During the summer months, I try to use my kitchen as little as possible. The last thing that I want to do is cooking over a hot stove when it’s 100 degrees outside.
This recipe is easy to throw together in a matter of minutes and to make it even easier, you could use a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking the chicken yourself.
Add whatever vegetables your family likes to make this the perfect meal. Our family likes to take the southwest spin on things and top it off with avocado, bell peppers, corn, cilantro lime ranch, and fresh limes.
Make it your own, and enjoy eating your cooking free meal.
can i use prepared chipotle ranch dressing, instead of the seasoning?
You could most definitely use pre-made chipotle ranch dressing, instead of the dry seasoning mix.
However, if you do use the prepared dressing, we recommend using about 2 – 1 1/2 cups of it, and only using half of the mayo the directions and ingredients state, in the recipe.
You will just want to be sure can taste the chipotle a little better, when eating this salad. You could add more or less dressing or mayo as needed, according to your taste preference.
what could i replace the mayo with?
If you are not a mayo fan, don’t stress it. You could also make this recipe using plain Greek yogurt, or even a little ranch dressing.
You could also use a little bit of sour cream, but we wouldn’t recommend fully switching out the mayo for sour cream. We feel that plain Greek yogurt is probably your safest bet, since it isn’t as strong.
what other noodles could i use for this recipe?
This recipe calls for rotini pasta, however, you could use any pasta you have on hand. Here are a few other pastas we recommend:
Really any pasta you have on hand will work great. We just found it’s easiest for little eaters to stab the rotini pasta, with their forks.
watch how to make another favorite pasta dish, here:
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