BLT Chicken and pasta salad minus the “L”

I came across this summer salad recipes on the web and I tweeked it a bit to fit our taste.  Most everything I make I do on a “taste test” basis, meaning if it doesn’t taste good then I modify and add until I am happy with the results.  That was the case with this salad.   It has become a favorite of everyone in the family, and with 12 different opinions, that says a lot.  Make it for your next potluck.

  • 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 1 pkg turkey bacon, cooked and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 -12 ounce corkscrew pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2-14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups of miracle whip
  • 4 Tablespoons of BBQ sauce–we use sweet baby rays
  • 2-3 green onions chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

This recipe makes a nice sized bowl, great for large families or for picnics.

cook ,drain, and rinse your noodles in cool water set asideDSCN2075

chop your chicken in food processor or with a knifeDSCN2066add drained diced tomatoesDSCN2067 add chopped baconDSCN2068 add green onionDSCN2069 add miracle whip, bbq sauce, salt and pepperDSCN2070 mix all togetherDSCN2072add your noodles and mix
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Variations:

  • This would be really good with a packet of dry ranch powder mixed into the miracle whip.
  • Tweak the BBQ sauce a bit, depending upon what your preferences are.
  • You can make it healthier by adding a container of nonfat plain yogurt plus 2 Tablespoons of miracle whip, in place of the 1 1/2 cups salad dressing.
  • chop up some sweet bell peppers
  • if tomatoes are in season, by all means use them instead of canned
  • you can eat this warm or cold, tastes great either way

Easy and delicious.

 

 

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