Salads

Southwest Chicken Pasta Salad

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This recipe is easy to throw together in a matter of minutes and to make it even easier, you could use a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking the chicken yourself. Add whatever vegetables your family likes to make this the perfect meal.

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1 (12-16 oz) package rotini pasta (or your favorite pasta)
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 roma tomatoes, diced
1 (4.25 oz) can diced olives, drained
1 (14 oz) can corn, drained
½ red onion, diced
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons taco seasoning (or 1 (1 oz) packet of taco seasoning)
4 oz Colby Jack cheese, cut into small cubes
Dressing:
1½ cups mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
3 tablespoons salsa
½ cup buttermilk (or ½ cup milk + 1 teaspoon vinegar)
1 (1 oz) packet fiesta ranch dip (I usually find it at WalMart on the salad dressing aisle)
Cook pasta according to directions on package. While pasta is cooking, mix together (in a VERY large bowl) the cooked chicken, bell peppers, tomatoes, olives, corn, onion, black beans, pinto beans, and taco...
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Nutritions

Calories
596

Sodium
323mg
13% DV

Fat
21g
33% DV

Protein
18g
37% DV

Carbs
47g
16% DV

Fiber
11g
45% DV