For anyone who likes Buffalo wings, this is a great change of pace from normal pasta salad. Really popular as a side dish for a barbeque or just about any gathering you can think of. You can substitute or add many different vegetables with this recipe.

Andrew C
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

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  • Stir together the mayonnaise, blue cheese dressing, buffalo wing sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, bell peppers, red onion, and cooked pasta and toss to coat with the dressing. Cover and chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

379 calories; 21.1 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 1051 mg sodium. 34.6 g carbohydrates; 13.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2014
This salad is DELICIOUS. It warrants all caps definitely it's THAT good. I really hate when people make substitutions and rate a recipe that is only remotely like the original but I admit I had to for this one because I loathe green pepper. I substituted celery instead but otherwise made according to instructions. I'm taking it to a cookout later today but the Spousal Unit has already requested a second batch for tomorrow just for us! Thanks for a GREAT dish. EDIT 5/22/14: I made this salad again a couple more times but am only now getting around to updating my earlier review. The first few times I made it I splurged for the the thick bleu cheese dressing found in the produce department (like Marie's). The salad was incredible. Once though I used regular bottled stuff I had in my pantry (Ken's) and was disappointed. The thin dressing soaks into the pasta and disappears after a few hours. It's definitely worth the extra money for the hearty - and calorific - dressings! Oh yeah use Frank's Buffalo Sauce not the Red Hot. The Red Hot is just heat. Only the Buffalo sauce will give it that authentic flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2011
I think this recipe would really depend on what kind of buffalo sauce is used. I used Frank's Red Hot and it was more heat then flavor. Also next time I think i'll use shredded chicken instead of cubed. Use more mayo and a mix between blue cheese and ranch. I bet crumbled blue cheese would be good in it too. Read More
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168 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 115
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2014
This salad is DELICIOUS. It warrants all caps definitely it's THAT good. I really hate when people make substitutions and rate a recipe that is only remotely like the original but I admit I had to for this one because I loathe green pepper. I substituted celery instead but otherwise made according to instructions. I'm taking it to a cookout later today but the Spousal Unit has already requested a second batch for tomorrow just for us! Thanks for a GREAT dish. EDIT 5/22/14: I made this salad again a couple more times but am only now getting around to updating my earlier review. The first few times I made it I splurged for the the thick bleu cheese dressing found in the produce department (like Marie's). The salad was incredible. Once though I used regular bottled stuff I had in my pantry (Ken's) and was disappointed. The thin dressing soaks into the pasta and disappears after a few hours. It's definitely worth the extra money for the hearty - and calorific - dressings! Oh yeah use Frank's Buffalo Sauce not the Red Hot. The Red Hot is just heat. Only the Buffalo sauce will give it that authentic flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2014
This salad is DELICIOUS. It warrants all caps definitely it's THAT good. I really hate when people make substitutions and rate a recipe that is only remotely like the original but I admit I had to for this one because I loathe green pepper. I substituted celery instead but otherwise made according to instructions. I'm taking it to a cookout later today but the Spousal Unit has already requested a second batch for tomorrow just for us! Thanks for a GREAT dish. EDIT 5/22/14: I made this salad again a couple more times but am only now getting around to updating my earlier review. The first few times I made it I splurged for the the thick bleu cheese dressing found in the produce department (like Marie's). The salad was incredible. Once though I used regular bottled stuff I had in my pantry (Ken's) and was disappointed. The thin dressing soaks into the pasta and disappears after a few hours. It's definitely worth the extra money for the hearty - and calorific - dressings! Oh yeah use Frank's Buffalo Sauce not the Red Hot. The Red Hot is just heat. Only the Buffalo sauce will give it that authentic flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2011
made this for 4th of july and it was a definite success! i did make some changes including using sauteed chicken breasts seasoned with loads of garlic adding celery using ranch instead of blue cheese adding feta cheese and increasing the amount of buffalo sauce to kick up the heat. i also used penne pasta because it's what i had. very very good salad that i especially liked because it's different not the same old thing. thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2011
I made this salad and actually put it on the menu at my restaurant one night. Made the following changes / modifcations: Used Wing Time Parmesan and Garlic wing sauce. Added a significant (1 - 2 ounces?) amount of Orange Krush hot sauce. Added 4 ounces of crumbled blue cheese. Used Marie's Super Blue Cheese dressing. One of the keys to this receipe is to allow it to fully chill after making. It will take you longer than one hour - four is probably a better bet. All in all this is a solid recipe especially for those who like the "wing" flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I used a rotiserie chicken and it was fantastic! I made this for my son's daycare workers to thank them for a great year and they all RAVED about it. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2011
I think this recipe would really depend on what kind of buffalo sauce is used. I used Frank's Red Hot and it was more heat then flavor. Also next time I think i'll use shredded chicken instead of cubed. Use more mayo and a mix between blue cheese and ranch. I bet crumbled blue cheese would be good in it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
This was really good. I doubled it b/c I made it for 50 people. I used Buffalo Wild Wings mild sauce. The only thing I did that the recipe wasnt specific on was after I drained the pasta I added the veggies in with the hot pasta to "steam" them so they were alittle softer than raw veggies. I am taking the little that was leftover for my lunch today. I will be making this again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2011
Really really good! Made this for my husband who loves anything buffalo chicken related and he really enjoyed it. I didn't think it would be up my alley but I loved it too! We don't care for blue cheese so I used Ranch instead. We ate on a half batch for a couple days and it didn't dry out at all. Making it again this weekend! Thanks!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2011
I would like to give the creator of this salad a solid four. However as written this salad is a tiny bit dry after sitting in the fridge and cooling. I used homemade bleu cheese dressing which was runnier than commercial brands so I don't know how others would fare. I would suggest adding a half a cup or more of ranch dressing right before serving for additional creaminess. (BTW I doubled the green peppers and celery) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2012
To make this stretch a little farther I threw in a half cup of halved cherry tomatoes and a few chopped ribs of celery. I used Frank's Buffalo Hot Sauce in this recipe. This is good a little too much dressing but it makes a great quick pasta salad. Read More
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