Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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This Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad has all the elements to make a perfect meal. Spicy chicken, cool dressing, crunchy vegetables and creamy, sharp bleu cheese.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Close up of two plates of Buffalo Chicken Pasta salad

This Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad has all the elements to make a perfect meal. Spicy chicken, cool dressing, crunchy vegetables and creamy, sharp bleu cheese.

Close up of two plates of Buffalo Chicken Pasta salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad can be made as a main meal on a hot summer day or a great salad to take to a get together. Everyone will loves wings will love this salad.

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  • 10 Minute Meal: So quick and easy.
  • Easy Ingredients: All easy ingredients and so good.
  • Family Friendly: This recipe has all the pluses of eating wings without all the mess!
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free,etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Can be eaten for days after, and you will want to.
Top shot of a bowl of Buffalo Chicken Salad in a clear bowl with scallions on the side.

What You Need to Make Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • Pasta
  • Chicken
  • Green Onions
  • Celery
  • Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour Cream
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
White bowl with chicken dishes of hot sauce, pasta and vegetables for salad .

Equipment

How to Make Chicken Pasta Salad- Step by Step

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  • Make Pasta: First, boil the pasta in lightly salted water. Drain and Rinse
  • Chop: Meanwhile, chop the chicken into bite size pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Then pour a little buffalo wing sauce over the chicken and stir to coat.
  • Dressing: Next, add mayonnaise, sour cream, onion powder, and garlic powder to the mixing bowl and then add buffalo wing sauce, mix.
  • Assemble: Finally, mix in pasta and stir to coat thoroughly. Lastly, fold in blue cheese, green onions and celery until well incorporated.
Vegetables and pasta added to salad

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Common Questions About Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

HOW DO I STORE BUFFALO CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE RANCH IN PLACE OF BLEU CHEESE?

Indeed, if your family prefers ranch, simply replace the bleu cheese crumbles with a package of ranch mix and mix with the dressing ingredients.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, this is a great tailgating recipe or backyard party favorite.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Definitely, this recipe can be made ahead of time and is super after all the flavors have time to blend and meld together.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR CHICKEN PASTA SALAD?

This salad is really a stand alone meal in and of itself. So I would really serve a nice cool dessert with it. For Example:
>Blueberry Watermelon Sorbet
>Roasted White Peaches and Ice Cream
>No Bake Lemon Ice Box Pie

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Expert Tips for Making Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

  • Different Sauces: It is great with, hot, mild or any other of your favorite wing sauces.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use a rotisserie chicken, pre cooked chicken or leftover chicken in this recipe.
  • Variation tip: Try this wing dust on top for an extra punch of flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Use a gluten free pasta, a keto wing sauce, meatless chicken bites and low fat versions to fit your dietary needs.
  • Hint: No time?…try making this recipe with boneless chicken bites from your favorite restaurant.

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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This Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad has all the elements to make a perfect meal. Spicy chicken, cool dressing, crunchy vegetables and creamy, sharp bleu cheese.
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Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Rotini or other pasta
  • 3-4 Cups Chicken Cooked
  • ½ Cup Green Onions Sliced
  • ½ Cup Celery Diced
  • ½ Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • ¼- ½ Cup Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 Cup Sour Cream
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Onion Powder

Instructions

  • First boil the pasta in lightly salted water to al dente according to package directions. When it is done cooking drain in a colander and rinse for several minutes with cold water to cool the pasta completely.
  • While the pasta is cooking chop the chicken into bite size pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour a little buffalo wing sauce over the chicken and stir to coat.
  • Add mayonnaise, sour cream, onion powder, and garlic powder to the mixing bowl. Add in buffalo wing sauce, if you like a more mild buffalo taste use ¼ of a cup, if you like it hotter add more, up to ½ of a cup. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add in pasta and stir to coat thoroughly. Fold in blue cheese, green onions and celery until well incorporated.
  • Keep covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

  • Different Sauces: It is great with, hot, mild or any other of your favorite wing sauces.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use a rotisserie chicken, pre cooked chicken or leftover chicken in this recipe.
  • Variation tip: Try this wing dust on top for an extra punch of flavor.
  • Alternate ingredient: Use a gluten free pasta, a keto wing sauce, meatless chicken bites and low fat versions to fit your dietary needs.
  • Hint: No time? try making this recipe with boneless chicken bites from your favorite restaurant.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 296IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg

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