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Simple Ranch Chicken Macaroni Salad

Pamela Batovsky

"This is a simple to make recipe with Ranch dressing mix which gives it an extra kick."
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30 m servings 393 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 22.4 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.3g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 1318 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the macaroni, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain, and pat dry.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the celery, olives, mayonnaise, sour cream, milk, chicken and Ranch dressing mix. Stir in macaroni until well blended. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Stir, and sprinkle paprika over the top before serving.

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  1. 68 Ratings

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I used whole wheat elbow macaroni, threw in a half cup or so of halved cherry tomatoes, used leftover "mexican" shredded chicken instead of canned and homemade dry ranch dressing mix. Between th...

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I thought this was a pretty good recipe, but I didn't like the canned chicken AT ALL. People at the BBQ I took it to all thought it was tuna with the smell and consistency. I'll make this agai...

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I used whole wheat elbow macaroni, threw in a half cup or so of halved cherry tomatoes, used leftover "mexican" shredded chicken instead of canned and homemade dry ranch dressing mix. Between th...

I can not get enough of this salad!! I did make a few changes...I omitted the chicken since I was preparing this to accompany cheeseburgers and hot dogs. I made the directions to serve 16 so t...

UUUMMMM!!! That was probably the best variation of macaroni salad I have tried. I excluded the chicken because I was serving it with a meal and didn't think I needed it but it would be a great...

Very "simple", plus it's a great base for whatever add-in's you like or have on hand! I opted to use penne pasta along with black olives. I lightened up the Ranch dressing by using light sour c...

Big name but great taste! I doubled the recipe, using 1/2 c mayo and sour cream while still just using 1 pkt of ranch dressing. Also, I grilled a few chicken breasts vs canned and worked great!...

Thanks for everyones great reviews. I have since tried this recipe and instead of using canned chicken I used Rotisserie chicken that I shredded up from the grocery store and used black olives i...

Yummy recipe! I used 1/2 the celery because my hubby isn't a big celery fan, and I opted for baked chunks of chicken instead of the canned.I had him try it cold - and then he heated it up in the...

I made a few changes but really liked this salad. I used small shells instead of elbow macaroni. I also added a couple of chopped green onions. Used leftover chopped turkey instead of canned ...

This was a very tasty variation of macaroni salad. I didn't change anything and it came out great! Thanks for a great recipe.