Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
Spice up your sides with this delicious Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad.  Featuring fresh vegetables, creamy blue cheese, and zippy buffalo sauce, this unique pasta salad is great as a side, or delicious on it's own!  
Ingredients
  • 1 package (12 ounces) uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 3 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups blue cheese, crumbled* (9 ounces)
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
2. Combine the pasta, chicken, celery, carrots, and green onions in a large bowl.
3. Whisk the yogurt, wing sauce, and garlic powder in a large bowl.  Stir in 1/2 cup blue cheese.  Season with pepper to taste.  Pour over pasta mixture; gently toss to coat.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until serving.
5. Gently fold in remaining blue cheese just before serving.

 

Tips

- *If the blue cheese is moist and not crumbling well, try placing in the freezer for up to one hour then crumble with a fork.

- For a mess-free method of crumbling your own blue cheese, break off chunks and crumble them inside a plastic bag with your fingers.  You can keep them stored in the same bag! 

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