I LOVE this dish. It comes from a church cookbook. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it and it did not disappoint. In fact, it has become one of my favorite meals and I just have to share so you can enjoy too. It can be eaten warm or cold and is delicious either way (bonus).
The official recipe:
Cook a box of tri-colored rotini until al-dente (still a bit firm). Mix together with 1 c ranch dressing, 3/4 c bbq sauce, 2 c cooked chopped chicken, 1/2 c bacon chopped into pieces, 1/2 c diced bell pepper, 1/2 c minced scallions, 1/2 c chopped red onion, and 1/2 c cucumbers, peeled, seded & diced. Top with Parmesan cheese.
If you cook like me, those measurements are just guidelines. I did not have any red onion on hand so I skipped it. I used a whole smallish cucumber. About six pieces of bacon are in the dish. A handful of bell pepper and green onion (because I chop them up after I buy them and freeze them). When I get it all together I squirt ranch and BBQ all over until it tastes yummy. I also threw in come raw carrots and cooked corn because I had it on hand. I cook a whole chicken and then pick off chicken until I think there is enough in the dish. The rest of the chicken goes into the fridge for some other recipes. Lastly, I forgot to add the Parmesan (this time around).
Voila! It may not look like much but it is soooo tasty!