Chicken Taco Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

This chicken taco ranch pasta salad recipe uses shredded chicken and ranch dressing.  Mix in your favorite taco seasoning and this easy pasta salad will be a big hit with friends and family!

Chicken Taco Ranch pasta salad recipe

Summer needs pasta salads!

Summer is just about here!  Like most moms, I am both excited about it and dreading it at the same time. Schedules that are filled with pool parties and family vacations are much more enjoyable than the chaos of school projects and lost permission slips.

However, summer vacation also means bickering kids and a work at home mom who doesn’t get much accomplished.The one thing I love about summer is getting together with friends for BBQs, picnics, and dinner at the pool. It’s a great way to reconnect and relax every once in a while. One of my favorite dishes to bring to an outdoor gathering is a simple pasta salad recipe.

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Easy to put together and it will feed a crowd, this simple pasta salad is one you should add to your summer menu. I would love to know what your own favorite pasta salad recipe is. There are a whole lot of weekend get togethers to cook for this summer! Try the homemade ranch dressing recipe from Bare Feet in the Kitchen if you have time!

Chicken Taco Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

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Chicken Taco Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Yield: 10 to 12

Chicken Taco Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe

Chicken Taco Ranch pasta salad recipe

This Chicken Taco Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe is simple and quick. It will feed a crowd on a budget!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 fully cooked boneless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 pound box of elbow macaroni
  • 1 to 1/2 cups ranch dressing (more or less, depending on how creamy you want it)
  • 2 TBSP taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions (reserve a TBSP or two to sprinkle on top)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Rinse and let cool slightly.
  2. Combine cooked pasta, shredded chicken, ranch dressing, taco seasoning, and most of the green onions/chives in a large bowl
  3. Mix well until everything is combined
  4. Pour into a large container and sprinkle with remaining green onions/chives.
  5. Chill or serve at room temperature as desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g

Nutrition information not always accurate

If you like the combination of flavors, check out the Chicken Taco Ranch appetizers I made last month. Leaving out the pasta and adding the creamy taco ranch chicken to small pastry cups gives you a delicious appetizer for your next party.




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