A macaroni salad with a twist- chicken! You may need to adjust the amount of mayonnaise once it spends some time in the refrigerator.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a medium skillet 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 4 cups of shredded meat.

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  • In a medium pot with boiling salted water cook elbow macaroni until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together the cooked chicken, drained vegetables, shredded lettuce, and mayonnaise. Add basil, pepper, salt, and garlic powder to taste.

  • Add drained elbow macaroni to chicken mixture. Toss to coat.

  • Refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

699 calories; 54.4 g total fat; 91 mg cholesterol; 544 mg sodium. 21.7 g carbohydrates; 30.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2004
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2009
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/19/2010
I thought this recipe was good. My mom and enjoyed the Chicken Macaroni Salad. I plan on making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2007
mmmm! This was an excellent recipe! I used half as much mayonnaise and it still came out really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2008
We loved it!!! I did do some changes though I added a finely chopped onion and about 1/2 tsp of mustard. I only used 2 1/2 large spoonfuls of mayo. I was very skeptical about using the canned vegetables but I did it anyway and it was great! My husband and my 2 year old loved it. My husband and I added hot sauce for an extra kick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
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!:-) Read More
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