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Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author The Seasoned Mom


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts cooked and chopped
  • 1 10.5 ounce container grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls or regular fresh mozzarella cheese cut into cubes
  • 2 cups uncooked small pasta such as mini wagon wheels, mini shells, or mini penne
  • ¼ cup – ½ cup basil pesto
  • ¼ cup pine nuts toasted
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, gently toss together cooked chicken, tomatoes, and mozzarella.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water and set aside until pasta is completely cool.
  • Add cool pasta to bowl and stir to combine with chicken and other ingredients. Stir in ¼ cup pesto. Add additional pesto until all ingredients are well coated. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, stir in pine nuts.