Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe @pinch

A cool and creamy pasta salad for summer. It is super hearty thanks to the chicken. The mixture of mayo and ranch adds this rich and slightly tangy flavor. Peas and carrots give the pasta salad a touch of sweetness. This chicken pasta salad can be served at picnics, cookouts, potlucks, or even a light dinner when It is hot outside. I have made this dish several times for friends or neighbors that are having out haveof havetown company. It is also a great dish to take to a potluck or a nice side dish for either lunch or dinner. So easy and it will last for days!

chicken pasta salad
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Pasta Salads Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 box(es) pasta (16 oz) like bow-tie, rotini or a mixture of both
  • 1/2 cup(s) thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup(s) diced celery
  • 1 cup(s) cooked green peas
  • 1/2 cup(s) bottled ranch salad dressing
  • 2 medium fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cup(s) mayonnaise
  • - sprinkle of garlic salt
  • 2 can(s) white chicken breasts (12.5 oz each)
Intructions :
  • First cook the pasta according to the directions but don't overcook. You can mix any combination you like or even just one box of either kind if that is all you have. Dump into a colander and rinse with cool water. Drain well. Pour into a large bowl
  • While pasta is cooking, dice the carrot, celery, and tomatoes. I use the small bags of peas you cook in the microwave. It's just the right amount. Add them to the bowl of pasta
  • Drain the cans of chicken and add them to the pasta mixture
  • Mix the mayo, ranch, and garlic salt in a separate bowl
  • Spoon over the pasta and mix well
  • Chill for at least an hour. Sprinkle with a little paprika on top for extra color. You can add your own extras like diced onion or green and red peppers too.

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