Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

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Nichole McGhee

By
@Nikki14

We go to a lot of potluck type of get-togethers. This is one of my "stock" recipes that I get asked to bring all the time.
I tend to make it on the mild side when I take it to a potluck so it appeals to more people . When I make it at home I like to kick-up the heat a little.
This is a large recipe and can be halved.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min

Ingredients

2 large
chicken breasts, skinless, diced - or you can use 2 boxes of tyson boneless buffalo chicken chunks for faster prep time
1 bottle
light ranch dressing, regular sized bottle
2 large
fresh tomatoes, diced
1 lb
bacon, cooked, crumbled - or 2 packages of real bacon bits for faster prep time
1 pkg
finely shredded cheddar cheese
tsp
cajun seasoning or your favorite hot sauce (i use frank's red hot) - to taste
1 box
rotini pasta (i use whole wheat pasta)

Step-By-Step

1Cook diced chicken in a little oil & hot sauce (optional).
Drain and set aside to cool.
If you use the Tyson Buffalo Chicken Chunks simply heat them in the microwave according to the directions and dice.

* Keep a pair of kitchen scissors that are used exclusively for cutting-up chicken. Much easier than using a knife.
2Cook Pasta, rinse and drain. Add to chicken.
3Add bacon, cheese, tomatoes, dressing & hot sauce or cajun seasoning. You can add more or less of the dressing and hot sauce to get the right intensity for you.
4Mix and Chill.

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