I love using rotisserie chicken in recipes. It’s easy, flavorful, and affordable, too! This buffalo chicken pasta salad is one of those rotisserie recipes… and it’s SO worth a try!

The beauty of this recipe is you can use whatever you have on hand and it will still taste amazing. I’ve used Farfalle, Fusilli, and Rotini pasta in this dish because I like bite-sized pasta in my pasta salad. But, I’ve had pasta salads made with longer noodles and it’s a refreshing change.

Plus, if you only have linguine on hand, you can always break the noodles into smaller pieces.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Next, If you don’t have ranch dressing, use blue cheese. And, if you don’t have Feta, use blue cheese crumbles. If you used blue cheese dressing — and then you use Gorgonzola or Blue Cheese crumbles — you’re just enhancing that great smoky flavor.

Finally, if you don’t have time to run and get a rotisserie chicken, use canned chicken. I always keep canned chicken on hand and it’s great in casseroles, chicken salad, and those ooey gooey, cheesy appetizers!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

The beauty of this recipe is that you can use whatever you have on hand. Not in the mood for Feta? Blue cheese crumbles work great as well.


  • 1 lb of your favorite pasta
  • 1 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce (or more)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup Feta crumbles


  1. Cook the pasta, according to the package directions. Drain the noodles and set aside.
  2. To make the salad, combine the ranch dressing, mayo, hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Ass the shredded chicken and celery. Fold in the cooked, drained pasta and toss to coat completely with dressing.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a serving bowl and refrigerate fro at least 2 hours. Top with the crumbled cheese just before serving.

When I make this, it’s typically the star of the show. But it also makes a delicious side dish for summer potlucks, picnics, or just because. I garnish it with some celery to spruce it up. Although you can dig in right away without the extra step.

Need more easy and flavorful summer recipes? Check out some of my favorites below!

Do you think you’ll make this buffalo chicken pasta salad? If you do, you know I love to hear your thoughts!

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