Go Back
+ servings
BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad in a white bowl with limes and some cilantro behind it
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

EASY BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad - this yummy pasta salad recipe is full of corn, tomatoes and chicken and dressed with a BBQ sauce vinigarette! It's the perfect easy weeknight meal or potluck pasta dish. This is a great way to use up leftover chicken!
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: 7


For the salad:

  • ½ lb. Rotini Pasta cooked and drained according to package directions
  • ¾ cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels frozen and thawed or fresh, cut off a cooked cob
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded chicken I used rotisserie
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro or to taste
  • BBQ sauce dressing recipe follows

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup your favorite barbecue sauce
  • ½ teaspoon finely diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste or 1 garlic clove crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Stir together cooled pasta, onion, corn, tomatoes, chicken, and cilantro in a large bowl.
  • Make the dressing: add all dressing ingredients to a jar or sealed container. Seal and shake well to combine. Pour over pasta salad and toss to combine.
  • Serve within 2 days. Store tightly covered in refrigerator.


  • Add any vegetables you like to this - bell peppers would be great!
  • We love using sugar-free barbecue sauce but use your favorite brand.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg