Ranker.com has a Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad modeled on the same recipe used at Cheddar's Casual Cafe. It requires 10 ingredients and about 20 minutes cook time plus time for preparation. Six other copycat recipes join the lineup, which makes it easy to mix and match or to prepare a full-course Cheddar's themed meal.
To make the copycat Cheddar's Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad, you need 1 pound penne pasta, 1 tablespoon butter, 6 cubed boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 8-ounce bottle Caesar salad dressing, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 head shredded romaine lettuce and 1 large chopped tomato.
Fill a large pot with salted water, and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for eight to 10 minutes, then drain. Set aside. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter, then add chicken, salt and pepper. Cook 10 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove the skillet from heat. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, mix Caesar dressing, vinegar and Parmesan cheese. Add pasta, chicken, lettuce and toss to mix. Transfer to a serving bowl and add chopped tomatoes. Garnish with croutons and more Parmesan.