Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad | Dream Big & Buy The Shoes

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.

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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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26 comments:

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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