Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad
The flavor of this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is completely and totally addicting! The tang and bite of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce come through with the toothsome pasta and has an absolutely amazing flavor!
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

I can always count on Dawn to have some amazing food ideas and recipes.  Last night I asked my Facebook friends for different picnic side dishes than the norm.  Grumpy and I are heading to the Saratoga Race Track today to attend an event sponsored by his workplace and we are to bring a dish to share.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Of course, Grumpy wants me to impress and he suggested I take something different from the normal macaroni or pasta salad. Here came Dawn to the rescue along with several other awesome ideas from other FB friends.  I flew with Dawn’s because I love buffalo flavor and I have an addiction to Frank’s Red Hot sauce.  Just the smell of it makes me swoon!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

I made the salad first thing this morning along with a Chocolate Sheet Cake. I had to be safe and have something else ready that was tried and true just in case I messed up the salad!  If you need a different pasta salad to take to a reunion, picnic, or just to eat at home alone, then definitely give this a try. Especially if you’re a wing fan.  It’s not too spicy, has just a bit of a kick, and is different enough to impress!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

If you haven’t seen Dawn’s blog, Vanilla Sugar Blog, then you should definitely take a trip over there and check it out.  She always has amazing food, photos, and recipes.  I also have to say she has recipes that are out of the ordinary that will blow you away and make you think “why didn’t I think of that?”.   Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad


Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

The flavor of this Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is completely and totally addicting! The tang and bite of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce comes through with the toothsome pasta and has an absolutely amazing flavor!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken, Frank's Red Hot, Hot sauce, Pasta, Pasta Salad, summer recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 165kcal


  • 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 diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tbsp Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Roasted Red Pepper Brine (the juice the peppers are in)
  • 2 tbsp Gorgonzola cheese crumbled


  • 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!


Fat 12g, Carb 11g, Fiber 1, Protein 4
Nutrition information calculated using myfitnesspal is provided as a courtesy, but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.


Serving: 1/12 of recipe | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Cozy in Texas July 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    I stopped by your blog today.

  2. Pegasuslegend July 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Great idea! I got to try this hubby will love it!

  3. sweetpeaskitchen.com July 30, 2011 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    This looks great! I just asked my husband if he would like for me to make this buffalo chicken pasta salad and he said "yes, why are you even asking me!" Hahaha…I will definitely be making this one! 😀

  4. Kathleen July 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Oh Shelby! This looks amazing!!!

  5. Eftychia July 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    This salad looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Terri July 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Definitely giving this one a try.

  7. Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" July 30, 2011 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Thanks Shelby! I've liked her on FB now, and I've marked this to make soon! Sounds great.

  8. teresa July 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    oh i am SO making this soon. i just love anything that buffalo chicken flavored!

  9. marla July 31, 2011 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Loving this pasta salad!! Love the buffalo seasoning flavor.

  10. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy July 31, 2011 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Love buffalo sauce and this sounds awesome!

  11. Carolyn July 31, 2011 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Ooo, what a great way to enjoy the flavours of buffalo chicken!

  12. Ruth Daniels July 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I'm sure Grumpy's workmates will be impressed! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  13. Georgia Pellegrini July 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    This looks so creamy and delicious!

  14. CutsEveryday August 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    I was trying to think of a buffalo chicken recipe that would work for dinner, lunch at work and outdoor picnics – can't wait to make this tonight!

  15. Dan August 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    That salad looks amazing – I think I might try something similar at the end of the summer for a family barbecue.

    I've never mixed Frank's with Worcestershire sauce before.

  16. Leslie August 9, 2011 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Gotta love Dawn..I just love her..oh and her recipes rock too

  17. Kushi July 21, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Drooling! I just had my breakfast but craving for some pasta now 🙂 Love the recipe!

  18. Karly July 25, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Why I’ve never thought to try this is beyond me, but believe me, I will now! This is the PERFECT variation on the usual summer pasta salad! Yum!

  19. Caitlin August 3, 2016 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    This looks great!! And I love how everyoneee had those dishes!! ?

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