Gluten Free BBQ Chicken & Pasta Salad

by Carol Kicinski on August 28, 2014

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It seems like once a year I go on a rant about sending the kiddos back to school in August instead of waiting until after Labor Day like civilized people. This year I am going to refrain from mentioning anything about that.

Except to mention how challenging dinnertime can be when it is still blazing hot and you have to get dinner on the table quickly while adjusting back into the school days routine.

This Asian BBQ Chicken & Pasta Salad is so quick and easy it will help you ease back into your new routine. It can be made way ahead and served cold and it makes a good amount so you can always send leftovers in the kids lunchboxes – cook once, eat twice has always been my motto!

To save time and energy I use gluten-free rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, pre-shredded carrots, and frozen corn kernels. I also use San-J Asian BBQ Sauce – it’s an Asian twist on barbecue sauce I find both kids and adults love.

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BBQ Chicken & Pasta Salad


1 pound gluten free pasta shells
3 cups cooked chicken, shredded
16 ounces frozen corn kernels, thawed
1½ cups shredded carrots
Kosher or fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup mayonnaise
½ cup San J Asian BBQ Sauce


Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Rinse first with hot water then cold water and drain.

Combine the pasta with the chicken, corn and carrots. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the mayonnaise and San J Asian BBQ Sauce. Add to the pasta mixture and stir well.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.


A gluten free recipe that serves 8

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Tana June 24, 2016 at 11:00 am

Is there a good alternative sauce, I cannot buy it locally ?


Carol Kicinski August 16, 2016 at 10:31 am

Hi Tana,
Any gluten-free BBQ sauce that you link is fine.


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