Pasta and Chicken Salad

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a great basic pasta salad, perfect as a side dish or at a barbecue or picnic. Use different colours of spiral pasta if you can find it.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 500g spiral pasta
    • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken meat
    • 2 stalks celery, diced
    • 1 red onion, diced
    • 2 cups mayonnaise
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water to cool.
    2. Stir together chicken, celery, onion and mayonnaise; fold in cold pasta and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place in refrigerator and let rest for at least an hour before serving.

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    Great basic starter recipe. I was looking for a chicken pasta salad w/out the grapes and nuts. I cooked the chicken in 5 cloves of minced garlic. Once it cooled I added the garlic infused chicken while leaving the minced bits out. Also, I put more kick into the dressing by adding 2 tsp of lemon juice, 1-2 tbs of white vinegar, 1/4 c- 1/2 c of sugar, 2 tsp of paprika, and a splash of milk to better the consistency. Delish!  -  06 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My family loves this recipe. I use the Tyson pre-packaged chicken chunks (near the Tuna at the grocery store) and I used Miracle Whip instead of mayo. This is quick and easy and perfect for a hot day.  -  14 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I make a variation of this with the ingredients listed, plus lots of celery seed, and FRESH tomato chunks. Homegrown tomatoes are best. Be sure to chill the salad before adding the tomatoes, or you'll end up with pink salad. I also use regular macaroni, but I have used rotini as well.  -  09 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)