Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Melissa Snow

By
@riley123

This is a recipe that I created. You can adjust the amount of hot sauce and blue cheese to your liking. Much less messier than eating actual Buffalo wings!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8 to 10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
12 Min
Method:
Blend

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
If you love the flavor of Buffalo chicken, you will love this cool and creamy dish. We were a little hesitant because of how much hot sauce goes into the dressing, but the creamy ranch does mellow the flavor out while leaving a little bite. This chicken pasta dish is full of bacon, celery, and chunks of blue cheese... all the these are flavors are typical of Buffalo chicken. This would be great for a light lunch or even to bring along to a pot lunch. With everything being precooked, this is simple to throw together. So yummy!

Ingredients

16 oz
bottle buttermilk ranch salad dressing
1/3 c
Frank's hot sauce; original flavor
1 to 2
containers blue cheese crumbles; 5 oz each
8
stalks celery; finely diced
2 pkg
Foster Farms grilled chicken breast strips; diced; 6 oz each
2 pkg
Oscar Meyer real bacon recipe pieces-hickory smoke flavor; 2.8 oz each
2 Tbsp
chives, finely minced
1 lb
box penne pasta

Step-By-Step

1In a very large bowl, whisk together the ranch dressing and hot sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, except for the pasta.
3Prepare pasta as directed on box. Drain well.
4Transfer pasta to the bowl with the sauce. Toss pasta with sauce until all the pasta is coated.
5Fold in the remaining ingredients.
6Refrigerated for at least 4 hours. Top with additional chives if you wish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American