Thursday, June 20, 2013

Southwest Ranch Chicken and Bowtie Pasta Salad

Nothing says summer like a refreshing Pasta Salad. I love this salad since I can prepare it ahead of time and it is filling enough to serve for dinner. Yum!

Southwest Ranch Chicken and Bowtie Pasta Salad
Serves 6
Cal 251, Fat 6.5, Carbs 29.6, Fiber 2g, Protein 18.8g

8 oz. (3 1/2 cups) uncooked bow tie pasta 
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 tsp. ranch seasoning 
2 tsp. southwest seasoning blend, I used Mrs. Dash
1 (4.5-oz.) can Chopped Green Chiles
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped 
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup reduced fat shredded taco blend cheese
2 green onions, sliced

Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.

In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, ranch and southwest seasoning mix well. Toss in your cooked pasta and then add tomatoes, bell pepper, green chilies, chicken, and cheese.

Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Sprinkle with green onions before serving. Enjoy!

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  1. I have had bow tie pasta on my mind, and here is your delicious recipe. Thanks for including it at Foodie Friday. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. This sounds perfect for our hot summers in Phoenix. Thanks for including the nutrition info as well!

    Michelle @ On A Wing And A Prayer

  3. This looks delish! Pinning it now :)

  4. This sounds good. Nice and fresh. Good idea for a weekend dinner after the garden. Thanks.

    Have a great weekend,
    Linda@Tumbleweed Contessa

  5. It's that time of year we can really appreciate a good pasta salad. Thank you for sharing it on our BBQ Block Party

  6. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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