Chicken pasta salad


  • 1 pound pasta (shells, bow ties, or macaroni)
  • 2 large cans chicken
  • 1 & 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 Tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese


1_ Cook pasta until desired softness...keep in mind that pasta will firm up when it is run through cold water, so cook a little longer than normal.

2_ In a large bowl, mix the mayo, spices, diced pepper, chicken (drained), artichokes (drained, but I added a couple tablespoons of the liquid to the dressing). Mix gently to combine.

3_ Once pasta is cooked, run it under cold water and drain well. Then add the pasta to the other ingredients and stir gently. Fold in Parmesan cheese.

4_ Taste to adjust seasoning for your tastes. Cover and chill until ready to serve.