June 30, 2015

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

I love eating salads in the summer. There's nothing like fresh ingredients and crisp vegetables while the sun is shining. I enjoy mixing things up and creating twists on an original recipe, which is how my Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad came about.

It's a kick of spice but served cold that is perfect for any summer gathering.

buffalo chicken pasta salad

You will need:

8 oz. cooked pasta- I used Farfalle
1 cup cooked diced chicken
1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup grated carrots
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced green onions

To make:

Cook the pasta according to directions on the box and drain.
In a large bowl add the ingredients starting with the pasta, then hot sauce and ranch.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and stir to mix.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Before serving, stir the pasta to taste.
You may want to add 1/4 cup more of both ranch and hot sauce.

easy summer salads

summer food

summer recipe

I may or may not have eaten what was left over 2 days in a row for lunch. I love spicy foods, and this was a definite win in my book.

What's your favorite summertime dish?

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  1. Oh my glob, how good does that look?!?!

  2. OMG yes! This sounds and looks SO amazing! I think I need to make this for lunches next week!!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. YESS!!!! That dish looks amazing. Anything that involves franks and ranch is obviously a win in my eyes!

  4. Yes!! Take out the celery for me (don't like it lol) but this is perfect!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Pinning this one! This looks so good and the flavor looks like something josh would love!!

  6. You had me at buffalo. Anything buffalo is good in my eyes. I need to try this asap!

  7. You had me at buffalo! Hands down the favorite flavor in my house, we'll eat buffalo anything. This salad looks PERFECT for summer bbq's :-D

  8. I love spicy food too so I know i'd love this dish. Thanks for sharing!

  9. This looks so good.....definitely putting this in the rotation.

  10. Woah, I've never thought of this before, but it looks amazing!! I'm a huge buff chic dip fan, so I feel like this would be the perfect summer counterpart to that :)

  11. YUM! I'm on a buffalo chicken kick right now.

  12. Thanks so much Meg, it was delicious and a nice cold option to the normal hot dip!

  13. I hope you make it and love it Emily, thanks so much!

  14. Yes you do Kendra, I hope you love it! Thanks for reading :)

  15. haha, you would LOVE it without the celery. Thanks for reading Biana!

  16. Same here, sign me hot and ranch all day!

  17. You sure do, it's SO good Pamela! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. hahaha, it's delicous...I hope you make it and love it!

  19. Alesha @ Full Time MamaJuly 5, 2015 at 1:36 AM

    THIS is my kind of pasta salad! Buffalo chicken is one of my favorites, so in a pasta salad form is perfect!!! YUM!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday!

  20. I'm glad you like it Alesha, buffalo chicken anything is SO GOOD! I love linking up and sharing my creations, so thank you for hosting!