chipotle ranch pasta salad with a twist

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By Amanda Choate
from Oroville, CA

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

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8-10
prep time 55 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min

Ingredients For chipotle ranch pasta salad with a twist

  • 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
    black beans, rinsed
  • 1 bottle
    ranch dressing, creamy
  • 1 can
    lg. black olives, drained
  • 1/4 lb
    small bacon pieces, crispy
  • oil
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How To Make chipotle ranch pasta salad with a twist

  • 1
    Let 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.
  • 2
    After 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.
  • 3
    Strain 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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