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buffalo chicken pasta

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Melissa Snow
Hillsboro, OR

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 8 to 10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 12 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For buffalo chicken pasta

  • 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

How To Make buffalo chicken pasta

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