FIESTA RANCH CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

FIESTA RANCH CHICKEN PASTA SALAD: Butter with a Side of Bread

This is one of my favorite summertime meals because it doesn’t require the oven and it makes a huge batch which usually leaves us with enough leftovers to give me another night off from making dinner! This is also a perfect dish for taking to potluck dinners.  This dish is very versatile – you can add or subtract any veggies you want and it still turns out wonderfully each time.

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Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta Salad
1 pkg. of pasta (rotini, bowtie, tri-colored, etc)
3 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and diced (I usually use a rotisserie chicken)
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 package frozen corn
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 can of olives, sliced
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 tomatoes, chopped
Cook pasta, drain and cool.  Add all of the other ingredients and then mix up the dressing.
Dressing:
2 cups mayonnaise
1 cup buttermilk
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Fiesta dip mix (I have had best luck finding this at Walmart)
Add dressing to the salad and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.  Right before serving, add in Frito corn chips to taste.  Enjoy!
FIESTA RANCH CHICKEN PASTA SALAD: Butter with a Side of Bread
FIESTA RANCH CHICKEN PASTA SALAD: Butter with a Side of Bread
FIESTA RANCH CHICKEN PASTA SALAD: Butter with a Side of Bread
FIESTA RANCH CHICKEN PASTA SALAD: Butter with a Side of Bread

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Comments

  1. says

    This response is for Peggy and Cole Long. I make my own Fiesta Dressing which can be as spicy or mild as you like. I mix 8 ounces of sour cream (regular or lite) with a jar of my favorite Salsa. I use mild. I use it on taco salads all the time and would probably use it for this recipe too.

  2. says

    Use salsa instead of ranch mix. Put the taco seasoning on the pasta and mix up, then add veggies. You can also use cumin in place of the taco seasoning if you want to cut back on procesed mixes

  3. Deb Foster says

    This looks absolutely yummy and so very colorful. I don’t see anywhere where it says to print out the recipe. Any suggestions? Thank you so much for you time! Looking forward to giving it a try!

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