14 Reviews

This was absolutely delicious. I made it exactly as written except I made the ranch dressing as described on the package (1 packet Hidden Valley ranch, 1 cup mayo, 1 cup milk). I used a whisk for the dressing and let it sit in the refrigerator for over an hour before making everything else. It was creamy and exactly like ranch should be so that should help anyone who found it to be runny. I made it with patriotic shaped pasta for our 4th of July picnic. As it turns out my family members don't like avocado, so next time I'll make it without the avocado but double the chicken. Thanks for the great recipe!

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Katie KM. July 05, 2015

Buddha was absolutely Wowed with this recipe! I used super thick bacon, stir-fried the cubed chicken with s/p and garlic powder, and used triple the amount of tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes). He said next time to add more tomatoes cause he loves the 'pop' of flavor when he bit into them, (but he's just 'wow, wow, wow', over this recipe!) To quote him: "The smokey bacon, the creamy avocado, the hint of ranch, and a bit of tomato for a zing of superfabulous flavor!" Thanks for an 'awesome' recipe, you are his hero for the day! says he. :)

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2Bleu July 27, 2011

This really was very tasty. My husband grilled the chicken, then I chopped it, threw everything together and we ate it as a main dish, with a side salad. I did cut the recipe in half, but that was the only change I made. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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TexasKelly November 11, 2010

This was awesome!! I used spiral garden pasta and added some shredded cheddar, too. The ranch mix came out a little runny and didn't really make enough, so I just poured some bottled ranch on for some more. I made this up the night before, and added the avocado right before serving so it wouldn't be brown. Everyone loved it at our family cookout, and I'm taking it to a church lunch next week! Thanks for the great recipe! Perfect summer food!

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hottiecj May 24, 2010

We are big pasta fans and are always on the lookout for new pasta dishes. This is a new family favorite. The flavors all work so well together, and everytime we make it for friends they want to know exactly how to make it. We make a double batch of everything except the dressing (not big fans of soupy pastas), just chop regular tomoatoes since that what we always have on hand, and use any kind of pasta. It is delicious every time!

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janiceswilor March 21, 2010

YUMMY!! This was wonderful! I didn't have any chicken but I went exactly by the recipe besides that. It was VERY good. I will be making this again. Thank you!!!

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tifdblpn September 17, 2009

I knew I was going to like this recipe and I was not disappointed. Delicious! :)

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Lori Mama August 15, 2009

I had been dying to try this, and I was not disappointed! I made this exactly as written, except I used grape tomatoes, halved, instead of cherry tomatoes, quartered. This made an incredible, satisfying lunch. The bacon and avocado go great together. I used mini-farfalle, which is what I had on hand, and it worked out just fine. I will be enjoying this recipe frequently. Thanks for posting this winner! Made for Everyday's a Holiday Tag Game.

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JackieOhNo! August 10, 2009

I used 1 tomato, diced. I omitted the chicken cause I didn't have on hand, but added cooked bacon. This is very yummy. Thanks Shuzbud :) Made for PRMR

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Boomette August 09, 2009

You have a winner here! Easy too! I love the avocado in this. I made as posted except I added 1 tablespoon of red onion and some leftover corn. Not too sure I liked the onion in there, but DS said he could not even taste it. I did not have farfalle so used large rings instead. I thought about maybe using half nonfat yogurt and half mayo but did not. Thanks Shuzbud for posting. Made for Everyday is a Holiday.

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WiGal July 26, 2009
Ranch and Avocado Pasta Salad