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Dilly Ranch Grilled Chicken & Pasta Salad

Here’s a hearty pasta salad you can call a complete meal. Tasty grilled chicken and a delicate dill-flavored ranch dressing will have them coming back for seconds.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Chicken, salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, pasta salad recipe
Servings: 4 -6
Calories: 650kcal


  • 1 8 oz large grilled chicken breast
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 8 oz uncooked rotini or pasta shape of your choice
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • additional dill sprigs for garnish
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs finely chopped dill
  • 1 tbs ranch dressing mix the stuff in the envelope
  • 2-3 tbs milk


  • Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and toss; set aside.
  • Slice cucumber in 1/2-inch slices, then quarter. Slice chicken breast about 1/8-inch thick. Add to pasta and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix all dressing ingredients, starting with 2 tbs of milk. If you desire a thinner dressing, add the additional 1 tbs milk. Stir well and add to the pasta mixture. Toss gently, coating all ingredients with dressing.
  • Chill for about 1 hour. Makes 4-6 servings


Serving: 1person | Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg