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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

This weekend we had B’s parents over for dinner, which in my mind is a perfect time to try out a new recipe, since it will be more people than just the two of us. I’m linking back up with I Love You More Thank Carrot’s That’s Pintastic today too!

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad - Perfect as a side dish or for a picnic

Lately, I’ve had this weird obsession with Buffalo everything. I have had it on salads, chicken strips, and of course wings. I wake up and I want buffalo sauce, I work out and I want it, I watch tv and I want it, and no, I’m not pregnant. Needless to say, I saw this recipe pop up on my feed and knew I must try it!

It’s simple, and got rave reviews from our dinner guests and B even got seconds, which is saying a LOT! :) I actually made just a few modifications.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad - Perfect as a side dish or for a picnic

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 6-10 (I’d cut the recipe in half next time and I would still have a ton of leftovers)

1 box of bow tie noodles
5 stalks of celery
1/2 red onion (original recipe called for 1 full onion but I didn’t want to go to the store)
1 rotisserie chicken – shredded
3/4 bottle of ranch (original recipe called for blue cheese but I am not a fan)
3/4 bottle of tabasco buffalo sauce

Prepare noodles as usual. When draining the water, pour cold water over your noodles to cool them down and stop them from cooking. Shred the chicken, and cut up both the onion and celery. Put them all in a big bowl and mix together. I used my (clean) hands because all the ingredients didn’t fit in my bowl and it was really hard to mix.

Serve chilled. I actually like mine the day after because it seems to marinate in the seasoning and sauce and get even better with time!

Everyone said it was delicious though and it was pretty easy. I can’t wait to eat it for lunch today at work! Buffalo EVERYTHING!!!


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  • Reply J

    Sounds so yummy! I have never really made anything buffalo chicken yet. I used to get a buffalo chicken wrap every week in college – they made them every Tuesday on Special. And I occasionally will get buffalo chicken pizza but that is about it! Maybe I will have to try this!

    February 18, 2013 at 8:58 am
  • Reply Kim

    This is my favorite go-to recipe when I have leftover chicken. Winner, winner, chicken dinner :)

    February 18, 2013 at 9:35 am
  • Reply Nina

    MMMMMMM. Looks tasty my Buffalo! xo

    February 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Jess

    Sounds delicious!!

    February 19, 2013 at 2:03 am
  • Reply Kristen

    Yummmm! I also love ALL things buffalo. Have you ever made buffalo chicken wing dip? It’s soo good! I’m sad I’ve had to put spicy things on hold for a while. I just had a baby and the spicy food doesn’t agree with him.

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    February 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm
  • Reply Toronto Girl West

    Random question – did you try making the buffalo cauliflower recipe?

    February 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm
  • Reply Aimee

    Ah! That dish looks absolutely delicious. With my boyfriend’s borderline obsession with buffalo, I’m definitely going to have to try this.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Kayla

    Do you use a small or large bottle of hot sauce?

    March 15, 2013 at 10:01 am
    • Reply Fran

      Kayla, I used 3/4C for both the ranch and buffalo sauce and it seemed to turn out perfect!

      June 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm
  • Reply Kate

    Is this just for buffalo chicken SALAD? Can it be for dinner too?

    January 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm
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