Friday, October 7, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad & My Very First Contest!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Recipe from: The Girl Who Ate Everything Blog 

1 box whole wheat penne pasta1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
2 cups precooked chicken or rotisserie chicken, chopped
1 1/2 cups crumbled blue cheese
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped

1. Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente in adequately salted water. Drain and rinse thoroughly with cold water (If serving hot don't use cold water). 
2. While pasta is cooking, whisk together hot sauce, oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, and celery salt in small bowl until well combined.
3. Place the pasta in large mixing bowl. Stir in chicken, blue cheese, carrots, celery, and onion (optional). Slowly mix in desired amount of dressing. You may not want to use all of the dressing, or you might just go ahead and pour it all in, I did! 
4. Can be served cold or hot. We had it hot for dinner and then cold for lunch the next day. 

Notes: If you would like it to be spicier, use more hot sauce and less olive oil. If the pasta salad seems dry after being in the refrigerator, add a little olive oil or hot sauce. 

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1 comment:

  1. My mouth is watering! I need to make this soon!