Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

This stuff is so good-  we invented it by happy accident and I was actually dreaming about eating it.  LOL  Yes, if something is really good, I dream in taste. ;-)


Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 box Pasta (medium sized is best- bowties, penne, etc)
  • 2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 TBSP Melted butter
  • To taste Hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup or so (2 generous handfuls) Mozzarella
  • Just enough to coat Blue cheese dressing
  • Organic baby spinach, torn
Cooking Directions
  1. While your pasta is cooking according to package directions, prepare the chicken and other ingredients.
  2. After your cooked chicken is in bite sized pieces, drown it in melted butter mixed with a LOT of hot sauce. (I am talking half a bottle or so- I am NOT a huge spice person at least not spicy heat, but that 2 or 3 drops to make a batch of wing sauce that some recipes call for is flavorless to me.)
  3. Drain your pasta well and dump in the coated chicken, mozzarella and spinach and mix to blend fairly evenly. Pour on the dressing- use as little as you can get away with you don't want it swimming, just enough to hold it together.
We ate it the way it was- pasta and chicken warm, cheese, spinach and dressing cold and together it was just perfect-  sort of room temp and absolutely delicious, like crack for your mouth because even after you are stuffed you keep going back for that little bit more.

*You can use leftover rotisserie chicken or whatever is easy on you, those frozen strips of b/s tenders are great for this because you can cook straight from frozen.  A couple handfuls is plenty, the meat is an accent not a main ingredient, at least for us.

If you wanted you could add chopped celery and/or shredded carrots but it is absolutely divine the way it is.

 
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21 comments:

  1. This looks interesting! I have to try it out! Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. That pasta recipe makes me hungry. Does it come up with the same taste if I use gluten free pasta?

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    1. I would think so- I don't eat gf, but my daughter and her fiance do and they like it.

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