BLT Chicken Salad With Ranch
photo by Boomette
- Ready In:
- 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 tomatoes, 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.
Questions & Replies
Got a question? Share it with the community!
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.
RECIPE SUBMITTED BY
<p>I am a mother of 3 in SW Missouri. I am an Independent Consultant for Brown Bag Party, an in home romance party plan company. In my spare time I love to cook. I have since I was a kid. My favorite cookbook would have to be anything by Gooseberry Patch. I love their recipes their so homey, yet presentable, the perfect combination for a Midwestern mom. I really hope that I get to meet new people who share the same love for cooking as I do. <br /> <br /><img src=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/IWasAdoptedfall08.jpg border=0 alt=Photobucket /></p>