This Pinoy salad can be made a day or two before any event. Fruits like pineapple, apple, and raisins are added for extra flavor.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Bring a pot of water to a simmer over low heat. Add the chicken breast to the water and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove the chicken from the water and allow to cool before shredding the meat into a large bowl.

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  • While the chicken cooks, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the macaroni at a boil until cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cool water to halt the cooking process until the pasta is cool to the touch. Add to the bowl with the chicken.

  • Stir the pineapple, apple, celery, carrot, and raisins to the bowl; toss to combine. Add the mayonnaise, sugar, and seasoned salt; gently stir the mixture until evenly coated. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; 15 g total fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 196 mg sodium. 20.9 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2010
Delicious and easily prepared. My family loved it. Call me crazy but I used jerked chicken breast the 2nd time I made this dish- it went QUICK Definitely a keeper- thanks Lola! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/05/2011
It's not good it's not bad. But what makes this dish filipino? I've seen this dish prepared before a lot of other times by people who weren't filipino and there aren't any traditionally filipino methods or ingredients. Isn't this just a plain old macaroni salad? Read More
(13)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2010
Delicious and easily prepared. My family loved it. Call me crazy but I used jerked chicken breast the 2nd time I made this dish- it went QUICK Definitely a keeper- thanks Lola! Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2010
Delicious and easily prepared. My family loved it. Call me crazy but I used jerked chicken breast the 2nd time I made this dish- it went QUICK Definitely a keeper- thanks Lola! Read More
(16)
Rating: 2 stars
07/04/2011
It's not good it's not bad. But what makes this dish filipino? I've seen this dish prepared before a lot of other times by people who weren't filipino and there aren't any traditionally filipino methods or ingredients. Isn't this just a plain old macaroni salad? Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2010
I had quite a lot of rotisserie chicken leftover and decided to give this a try. My Filipino DH was delighted. We loved it. I added a few sliced white seedless grapes and a handful of chopped walnuts. Excellent cold dish on these hot summer days. Thank you! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2011
LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS!!! I didn't have any raisins but it still turned out amazing... I also used extra of everything... no measuring except for the seasonings... haha I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS DISH!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2012
This was pretty good. It definately brought me back to my childhood reminding me of all the BBQ's and Filipino parties that my mom used to take me to. The reason that I only gave this 4 stars is that my mom's was better. She used to use a lot more macaroni and she didn't use apples or raisins. I felt like 2 boxes of raisins was too much. Also my mom used to shred the carrots instead of dicing them and I think she added diced boiled egg. It tasted pretty sweet too with all the fruit so I wouldn't add the sugar next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2016
Not sure if this is the same chicken salad as was made for me by a co-worker (many years ago) She no longer works with me and I never got a chance to ask for the recipe but IF this is in fact the same salad then it's absolutely delicious and I happen to NOT be a fan of chicken salad for whatever reason. I will make a small amount of this to get my answer. Also there was no apple in the salad but I definitely remember the pineapple and the salad being on the sweet and savory side. She also had some really soft slider buns to go with it. Will definitely try this Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2012
I worked with a nurse from the Philippines. She used to make this for us quite often. We loved it! She cooked the carrots just a bit but they were still crisp. She also added a touch of ginger that added that tropical exotic flavor. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2019
Super yummy added sweetened milk instead of sugar Read More