Recipe by purple
"A macaroni salad with a twist- chicken! You may need to adjust the amount of mayonnaise once it spends some time in the refrigerator."
Watch video tips and tricks
2 1/2 pounds
skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (15 ounce) can
mixed vegetables, drained
salt and pepper to taste
My family really likes this mac salad!! The only thing I do different is I use corn instead of the mixed veggies, due to my husbands preference. I have made this several times (family holidays, work potlucks, and for dinner) and everyone seems to really enjoy it. I usually have to set some aside in a seperate dish just to have leftovers!!!
After a few changes this is a great "summer salad" to serve for dinner. First boil 2 lg chicken breasts until done in salted water. In same water cook the macaroni, during the last 2 minutes add 1 cup of frozen peas. Drain macaroni & peas, rinse with cold water. Add less mayo (3/4 cup to taste) along with chopped celery, small cubes of cheddar cheese, chopped green onions, dry mustard, garlic salt. A bit of crumbled bacon is good, too. It can even be topped with chopped egg and papricka.
l made this for our dinner. But l made a little change l didn't put only 1/2 cup of mayonise because we don't want lots of mayo and it turns out great. This is good one my husband like it. We had leftover hubby brought it to work as his brownbag. Quick easy meal especially this summer. Thank you for sharing this.
This is a keeper one.
Good recipe, however I changed a few things.. instead of mixed vegs, I added a bag of frozen peas, couple stalks of celery and green onions along with some choopped up cheddar cheese.. (just like LV2COOK said) I also used Kraft real mayo.. I let the salad chill for a couple hours and it was soooo tatsty, thank you.. will make again!!
I am giving 5 stars because the salad was a pleasant surprise. Because it is the summer, I decided on fresh corn and edamame instead of using the canned veggies it called for. Also, I added lots of fresh parsley instead of the lettuce, mainly because I knew I would have leftovers and thought it would keep better.
I thought this recipe was good. My mom and enjoyed the Chicken Macaroni Salad. I plan on making it again.
mmmm! This was an excellent recipe! I used half as much mayonnaise and it still came out really good.
I sauted the chicken in garlic and dried basil then set aside. I follow the recipes then add one can of corn. I made this for my hubby lunch for one week and he didn't complain! :-)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chicken Macaroni Salad
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 490
Get the season’s best recipes for holiday feasting.
Holiday cookies, cakes, pies, and breads. Get recipes and inspiration.
Get time-saving recipes to save your busy life.
See how to make a healthy Asian-inspired pasta salad with chicken.
Make a quick, colorful, creamy salad that’s slightly sweet and tart.
This salad is light and so delicious, the perfect summer side dish.