 1 (8 ounce) package whole wheat pasta
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup homemade Caesar dressing
  • Homemade Caesar Dressing
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice (or juice of ½ lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon pepper



  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. Rinse pasta in cold water and allow to dry. 
  2. Heat oil in medium sauté pan, add chicken breasts. Cook over medium heat until chicken breasts reach 165 degrees F. Chop into bite-size pieces. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix pasta, chicken, croutons, lettuce, and parmesan cheese. 
  4. Toss salad with homemade dressing when ready to serve. 

Homemade Caesar Dressing 

  1. In small mixing bowl, whisk together garlic powder, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and lemon juice. 
  2. Whisk in olive oil. 
  3. Add mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and pepper. Whisk until well combined. 
  4. This makes a thick Caesar dressing. Makes 1 ½ cups of dressing you can keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. 
Source: District Two Nutrition Education Program

170 calories; 8g total fat; 2g saturated fat; 0g trans fat; 25mg cholesterol; 300mg sodium; 15g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 1g sugar; 0g added sugar; 11g protein; 0% Daily Value of vitamin D; 6% Daily Value of calcium; 6% Daily Value of iron; 4% Daily Value of potassium.