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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a zesty Tex Mex chicken pasta salad for a summer BBQ.

Zesty Tex Mex Chicken Pasta Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: BBQ
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 640kcal
Author: Bella
This Tex Mex chicken pasta salad is so delicious. It’s a southwest pasta salad with chicken and this is a flavourful dinner salad just bursting with colour and flavour! This is the perfect salad for a summer BBQ, so add this favourite summer salad recipe to the menu and you won't be disappointed.
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  • 1 Pound rotini
  • 1.5 Cups chicken I used rotisserie, cubed
  • 1 Can corn 15.25 ounce, drained
  • 1 Can black beans 15.5 ounce, drained and rinsed
  • 7 Oz. green chilis chopped
  • 1 Can black olives 6.5 ounce, sliced
  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1/3 Cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/3 Cup red onion diced
  • 1 Cup shredded cheese I used Mexican blend


  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1/3 Cup mayonnaise
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 1 Package ranch seasoning I used spicy ranch flavour



  • Cook the pasta as per the directions, drain, rince and put in a large bowl.
  • In a large serving bowl combine all the pasta ingredients and gently stir together.


  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the dressing ingredients and stir to combine. It is fine if some of the avocados get a little mashed but make sure there are plenty of big pieces as well.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta and stir to combine.


Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1281mg | Potassium: 771mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 3mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.