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Pasta salads are a classic summer dish that is easy to prepare, refreshing, and perfect for any occasion. They come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors, but one of the most popular variations is the chicken club pasta salad. This dish is a perfect blend of creamy dressing, crispy bacon, juicy chicken, and fresh vegetables that make it an instant crowd-pleaser.

In this blog post, we will dive deep into the world of chicken club pasta salad, exploring its origins, ingredients, preparation By the end of this post, you will have all the knowledge and inspiration you need to create a delicious and satisfying chicken club pasta salad that your friends and family will love.

Origins of Chicken Club Pasta Salad

The exact origins of chicken club pasta salad are unknown, but it’s safe to say that it’s a modern twist on the classic club sandwich. The club sandwich has been a staple of American cuisine since the early 1900s, and it’s usually made with toasted bread, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and chicken or turkey. Chicken club pasta salad incorporates these classic ingredients into a pasta salad, making it a more substantial and filling dish.


8 ounces corkscrew-shaped pasta
3/4 cup Italian-style salad dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 cups chopped, cooked rotisserie chicken
12 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled
1 cup cubed Muenster cheese
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and chopped


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.
Cook pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes.
Drain and rinse under cold water.
Whisk Italian-style dressing and mayonnaise together in a large bowl. Stir pasta, chicken, bacon, Muenster cheese, celery, green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and avocado into dressing until evenly coated


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