Easy Chicken/Pasta Salad

Easy Chicken/Pasta Salad created by Chef shapeweaver

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.

Ready In:
15mins
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ingredients

  • 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)

directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables and chicken to boiling water.
  • Drain and cool.
  • Toss with bottled dressing, serve cold.
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"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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  1. Chef shapeweaver
    Easy Chicken/Pasta Salad Created by Chef shapeweaver
  2. Chef shapeweaver
    I was wanting to have this for my lunch on 4/20/12, so the salad was made on 4/19 to give the flavors time to meld. And since it was just for me,the recipe was made as follows, a 4 ounce chicken breast was diced into small bite sized pieces and browned in a bit of bacon "drippings".<br/>Then for the pasta, 2 ounces of ziti was used, along with 1/3 cup of cooked peas. And the only dressing I had was cucumber ranch, so that was used. I didn't expect this salad to have much flavor,but it really was very good.If anyone makes this, might I suggest making the day before to give the flavors time to develop. Made for Spring PAC 2012. Thanks for posting and," Keep Smiling :) "
  3. sillylc
    Very easy and yummy too!
  4. Daisydukex3
    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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