Chicken Club Ranch Pasta Salad

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Chicken Club Pasta Salad in a bowl with dill

This delicious Chicken Club Ranch Pasta Salad is the perfect dinner for a hot summer evening!   All of your favorite Club toppings are in there…  bacon, chicken, cheddar, tomatoes and avocado!

It can be made well ahead of time which makes for a great weeknight meal!  The creamy dressing for this cold pasta salad is homemade and you will most likely have a little bit leftover.  It’s delicious as a veggie dip or salad dressing (and tastes so much better than store bought ranch!).


Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* pasta (bow tie or shells) * bacon * buttermilk * avocado *

Chicken Club Pasta Salad in a bowl with dill
5 from 14 votes
Review Recipe

Chicken Club Ranch Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
A delicious combination of pasta, chicken, bacon, cheddar, avocado and homemade ranch dressing!


  • 8 oz pasta (I used shells)
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked & drained
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • ½ avocado , diced
  • 1 tomato , seeded & diced
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese , cubed


  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & black pepper to taste

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  • Combine all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to directions. Rinse under cold water.
  • Toss all ingredients in a large bowl except dressing. Add dressing to taste (there may be leftover dressing).

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 591, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 439mg, Potassium: 412mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 595IU, Vitamin C: 6.4mg, Calcium: 128mg, Iron: 1.3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American

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  1. Do you think 1 cup of pasta is enough to feed 4 people? I just made a cup and a half and it is still pretty sparse. Will cook another cup (8oz) to add to it

    1. The recipe calls for 8 ounces of pasta, which is weight (pasta is sold by weight). 8 ounces of medium shells is approximately 3 cups of dry pasta shells. Hope that helps. Enjoy the recipe Nancy!

  2. My family loved this recipe…I added onion, then topped with lettuce when served. My husband is crazy about the dressing, as am I.

  3. I HAVE to make this! I really love that you provided a dressing recipe with seasonings instead of just using a ranch powder. Thanks!

  4. this sounds great!
    Quick question could you switch out the chicken for ham, salami or shrimp for a different taste.

  5. I have been searching for a recipe that is easy to make for a women’s luncheon. I already have the ingredients for this salad so I am anxious to make it tomorrow. It looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing!