Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad

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This Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor. Tender pasta and chicken are mixed with taco seasoning, ranch dressing, corn, black beans and more. This pasta salad is going to become your new favorite!

Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad Pasta salads are so perfect for Summer time barbecues and pot lucks! I thought creating one with some Mexican flair would be absolutely delicious, and it was!

This Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor. Tender pasta and chicken are mixed with taco seasoning, ranch dressing, corn, black beans and more. I let it chill in the fridge for about 4 hours and then served it at our 4th of July party. It was a big hit! I was hoping to bring home the leftovers, but there wasn’t any left!

Fiesta Chicken Pasta SaladThis incredible Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad is going to become your new favorite pasta salad. The only suggestion I make is to plan in advance because it does call for pre-cooked chicken. A rotisserie chicken would be perfect for this! 

Also, I suggest doubling the recipe if you’re serving a large crowd. Every one is going to want in on this yummy dish!



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Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad



Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad

Prep Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 8
Author Holly


  • 1 pound box Bowtie or Farfalle noodles
  • 1 1 oz packet taco Seasoning
  • 1 8 oz container chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared ranch dressing
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (a rotisserie chicken works great for this)
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 10 oz can corn, drained
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped


  • In a large pot of water, boil noodles according to package directions. Drain water, and then place noodles in a large bowl. To the hot noodles, add cream cheese, taco seasoning and ranch dressing. Mix well to combine.
  • Pour in black beans, corn, bell pepper and cilantro. Stir gently to combine.
  • Cover with lid or cover tightly with saran wrap. Place in refrigerator and chill for atleast 4-5 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe by: Holly Lofthouse


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118 thoughts on “Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad

  1. That looks so delicious! I now know what we are having for supper tonight. Thanks for another delicious recipe to add to my list of cool dishes to be served when the temps outside reach over 100° outside.

  2. Thank you for all your comments. PLEASE dont leave comments under ‘Anonymous’. If you dont have a blog to link to, you can always post under ‘Name/URL’ and add your name. Thank you!

  3. Wow…another great recipe

    Holly! This will be on my list for the weekend. Thank you for sharing all the yumminess…your recipes save me many times when I’m in a slump and need dinner inspiration!

  4. I’ve been kvetching over what to take to our congregation’s women’s retreat since we’re only suppose to bring a salad to share. I think this is the perfect thing to take! Thanks for posting it!

  5. Holly, this was so delicious. Would have never thought to add all these amazing ingredients! You will surely win!!!! YUMMY!

  6. This looks so good! I was looking for a recipe to bring to my son’s cub scout cook out. This sounds perfect!

  7. This looks fantastic!! I can’t wait to try it. I have tried Holly’s recipes & have been treated to an extra ordinary taste.I like recipes that are simple & easy.

  8. This looks really good! I wish we had these creams available in Canada. (Our FDA takes far too long on approving food … I remember having to drive across the boarder just to get 0 fat cream cheese).

  9. Ack! I was just trying to find a good pasta salad recipe for my boss’s cookout this weekend. Perfect, thank you so much!!

    Hope you win the contest!


  10. I wish I was eating this right now! I have absolutely LOVED every recipe of yours I have tried, you have never steered me wrong! I have been wanting to try this product, can’t wait to make it tonight!

  11. The first thing I think of when going to a BBQ is pasta salad…then my mind goes to dessert:-) What a yummy looking salad…those cream cheeses are awesome!!!

  12. I commented on a few recipes in the contest but this one is MY FAVE in the contest so please count this as my vote. So many yummy ingredients. Thank you! 😀

  13. Holly this recipe sounds fantastic! My favorite thing about is the addition of chicken so it has the option of being a complete dish, nice for he summer. I will definitely be tring this out. Yummy!

  14. I think Im your 100th comment!! U deserve to win. Your dish kills the others. We are all voting for you Holly. Rock on!!

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