Greek Chicken Pasta Salad {Taziki’s Friday Pasta}

Greek Chicken Pasta Salad  – the recipe for Taziki’s Signature Pasta – homemade vinaigrette tossed with penne pasta, chicken, feta, tomatoes, and fresh basil – tastes great warm or cold. Great for a potluck. Can make a day ahead – the flavors get better as it sits. This is seriously delicious!

Greek Chicken Pasta Salad  - recipe for Taziki's Friday Pasta - homemade vinaigrette tossed with penne pasta, chicken, feta, tomatoes and fresh basil - good warm or cold. Great for a potluck. Can make a day ahead - the flavors get better as it sits. This is seriously delicious!

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Copycat Taziki’s Signature Pasta

This dish is referred to as “Friday Pasta” around Birmingham. It is a local favorite. It is so popular that Taziki’s actually had to start serving the pasta all weekend. Several years ago the recipe was published in the newspaper. I snagged a copy of it in case I ever wanted to make it.

For whatever reason, I only recently tried Taziki’s Friday Signature Pasta. We went to a birthday party and they served this cold/room temperature. Taziki’s serves this pasta warm over lettuce in the restaurant. We both agreed that we preferred the pasta cold/room temperature and without the lettuce.

How to Make Taziki’s Signature Pasta

I decided to finally try my hand at making Friday Pasta at home. The recipe calls for already cooked chicken, so I marinated the chicken in our Greek Chicken Marinade grilled it. I whipped up the vinaigrette (great on its own) and tossed up the pasta salad in the morning and let it hang out in the fridge all day. We ate this for dinner two nights in a row. It actually gets better as it sits in the fridge.

  • You can serve this dish warm or cold.
  • Taziki’s serves their Signature Pasta over lettuce.
  • You can make this Greek Chicken Pasta Salad ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Can use any cooked chicken for the chicken in this recipe. Rotisserie chicken would work great.
  • This makes a lot of pasta salad. It is great for a crowd! Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don’t need as much food.
Greek Chicken Pasta Salad  - recipe for Taziki's Friday Pasta - homemade vinaigrette tossed with penne pasta, chicken, feta, tomatoes and fresh basil - good warm or cold. Great for a potluck. Can make a day ahead - the flavors get better as it sits. This is seriously delicious!

What to Serve with Greek Pasta with Chicken

This pasta salad is a favorite at our house. We make this at least once a month. It is great for brunch, baby showers, potlucks, and a make-ahead lunch or dinner. We like to serve this with a salad and a roll. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this Greek Pasta:

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bowl of taziki's special pasta

Taziki’s Signature Pasta – Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Greek Chicken Pasta Salad  – the recipe for Taziki's Signature Pasta – homemade vinaigrette tossed with penne pasta, chicken, feta, tomatoes, and fresh basil – tastes great warm or cold. Great for a potluck. Can make a day ahead – the flavors get better as it sits. This is seriously delicious!

Equipment:

Ingredients:

Homemade Greek Vinaigrette

  • 3 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp shallot minced
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • cups olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta Salad

  • pounds penne pasta
  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken breasts, grilled and cubed
  • 3 cups feta cheese, crumbled
  • 6 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 handful fresh basil, chopped

Instructions:

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Place thyme, shallot, balsamic vinegar, lemon, sugar, and Dijon mustard in blender. Pulse a few times. Slowly blend in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a large bowl, combine pasta, chopped chicken, feta, tomatoes and fresh basil. Pour dressing over pasta mixture. Toss to fully coat chicken pasta mixture.
  • Serve warm or cold.

Notes:

You can serve this dish warm or cold.
Taziki’s serves their Signature Pasta over lettuce.
You can make this Greek Chicken Pasta Salad ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Can use any cooked chicken for the chicken in this recipe. Rotisserie chicken would work great.
This makes a lot of pasta salad. It is great for a crowd! Feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don’t need as much food.

Steph

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Greek Chicken Pasta Salad  - recipe for Taziki's Friday Pasta - homemade vinaigrette tossed with penne pasta, chicken, feta, tomatoes and fresh basil - good warm or cold. Great for a potluck. Can make a day ahead - the flavors get better as it sits. This is seriously delicious!

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