This Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is extremely easy to make, and truly perfect for everything from picnicking to tailgating. If you love Buffalo chicken, you will really love this super simple spicy pasta salad.
3stalks celery,trimmed and sliced thinly on the bias
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until tender. Drain the pasta and rinse well with cold water to shock the cooking process and cool the pasta.
Combine the blue cheese dressing and hot sauce in a bowl or large measuring cup to make the pasta salad dressing.
Add the drained pasta to a large mixing bowl and add the chicken, celery, mixed dressing, and about ⅔ of the scallions. Mix thoroughly and transfer to a serving dish. Top with the remaining scallions and serve.
This pasta salad is best served immediately or at least the day it's made, before it begins to absorb too much of the dressing.
To make this in advance, combine everything except for the blue cheese dressing and hot sauce mixture. Store the components separately in the refrigerator until ready to serve and then toss the pasta salad with the dressing right before serving.
To make ¾ cup homemade blue cheese dressing, combine ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons buttermilk or milk, 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar and ½ teaspoon kosher salt (or more to taste).