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Chicken Macaroni Salad

Chicken Macaroni Salad | YummyAddiction.com

Oh boy, this chicken macaroni salad has something for all your taste buds! It’s slightly tangy with a bit of sweetness, creamy, crunchy, and flavorful goodness. This is one of those comfort foods that’s impossible not to love.

This salad is so easy to make. The recipe has three stages: cooking pasta (and chicken, if you don’t have any leftovers…), preparing the dressing and the last one – honing your knife skills by dicing and chopping all veggies. Like I said, it’s so easy. 🙂

Macaroni Salad | YummyAddiction.com

By the way, there are no rules for this salad – you can always add more of any ingredient if you feel there isn’t enough. Just have fun playing around with the flavors!

Easy Chicken Macaroni Salad | YummyAddiction.com

Now toss all ingredients together and voila!

How To Make Chicken Macaroni Salad | YummyAddiction.com

Our salad is ready! Doesn’t this look yummy? You can refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve or… you can eat it right now like I do!

Macaroni Salad with Chicken | YummyAddiction.com

I love this colorful stuff! Adding chicken to this salad makes it hearty enough to be a light meal. It seems simple, but it’s definitely a must-try for you guys! Macaroni Salad with Chicken | YummyAddiction.com

5 from 3 votes
Chicken Macaroni Salad
Chicken Macaroni Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Yummy Addiction
For the salad:
  • 2 cups (8 oz. or 225g) dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
  • 1/3 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped black olives
For the dressing:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  1. In a large pot of boiling lightly salted water, cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper, and whisk until smooth.
  3. Place cooled macaroni in a large mixing bowl, pour dressing and toss. Stir in chicken, carrots, chives, pickles, bell pepper, celery and olives (you can always add more of any ingredient if you feel it's needed). Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!


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  • Reply
    January 18, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I knew this looked good…. and boy did it taste good. Both hubby and I loved it. thanks.

    • Reply
      January 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you for reporting back, Katie! I am thrilled you and your hubby loved it!

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    Ad Pi
    September 20, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Tried this and it’s really yummy! Big thanks for sharing your recipe…

    • Reply
      September 27, 2016 at 8:58 am

      You are always welcome! 🙂

  • Reply
    January 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Throwing away that plain old ham and cheese I was gonna have for lunch, because HOLY COW does this look a million times better! Love a good macaroni salad!

    • Reply
      January 23, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      I am happy you liked it, Karly!

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    Priyanka @Flavor Quotient
    January 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I am definitely gonna love this! It looks so fresh and yum! Chicken and macaroni – these two words are enough to take me in! Plus your salad looks stunning!

    • Reply
      January 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you so much for the comment! This salad is really super delicious 😉

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