Tangy Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad


A twist on pasta salad to satisfy that Buffalo-chicken craving!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package rotini pasta

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 2 stalks celery, diced

  • cup jarred roasted red pepper, drained (reserve juice) and chopped

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's®/Best Foods®)

  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®), or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain and cool.

  2. Mix pasta, chicken, celery, roasted red pepper, and 1 tablespoon of reserved roasted red pepper juice in a salad bowl. Stir mayonnaise, hot sauce, Gorgonzola cheese, and Worcestershire sauce together in a separate bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour dressing over pasta mixture and toss lightly to coat. Chill before serving.

Cook's Note:

Cooking time is based on how long it takes to cook the pasta and chicken for this dish. Times will vary for different pastas. Chicken and pasta should be cooled before mixing in the other ingredients. Depending on how wet you like your salad, you may want to adjust the amount of mayonnaise and hot sauce to taste. Double this recipe if you are serving a crowd. This will go fast and leave people wanting for more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
18g Fat
29g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 347mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 11mg 56%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.