Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad with a twist

Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad With A Twist Recipe

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Amanda Choate

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@Amandachoate03

Make it the night before so it will chil through. Super cheap, super easy and everyone loves it.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
55 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients

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2 box
simply pasta salad (chipotle ranch) any grocer has it.
3-5 lb
chicken breast, seasoned or plain your choice.
3/4 lb
cherry tomatoes, halved
3/4 lb
sunshine tomatoes (yellow babies), halved
1 can(s)
black beans, rinsed
1 bottle
ranch dressing, creamy
1 can(s)
lg. black olives, drained
1/4 lb
small bacon pieces, crispy
oil

How to Make Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad with a twist

Step-by-Step

  • 1Let the chicken defrost just o the point of a still frozen center, this makes for easier cutting.In a large pot over med-high heat, warm oil. In a seperate pot start boiling water, 3/4 full. Chop chicken breast into a little larger than bite size pieces. Cook in oil stirring occasionally for even cooking,Chop bacon and stir into chicken until all liquids have cooked out.
  • 2After the water begins to boil add both boxes of pasta salad, cook until tender. Meanwhile, halve all tomatoes, rinse olives & black beans. Mix both dressing packets with 3/4 bottle of ranch dressing add milk if creamier dressing is desired. Chill dressing.
  • 3Strain pasta & mix with chicken and bacon in a large bowl with lid. While meat & pasta are still warm mix in dressing, olives, tomatoes & beans. Chill over night and serve as a side to any meal.

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