Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo-chicken-pasta-salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 16 oz pkg bow-tie pasta
  • 1 1 oz package dry buttermilk dressing mix i.e. Hidden Valley
  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce [more or less to taste]
  • 1 small red bell pepper finely diced
  • 5 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 rib celery finely diced
  • 3 cups roughly chopped roasted chicken
  • 4 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta in salted water per the instructions on the package until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, whisk together the buttermilk dressing mix, mayonnaise, buttermilk and hot wing sauce. Add the diced vegetables and mix well.
  • Drain the pasta, then add to the bowl along with the chicken and chopped cilantro.
  • Season with black pepper to your taste. Stir and chill for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the fridge and add the blue cheese crumbles. Return to fridge to chill for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Stir well and adjust the mayonnaise if needed, just before serving.

Notes

Cubes of monterey jack or a sharp white cheddar cheese can be substituted for the blue cheese, if preferred.