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Buffalo Style Pasta Salad

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Buffalo Chicken is a staple at any tailgating party. We’ve all tried Buffalo Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Dip… but what about Buffalo Style Chicken Pasta Salad??! Break out your favorite hot sauce and let’s try a new recipe for the Ultimate Tailgating Party!

Hi, I’m Heather, and I blog over at French Press I’m SO excited to be a guest today at Southern Mom Cooks.

As a Buffalo, NY girl, and a BIG football fan, I know a thing or two about tailgaiting. For me, that ALWAYS includes Buffalo style chicken. Wings aren’t the easiest, and they do NOT travel well {best eaten RIGHT away}, but hot sauce is a must for any tailgate.

Pasta salad is my favorite go-to. It can be eaten warm or cold, you can make it ahead of time, and it is SO easy to transport. Perfect for a party at the stadium or your living room.

{the pasta can be eaten warm, or chilled and eaten cold – we LOVED it both ways}

Resources for this Recipe:

Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce-12 oz

Football Serving Bowls (Set of 3)

Fan Fare: A Playbook of Great Recipes for Tailgating or Watching the Game at Home

Buffalo Style Pasta Salad

Buffalo Style Pasta Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Buffalo Style Chicken Pasta Salad is the perfect game day salad! It has all of the elements of Buffalo style chicken wings but with less of a mess!


  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of Frank's Red Hot {original}
  • 1 lb of pasta {any shape}
  • 2 stalks of celery {diced}
  • 2 large carrots {diced}
  • 1 red or orange bell pepper {diced}
  • Blue Cheese Dressing


    Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

    Marinade the chicken in the hot sauce for at least an hour {the longer the better}

    Cook the pasta according to the package directions.

    Remove the chicken from the marinade {discard the sauce}
    grill chicken {med-high} until it is longer pink {about 10-15 minutes per side - depending on the size of your chicken breasts}

    Cut {or shred} chicken and toss with the pasta and vegetables.

    Top the pasta with the blue cheese dressing {the amount you use will vary on your preference - I used about 1/2 cup} and toss to coat the salad.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 596mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 28g

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Thursday 31st of August 2017

Looks so good! My daughter would love this recipe. Pinned for later.

Miz Helen

Monday 21st of August 2017

We love this Casserole! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

Shirley Wood

Sunday 20th of August 2017

My kind of recipe! This post will be Featured for Merry Monday this week and shared on my FB page. So glad you party with us! Pinned it.

Carole from Carole's Chatter

Thursday 17th of August 2017

Hi Meghan, this would fit perfectly in Food on Friday: August under the chicken theme. Hope you bring it on over to share with everybody. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook

Thursday 17th of August 2017

This sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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