Cold Chicken Macaroni Salad


Cold macaroni salad meets chicken salad... good recipe for leftovers. If you want more flavor, add in your favorite fruit, veggie, or whatnot—such as celery, grapes, or frozen green peas. Happy eating.

Cold Chicken Macaroni Salad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, diced

  • 4 cups elbow macaroni

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup mayonnaise, or more to taste

  • 4 teaspoons white sugar

  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon onion salt

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add chicken; continue to boil until no longer pink in the middle, 15 to 20 minutes. Let sit until cool enough to handle, then dice into small bite-sized pieces.

  2. While chicken cooks, bring a second large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse under cool water.

  3. At the same time, place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes.

  4. Remove eggs from hot water and hold under cold running water to cool. Peel and dice eggs.

  5. Mix mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, onion salt, salt, mustard, and pepper together in a large bowl. Mix in diced eggs, pasta, and chicken, adding a little more mayonnaise if too dry. Chill for at lest 1 hour, or up to 8 hours or overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

469 Calories
26g Fat
43g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 469
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 733mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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