I found this wonderful salad on Shelbys page a few months ago and I've been in love ever since. I've been known to whip up a huge bowl, and enjoy it for lunch every day until it runs out. And I'm always sad when that day comes.
The flavors of this salad go so perfectly together. The sauce has a great kick, thanks to the hot sauce and is balanced out with the pungent blue cheese. It's spicy, but not too spicy for kids. It's creamy, it's crunchy, and it really hits the spot when you need a savory dish full of flavor. It's the perfect side dish for pot lucks and picnics, even if they are on your living room floor in front of the TV :).
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
By Grumpy's Honey Bunch
8 oz dried rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions
2 stalks celery, diced
1 green onion, thinly sliced, including green top
1/3 cup roasted red pepper
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (I used canned chicken once when I was in a hurry, it turned out great)
1/2 cup Mayonnaise (I used low-fat)
2-3 tablespoons Frank's Red Hot Sauce (use according to taste, I like a lot, but if you're feeding a crowd, you may only want to do 2)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon roasted red pepper brine (the juice the peppers are in)
2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Mix pasta, celery, onion, roasted red pepper and chicken in large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Mix together Mayonnaise, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper brine and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
Toss mayo mixture with pasta mixture and chill. Enjoy