Chicken Club Ranch Pasta Salad

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Chicken Club Ranch Pasta Salad! Chicken, bacon, avocado, cheddar... this pasta salad is loaded with the yummiest club toppings!

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 *

5 from 4 votes
Review Recipe

Chicken Club Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Pasta, Salad
Cuisine American
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
  • 1/2 avocado , diced
  • 1 tomato , seeded & diced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese , cubed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 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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  1. Combine all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to directions. Rinse under cold water.
  3. 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
Amount per serving (1g) — Calories: 591, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 439mg, Potassium: 412mg, Carbohydrates: 33g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 19g, Vitamin A: 595%, Vitamin C: 6.4%, Calcium: 128%, Iron: 1.3%

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

Keyword ranch pasta salad

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

  2. 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!

  3. Hi Holly. My husband and myself don’t care for avocado. Do you have any suggestions as to what to use otherwise? I love pasta salad and adore your dill pickle pasta salad.

  4. hi holly im in australia we only have the bottled ranch salad dressing by paul newman and praise so what do i use also we only have corn flour but not corn meal whats the difference blessings susanne

    1. Hi Susanne,

      This recipe has a homemade dressing so you shouldn’t need a bottled dressing. This recipe doesn’t use corn meal.


  5. I made this for an engagement party and everyone raved. I made the dressing the day before and then assembled everything the day of. It was so good !! I made extra and it was good the next day, even with the avocado,( I sprinkled lemon before I added it to the salad.) I have already made this again, great to make ahead to have on a busy evening after work. Thank you for the recipe!! It was a hit, and now we are hooked on the ranch dressing. I’ve made it multiple times… So good!!

  6. Great dish !
    Makes a great presentation when ever I will need to take a dish to the many events my large family have.
    Looks YUMYUM!. Thanks for the recipe. I needed to pin this.

  7. I made this today and the dressing is a lot like ranch. I had to make some changes to the recipe to what I had in the fridge. I added green onion and celery. I didn’t have any avocado (I don’t care for it) so I left that out. I added McCormick’s Salad Supreme to the salad and refrigerated it for 4 hours before serving. It was a hit! Very good!

  8. When I cook chicken for salad, I put a whole onion and several garlic cloves in the water, gives it a good flavor! Then, I cook the pasta in the leftover broth for extra flavor.

  9. Thank you for posting this! I love pasta salads, but needed a new one, as the old stand by is getting boring. I will be back, I’ve liked you on Facebook, and sharing with my daughter. Thanks again.

    1. If you are planning to serve it the next day, you might like to toss the avocado with a little bit of lemon juice before adding it to the salad or even serve it on the side to be added to the salad.

  10. This looks amazing! Visiting from Lil’ Luna – thanks for sharing your recipe and pinning! Have a fantastic weekend!

  11. This is a delicious Chicken Pasta Salad, wish I had some right now. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen