Thursday, September 06, 2018

Chicken Bacon Pasta Salad

When you don’t really feel like cooking but still want something delicious and filling, why not go for a pasta salad with that left over rotisserie chicken you have in the fridge?  Tonight, I made a quick trip to my garden for a fresh ripe tomato and some green onions. Then a quick snip of some chives from my herb garden and I’m ready to begin!  

Chicken Bacon Pasta Salad

1 box of Rigatoni pasta
6 slices of bacon, chopped and fried
2 cups of chicken, cubed (I used a rotisserie chicken)
1 large tomato, chopped
2 spring onions, both green and white sliced

Ranch Dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 package (1 oz.) dry ranch dressing mix
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup chives chopped

In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, dressing mix, garlic powder and milk. Add in the chives and whisk until smooth and creamy.  Cover and keep in refrigerator until ready to use.

Cut the bacon into bite sized pieces and fry until crisp.  Drain and set aside.

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain very well in a colander.  Transfer the pasta to a large bowl.  Add the bacon, chicken, and tomatoes.  

Add the dressing and toss well.  Sprinkle with green onions and extra bacon.  YUM!

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