Home Made Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad

The W-W Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad is a delightful and health-conscious dish that combines lean protein, vibrant vegetables, and whole-grain pasta for a satisfying and flavorful meal. The use of whole wheat or multi-grain pasta adds a nutritional boost, providing complex carbohydrates and fiber. Shredded chicken breast contributes lean protein, while blanched broccoli florets offer a crisp and nutrient-rich element to the salad.

The addition of cherry tomatoes, red onion, and optional black olives introduces a spectrum of colors and flavors, enhancing both the visual appeal and taste of the dish. Reduced-fat feta cheese provides a creamy and tangy component without significantly increasing the SmartPoints values.

The homemade dressing, featuring olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and Dijon mustard, ties the ingredients together with a zesty and well-balanced flavor profile. This salad is not only delicious but also a practical option for those adhering to the W-W program, as it offers a satisfying combination of macronutrients while keeping an eye on SmartPoints values.

The versatility of this recipe allows for customization based on personal preferences and dietary requirements, making it an excellent choice for a wholesome and low-point meal. Enjoyed chilled, this Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad is perfect for a light lunch, dinner, or a refreshing side dish at any gathering.


  • 8 oz (about 2 cups) whole wheat or multi-grain pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breast
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, blanched and cooled
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup black olives, sliced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cooked and cooled pasta, shredded chicken, blanched broccoli, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, and black olives (if using).
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and toss gently until everything is well coated.
  4. Sprinkle fresh parsley over the top for added flavor and freshness.
  5. Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Before serving, give the salad a final toss and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  7. Serve chilled and enjoy your delicious W-W Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad!

Per Serving (Approximate values for a standard serving):

  • Calories: Around 350-400 calories per serving (varies based on ingredients and portion size).
  • Protein: Approximately 25-30 grams, depending on the amount of chicken used.
  • Carbohydrates: Roughly 30-40 grams, with variations based on pasta choice and vegetable content.
  • Fat: About 15-20 grams, considering the use of olive oil and reduced-fat feta cheese.
  • Fiber: Approximately 5-7 grams, with contributions from whole-grain pasta and vegetables.

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