Dill Lemon Chicken Pasta Salad

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"This recipe serves fifty people! Cooked chicken breast and lemon penne pasta tossed with a creamy buttermilk and dill mixture. A simple and scrumptious solution for those large gatherings with fifty of your closest friends!"

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 885 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 885 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 56.6 g
  • 87%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.2g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 56.9 g
  • 114%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 437 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken, celery and pasta and toss together. In a separate large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and dill weed and mix well, then stir in buttermilk.
  2. Add lemon dill mixture to chicken mixture and toss to coat. Cover bowl, chill for 20 minutes, and serve.
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  1. 22 Ratings


This dish was sooo good. I had it for a baby shower and everyone loved it. The only problem was cooking all those chicken breasts and cutting them up. Once that was done it was a snap. I cut the recipe down to 1/2 of what it was supposed to be and still had tons left. I definately recommend this dish but make sure you have someone help you cook the chicken. It's kind of fru-fru so I don't think kids would like it too much but a room full of women and a mom-to-be loved it.


This was delicious. I made it for a small potluck so had to cut the recipe way down. I used one boneless skinless breast, 1/2 stalk celery, 1 1/2 cup mayo. 1/8 cup lemon juice and 1/2 cup buttermilk. For the dill I just sprinkled it in but I think it was between 1/2 -3/4 tsp. and I used 1 lb. pasta.I seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic then dipped it in a breadcrumb/parmesan cheese coating and cooked it. This was so good and everyone liked it.

Tarheel Fan

Very good recipe to feed a crowd. Served at a baby shower, on two large platters, on bed of lettuce with quartered bright red tomatoes for garnish. Place extra dressing on side. Suggestions: add shredded white cheddar cheese and really bump up the dill. Couldn't find lemon penne, so I poured lemon pepper seasoning in the water, when boiling the pasta. I grilled bone-in chicken breasts, loaded with the lemon pepper seasoning. Still not enough lemon flavor, so I would recommend adding the seasoning to the dressing. If you make this the day before, be prepared to add more dressing, as the pasta soaks it up in the fridge. Got rave reviews and presented very elegantly!