BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

barbecue chicken pasta salad

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

You might think that apple, chicken, pasta and blue cheese makes for a strange dish, but we loved the contrast of sweet, salty and spicy flavors.
Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 12 m



  1. 1 of 2 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add rigatoni and cook to al dente, about 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl. Cool completely.
  2. 2 of 2 Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Once pasta is cool, add chicken, spinach and apple to bowl. Combine barbecue sauce with blue cheese dressing. Toss pasta salad with dressing and top with crumbled blue cheese. Tip: You'll want to use a BBQ sauce that's on the spicier side to balance the apple's sweetness.
Nutrition Information for BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Per Serving: 838 mg sodium, 38 g pro., 70 g carb., 5 g sat. fat, 24 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 16 g Fat, total, 585 kcal cal.