Barbecued Chicken And Ranch Pasta Salad

The guys at the shelter were especially happy today.  I made them barbecued chicken legs and ranch pasta salad.
You can find the recipe for the BBQ sauce here:

When I drove up and opened the car, the smell of BBQ wafted out and filled the air.

The guys all came running to help carry.

I think it was a long hour wait until lunch was served.

This is a really good pasta salad for summer.  Make your favorite ranch dressing.  You can find my recipe here:

Boil some pasta.

Mix it with diced onions, celery, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots.  Mix in the ranch dressing and chill before serving.

For the chicken, bake some chicken legs at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.  Then place them under a broiler until they begin to brown.

Dip each leg into the BBQ sauce and place them back on the cookie sheets.

Place them in a 325 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Remove them from the oven and dip each leg into the BBQ sauce again.


Suzanne said…

I have to make pasta salad every weekend for my daughter. She always requests Greek salmon.
Melissa said…
Oh my goodness! YUMMY!! I am going to have to add this one to my summer recipes :-) Thank you so much for sharing!!!
Anonymous said…
lucky guys at the shelter!!!
Anonymous said…
Your food must brighten up their days :-)

Have a great day!
Wow! What an hour, that must have been!!!! Waiting...

You have the same kind of allergy thing, as I have.

Grin and bear it. lol. But mine needs to try to be controlled. Because I'm pretty convinced that my head being so messed up, from allergies stuff, that it was easy for a couple of cold bugs, to settle in, and make me so, so, so sick, not long ago.

If I can avoid having to take more antibiotics, because of bad colds, I want to. If I feel "anything," I spray/puff right away. To control, I hope.

The Summer Solstice can mean you can count down to Autumn!!!!! Good thinking!
Willow said…
My mouth is watering ...oh those pictures , that description... I can smell barbecue chicken! !
Nellie said…
What a treat for the shelter!
Patty Woodland said…
I'm sure it was delicious!
Both the salad and chicken look like delicious treats.
I should never, never, never read your posts after 8pm. :):) grooaaannnnnn....