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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Samantha
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Pack a little extra heat (and a lot more flavor) into your summer cookout with this easy to make Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad!
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz rotini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken I use a rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1/3 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery optional
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped scallions

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Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add chicken breast and red pepper and stir to combine.
  4. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and black pepper to make a sauce.
  5. Pour sauce over pasta mixture and stir until well combined.
  6. Stir in mozzarella cheese (it is best to add this while the pasta is still warm so that the cheese mostly melts).
  7. Top with chives and serve*

Recipe Notes

*This pasta salad is delicious either served warm or chilled first in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 285, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 812mg, Potassium: 168mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 315%, Vitamin C: 8.6%, Calcium: 86%, Iron: 0.7%

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

Keyword buffalo chicken pasta salad