"ENJOY!!! It is kid friendly and quick." (Nicole, mom of 2) The Kid Kritics couldn't get enough of this! Using the right Ranch Dressing is key to flavor and health which is why we recommend using the Simply Organic mix.
2 saucepans, colander, mixing bowl
5-6 or more depending on ages
Simply Organic Ranch Dressing MixFollow preparation instructions (includes buttermilk). Let chill in refrigerator for at least 5 minutes.
1 lb frozen mixed vegetablesSteam veggies according to package directions. Rinse veggies under cold water in a colander.
8 oz uncooked pasta, whole grain or gluten free (shape of your choice)Meanwhile, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions or until al dente. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water in a colander until completely cool or set aside to cool.
1/2 small red pepper, finely chopped
2 cups chicken, cooked and dicedUse leftover or deli chicken. Place pasta, chicken, veggies and red pepper into a large bowl. Add prepared dressing and gently stir until everything is lightly coated. Serve chilled.
Can also be served warm, just don't rinse the pasta & veggies in cold water.
PERFORMANCE RATING: 6/5
The Kid Kritics gobbled this up. Really – vegetables and all. This Ranch Dressing’s flavors and texture are so appealing that you should consider coating a variety of vegetables with it. The quick chicken trick is to go to the deli, ask for a one or two inch slice of an additive free chicken, take it home and cut it into little chunks. Now you have a quick ready meal-in-one for your family.
Needless to say, a 6/5 Performance Rating means your kids will be powered up with the recipe. Make a lot for lunch box leftovers and snacks. This recipe is an answered prayer for busy moms and dads. Your kids will be well feed and leave the table smiling!