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pasta salad with crispy chicken bacon and ranch

Popcorn Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

Popcorn Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad - This mouthwatering and easy to make pasta salad recipe is a summertime potluck favorite!  Full of crispy chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, noodles, and creamy ranch dressing!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Author Nichole


  • 12 Ounces Rotini Pasta
  • 1 Packet Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Bacon Bits
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 25 Ounce Package Frozen Popcorn Chicken
  • 3 Green Onions, sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded or Cubed Cheddar


  • Cook the popcorn chicken according to package directions and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, cook the rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse well under cold water.
  • In a large bowl mix together the ranch dressing mix, mayonnaise, milk, garlic powder, pepper, bacon bits, green onions, cherry tomatoes and cheddar.
  • Add the cooked popcorn chicken and pasta to the ranch mixture and stir to combine.
  • Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.