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Tortellini Chicken Salad

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1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup creamy mustard salad dressing
1 (20 ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini
3 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
1 (16 ounce) package frozen peas
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes

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Tortellini Chicken Salad

  • Serves 8
  • Easy

About This Recipe

You can make a main dish salad out of just about anything. I myself like to dream up new combinations using ingredients I have around the house. In the fridge, obviously.

I always have frozen cooked chicken, tortellini, frozen peas, mustard, mayo, and lettuce on hand. And usually some type of fresh veggie, most often bell peppers, zucchini, and green beans.

So this salad was born. It’s easy to make, full of flavor, and healthy too.



In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, and salad dressing and mix well.


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the tortellini according to package directions until tender.


Meanwhile, put the peas into a colander in the sink. When the tortellini is done, drain over the peas. Add to the dressing in the bowl.


Stir in the chicken and all of the veggies.


Cover and chill the salad for a few hours before serving.


Linda has a B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition with High Distinction from the University of Minnesota. She works for Pillsbury on the Bake-Off and other projects since 1988. Linda has written 39 cookbooks (and Medical Ethics for Dummies) since 2005.

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