Easy Chicken/Pasta Salad

Total Time
3 mins
12 mins

This is an easy 4 ingredient dinner with plenty of leftovers (unless you have a huge family) Very frugal too- which is good in this economy! This makes a huge amount. We can feed a family of 5 plus have leftovers for lunch the next day! Great for a quick meal coming home from work.

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  • 10 -12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded (leftover chicken works, or shortcuts prebagged work as well....also leftover ham or turkey would be )
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (or pasta of your choice)
  • 4 ounces frozen vegetables (we use half a bag of peas & carrots but whatever floats your boat will work ,o)
  • 34 cup bottled ranch dressing (measure is approximate, we eyeball it til its the right consistency. Creamy Italian would also be go)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables and chicken to boiling water.
  2. Drain and cool.
  3. Toss with bottled dressing, serve cold.