Chicken, Bacon, And Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe @pinch

This chicken, bacon, and ranch pasta salad could be a light summer meal or a hearty side dish. Crumbled bacon adds a nice smoky, savory crunch to the colorful and refreshing salad. Ranch dressing is the perfect choice because its flavor works well with the mixed vegetables, chicken, and bacon. Using store-bought rotisserie chicken means the only real cooking that has to happen is boiling the rotini pasta and frying the bacon. This is a pasta salad I have been making for at least 15 years. So simple and easy, yet it tastes so good everyone will think it took forever to make it.

chicken, bacon, and ranch pasta salad
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Chicken Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 package(s) frozen mixed vegetables
  • thawed (family-size bag
  • 19 oz)
  • 1 box(es) vegetable rotini pasta (8 servings size
  • 16 oz)
  • 1 - rotisserie chicken
  • deboned
  • 8 slice(s) bacon
  • cooked and crumbled
  • 1 jar(s) homemade ranch dressing (or 1 bottle store-bought
  • 16 oz)
Intructions :
  • Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool. While pasta is cooking
  • make ranch dressing (if using homemade).
  • Shred chicken.
  • Add to a large bowl with vegetables and cooked pasta. Toss to combine.
  • Add bacon and ranch dressing to the bowl. Stir until all ingredients are coated with dressing. Refrigerate until chilled and serve cold.

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