Rotini Chicken Salad Recipe

  • 1 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Fill a pot with lightly-salted water and bring to a boil. Cook the chicken breast in the boiling water until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken breast should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cut the breast into cubes and spread in a single layer on a plate; place chicken in refrigerator for 1 hour, or until completely cooled.
  2. Fill a pot with lightly-salted water and bring to a boil. Stir the pasta into the boiling water; cook until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain, and rinse thoroughly with cold water to cool.
  3. Stir the celery, Parmesan cheese, green onions, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, parsley, basil, and thyme together in a large bowl. Fold the chicken, rotini, and peas into the mayonnaise mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.