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buffalo chicken pasta salad

(14 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Robin Dextradeur
Branford, CT

As everyone has a different taste, you can change this up and use blue cheese dressing instead of the ranch. You can vary the amount of hot sauce and dressing based on your preference. I usually add more hot sauce, we LIKE it hot! You can also use canned chicken, rotisserie chicken whatever is easier. However, I believe that shredded is best. Might also like to top it with some crumbled blue cheese!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you love hot wings, you're going to enjoy this Buffalo pasta salad. Buffalo chicken flavor permeates the pasta salad. It does have a bit of kick to it. Adjust the Buffalo sauce to suit your taste. The next time we make this we may double the dressing. The pasta soaks up the dressing a bit and we like our pasta salads super creamy. Pick up a rotisserie chicken and this can be made in a snap.

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(14 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For buffalo chicken pasta salad

  • 1 pkg
    Barilla Plus multi-grain rotelli or farfalle
  • 2
    carrots, shredded
  • 2 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 2
    shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/3 c
    Franks Buffalo sauce
  • 2/3 c
    your favorite light ranch dressing
  • 2 c
    shredded chicken (I use baked tenders)

How To Make buffalo chicken pasta salad

  • Draining cooked pasta.
    Cook pasta as instructed.
  • Hot sauce and dressing combined in a bowl.
    Meanwhile, chop your vegetables. Combine hot sauce with dressing in a bowl.
  • Pasta salad ingredients combined in a bowl.
    Once pasta is cooked and drained, toss with dressing and mix. Then add vegetables and chicken.
  • Refrigerating the Buffalo chicken pasta salad.
    Cover the bowl and refrigerate until chilled.