BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad will whip up in a snap!  This easy recipe is full of zesty flavor and will soon become a favorite especially on those busy evenings.  I love the combination of flavors from the creamy ranch to the crunch of the corn chips.  The textures and flavors combine for a wonderful combination.  We enjoy this salad cold, however you could also serve it warm.  It’s up to you!  It’s a wonderful pot-luck dish too.  Who doesn’t love a BBQ Pot-luck with a little something different than the norm?  Any way you serve the BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad is perfect.  Try this recipe, and let us know what you think!

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When I’m serving this BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad for dinner, I will mix up the sauce and get that set aside.  Then quickly cook my pasta.  I like this salad cold, so the earlier I can get my pasta done and cooling the better.  Thank goodness for a cold water rinse when it’s all done to help speed up that cooling process.  Lifesaver for sure.  While the pasta is cooking, I cut up my chicken if I’m using a rotisserie, or I quickly cook up Shredded Chicken in the Instant Pot, either way it’s pretty easy to accomplish this while the pasta is cooking.

Then I just throw it all into a large bow and mix it all together.  It really is just that simple.  We also love this for Pot-luck’s too.  However, I wait until we are ready to serve before I add the sauce other wise it tends to dry out a little bit, and I love it saucy!  However you choose to serve this pasta salad, you will love it.  It’s so full of flavors and textures, it really is a party in your mouth!
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BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad is full of zesty flavors that will wow your taste buds. Whip up this easy meal with cubed chicken.


  • 2 Cup Cooked Cubed or Shredded Chicken
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 1/2 Cup Corn Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 Bunch Green Onions Chopped and diced
  • 1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 lb Pasta
  • 2 Cup Corn Chips
  • 1/2 -1 Cup Cheddar Cheese Optional


  • This recipe calls for Cooked Cubed or Shredded Chicken. Make Shredded Chicken in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker or use a Rotisserie Chicken cut into pieces. Then follow directions below.
  • In a small bowl mix 1/4 cup Powdered Ranch Mix and Sour Cream. Mix until blended. Add 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce. Mix to combine and set aside.
  • In a large pot cook pasta. Follow directions on package. Rinse and drain pasta.
  • In a large bowl combine cubed chicken, beans, corn, and pasta. Toss and miss all ingredients. Add sauce and mix to combine.
  • Before serving add chips and lightly toss to combine. Add cheese on top.
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