chicken, bacon, and ranch pasta salad
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This is a pasta salad I have been making for at least 15 years. So simple and easy, yet it tastes so good everyone will think it took forever to make it.
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This chicken, bacon, and ranch pasta salad could be a light summer meal or a hearty side dish. Crumbled bacon adds a nice smoky, savory crunch to the colorful and refreshing salad. Ranch dressing is the perfect choice because its flavor works well with the mixed vegetables, chicken, and bacon. Using store-bought rotisserie chicken means the only real cooking that has to happen is boiling the rotini pasta and frying the bacon.
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Ingredients For chicken, bacon, and ranch pasta salad
1 pkgfrozen mixed vegetables, thawed (family-size bag, 19 oz)
1 boxvegetable rotini pasta (8 servings size, 16 oz)
1rotisserie chicken, deboned
8 slicebacon, cooked and crumbled
1 jarhomemade ranch dressing (or 1 bottle store-bought, 16 oz)
How To Make chicken, bacon, and ranch pasta salad
1Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool. While pasta is cooking, make ranch dressing (if using homemade).
3Add to a large bowl with vegetables and cooked pasta. Toss to combine.
4Add bacon and ranch dressing to the bowl. Stir until all ingredients are coated with dressing. Refrigerate until chilled and serve cold.
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