My husband made this for me shortly after we started dating. He makes it so it could fill a 10 gallon bucket, so I cut it quite a bit. It totally won my heart and it's awesome for a romantic picnic.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Stir together chicken, celery, onion, and mayonnaise; fold in cold pasts, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place in refrigerator, and let rest for at least an hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 11.8g 24% DV; carbohydrates 30.5g 10% DV; fat 31.4g 48% DV; cholesterol 31.4mg 11% DV; sodium 230.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
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! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
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! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2009
i made this w/o celery but it still had onion which gave it a crunch. So yeah.. it was delish. thanks gr8t recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2011
This is a great recipe i like to replace the red onion with red capsicum though you can also add other vegetable like corn avocado peas beans anything you want Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2015
The red onion made all the difference. I used rotini pasta and added some peas. Great pasta salad. Read More
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