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Ingredients

1/2 cup Hidden Valley Ranch BBQ dressing (may substitute Hidden Valley Ranch with bacon bits, if desired)
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (11 ounces) corn, drained
1/4 cup green or red pepper or a combination of both
1 cup diced tomato
1/4 cup diced red onion
3 cups cooked pasta (rotelle, wagon wheel or elbow macaroni)
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Serve chilled. May add more green pepper and onion if desired.

Sandi Hekhuis
Erie



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