Macaroni and Chicken Salad

    4 hours 30 minutes

    The addition of cooked, shredded chicken makes this a more substantial macaroni salad. Taste it after it has chilled and add more mayonnaise if necessary.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 kg skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    • 2 cups macaroni
    • 1 (425g) tin mixed vegetables, drained
    • 2 cups shredded lettuce
    • 3 cups mayonnaise
    • 1/4 tablespoon dried basil
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • pinch garlic powder

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:4hours chilling  ›  Ready in:4hours30min 

    1. In a medium frypan over medium heat, cook chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear. Let rest until cool enough to handle then shred with two forks. Set aside.
    2. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.
    3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together the cooked chicken, drained vegetables, lettuce and mayonnaise. Add basil, salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste.
    4. Add drained macaroni to chicken mixture. Toss to coat.
    5. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.

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    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.  -  27 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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!!!  -  10 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    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.  -  17 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)