I wanted something simple and fresh for dinner and I threw this together with what I had on hand. If you don't have pre-cooked chicken on hand just throw a couple of breasts in a baking and sprinkle with Rotisserie Seasoning. Bake at 350 degrees or until done.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (grilled or baked and chopped)
- 8 ounces tri-color spiral pasta, cooked and drained
- 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup shredded carrot
- 1⁄2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 2 tablespoons ranch dressing mix
- 1 romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
- Combine all ingredients and chill until ready to serve.
Delicious, even kept well in the refrigerator for 4 days, despite the lettuce. This recipe made about 4 quarts of salad as I understood the ingredients listing: 8 oz dry spiral pasta, and 1 romaine bunch. I used 1 packet of ranch dressing (4 tsp) instead of 2 tablespoons, and I think that was enough. DH normally won't touch ranch dressing, but enjoyed seconds of this salad. This would be great to take to a potluck, although I would only mix in romaine at the time of eating to maximize the crunch from the romaine. I had given my chicken breasts the "full treatment": brined in salt water for 1 hour, then marinated in olive oil with salt and pepper for 2 hours prior to grilling. Thanks for sharing this recipe, 2SpiceItUp. Made for Gailanng's "It's All About Salads Party" in Potluck Tag.
Loved it! Delicious, easy, and very attractive! Love that I was able to use leftover grilled turkey. I can see that you could add cold peas or change the cheese. Thanks 2SpiceItUp for posting a keeper. Made for PRMR tag.
This is a great salad. Very filling. Even thought I omitted the pasta. I didn't use the ranch dressing mix. The ranch dressing was enough. Thanks 2SpiceItUp :) Made for I Recommend tag game