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Chicken Bacon And Cranberry Pasta Salad
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Chicken Bacon And Cranberry Pasta Salad

Chicken Bacon And Cranberry Pasta Salad
  • Prep Time

    30 minutes
  • Cooking Time

    8 minutes
  • Serving Size

    12 servings

Ingredients

  • For the Salad:
  • Rotini pasta1 pound
  • Shredded rotisserie chicken2 cups
  • Bacon1 cup
  • Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries1 cup
  • Green bell pepper1 cup
  • Green onion1/2 cup
  • Shredded cheddar cheese1/2 cup
  • Black pepper1/2 teaspoon
  • For the Dressing:
  • Vegetable oil1/4 cup
  • Water1/4 cup
  • Ranch seasoning packet1 (1oz)
  • Brown sugar1 tablespoon
  • Apple cider vinegar2 tablespoon
  • Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries front image.

    Featured Product

    Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries

Steps

To Make the Salad: Cook pasta according to box instructions and chill after straining. In a large bowl mix the pasta, chicken, bacon, Craisins® Dried Cranberries, peppers, onion, cheese and black pepper. Add the dressing to taste and toss to coat. This pasta salad can be served right away. Making it ahead of time, such as the night before, will allow for all the flavors to blend together a bit better though. To Make the Dressing: Add all dressing ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until combined. Store in a jar in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Chef's Tip

This is a great recipe to make ahead of those backyard barbecues in order to save time. If doing so, add a little more dressing before serving, mixing until incorporated, as the pasta will soak up some of the dressing overnight.