Chipotle Chicken Pasta Salad

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Robin Dextradeur

By
@Dextra

Smoky chipotle with sweet crunchy corn! As always you can tailor it to your taste. If you can't find chipotle ranch dressing, use just ranch, add extra chipotle sauce or chipotles in adobo with or without the peppers. If you can't find or don't have a spice grinder, use chipotle powder and some garlic salt. Don't like corn, peppers or beans don't use them, or if you like one more than another, add more or less. You can use canned or frozen corn and can use regular bells peppers, I just prefer the smaller ones. Add bacon, cheese or cilantro, if you need more dressing or sauce add it! Enjoy!

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Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    cooked shredded or cubed chicken breast
  • 1 lb
    pasta of choice
  • 1/2 can(s)
    black beans
  • 2 medium
    ears of corn, corn removed from cob
  • 3 small
    sweet mini peppers chopped small
  • 1 bottle
    chipotle sauce
  • 1/2 bottle
    chipotle ranch dressing
  • 3-4 dash(es)
    chipotle spice grinder

How to Make Chipotle Chicken Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare pasta as instructed on box, meanwhile in a large bowl, toss the chicken with half of the chipotle sauce. then add peppers, beans and corn.
  2. Once pasta is cooked, rinse in cold water to stop the cooking, drain put back in pan and add the ranch dressing, and few twists of grinder spices.
  3. Add pasta mixture to chicken mixture, stir in remaining chipotle sauce, then chill or not and enjoy!
  4. Since I feel pasta soaks up sauces when warm, save some to add when serving. Also try adding some shredded cheddar, bacon bits or chopped cilantro it would certainly kick it up a notch!

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About Chipotle Chicken Pasta Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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