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Buffalo chicken pasta salad in a large white bowl. It is on a striped towel and next to it a bowl of herbs.
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Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Easy and healthy buffalo chicken pasta salad packed with shredded chicken, veggies, pasta, hot sauce, and a greek yogurt blue cheese dressing. Serve this pasta salad as a side dish for BBQs and picnics, or as a full meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken pasta salad, buffalo chicken salad pasta, buffalo pasta chicken salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 cups
Calories 191kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fusilli pasta (dry/uncooked)
  • 3 packed cups shredded chicken (12 ounces)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (95 grams)
  • 1 cup diced celery (120 grams)
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper (130 grams)
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles (2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup dill, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • optional toppings: green onions, hot sauce...

Instructions

  • If needed, prep blue cheese dressing.
  • Make the pasta. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to the instructions. Once al dente, drain and set aside to cool.
  • While the pasta cooks, prep your veggies. Shred your carrots, dice the celery and bell pepper, and roughly chop your herbs.
  • Mix. Add cooked pasta, shredded chicken, veggies, blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, hot sauce, and salt and pepper to a large bowl. Mix well to combine. Stir in dill, parsley, and lemon juice. Adjust according to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

nutrition breakdown is based on using homemade blue cheese dressing

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup/151 grams cooked | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 17.1g | Fat: 5.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 2.6g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1.3mg