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Zesty Chicken Pasta Salad has a subtle balance of tang to spice with red chili pepper flakes, feta, onion and garlic. Simple, fresh and easy to make, this pasta salad is perfect anytime of year.

Zesty Chicken Pasta Salad

Course Side/Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Pasta Salad, Cold Chicken Pasta Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 496kcal
Author Heather


  • 1 lb Rigatoni noodles
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2-1 tsp red chili pepper flakes
  • 2-3 garlic cloves *minced or crushed
  • 1 cup feta
  • 1/2 med red onion *diced, about 1 cup
  • 15 oz can favorite beans
  • 2 1/2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 8 oz spinach


  • Cook pasta according to directions on package in heavily salted water to the point of al dente.
  • Meanwhile whisk together oil, vinegar, red chili pepper flakes and garlic. Stir in feta, onion and chicken. Rinse and drain beans, stir into mixture. Mix in cooked pasta. Let cool for about 5-10 mins and stir in spinach.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*


Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2755IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 3mg