BUFFALO CHICKEN PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS

  •  8 ounces small uncooked pasta such as mezze penne
  •  1/2 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
  •  optional 1/2 cup red onion, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  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.
  4. Can be served cold or hot. If serving cold, refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 6-8 Servings.

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