Chicken Macaroni Salad

Made with delicious and fresh ingredients, this Chicken Macaroni Salad is perfect for a picnic or an easy lunch where everyone will want seconds!

A TASTY POTLUCK SALAD

Spring is here and that means the beginning of all the cookouts and picnics and I’m absolutely here for it. This Chicken Macaroni Salad will become one of your new favorites! Sometimes you get bored with the same ole regular macaroni salad and want to amp it up a bit and that is exactly what we did with this recipe. This salad is super tasty, easy to make and the perfect dish to bring to any of your spring and summer gatherings. If you want to switch up your usual macaroni salad, you need to make this Chicken Macaroni Salad recipe!

Bowl of Chicken Macaroni Salad with saltine crackers sticking out.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do I have to use macaroni noodles?

While Macaroni Salad is the normal for this recipe you can use any small pasta such as rotini, penne and farfalle. Just as long as you use the same amount called for in the recipe itself.

What kind of chicken should I use?

We usually boil up some chicken breasts and then shred them, but you can bake or grill them as well. Or you can cut some time and use rotisserie chicken.

Do I have to use dill relish?

If you want this to be a little sweeter you can use sweet relish instead. I believe it is about personal preference. Or if you do not like relish at all you can omit it.

Can I add other ingredients?

Yes, if there are other vegetables that you’d rather use than the ones that we have in this recipe, feel free to use your favorite or what you have on hand.

How do I store leftovers?

This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to 3 days.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • mayonnaise
  • yellow mustard
  • dill pickle relish
  • dried dill
  • salt and pepper
  • celery
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • carrots
  • shredded chicken
  • macaroni
Ingredients needed: mayonnaise, yellow mustard, dill pickle relish, dried dill, salt, pepper, celery, hard-boiled eggs, carrots, shredded chicken and macaroni pasta.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN MACARONI SALAD:

Stir the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, dill, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.

Mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, dill, salt and pepper stirred together in large bowl.

Stir in the celery, eggs and carrots then stir in the chicken.

Celery, eggs, carrot and chicken stirred into the wet mixture.

Finally, toss in the pasta to combine then chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving with freshly chopped parsley for garnish and crackers if desired.

Pasta tossed together with the other ingredients in large white bowl.

Enjoy!

Overhead large bowl of finished Chicken Macaroni Salad.

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Chicken Macaroni Salad

Made with delicious and fresh ingredients, this Chicken Macaroni Salad is perfect for a picnic or an easy lunch. Everyone will want seconds!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Macaroni Salad, Chicken Macaroni Salad Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 521kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 12 ounces macaroni, boiled and drained

Instructions

  • Stir the mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, dill, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.
  • Stir in the celery, eggs and carrots then stir in the chicken.
  • Finally, toss in the pasta to combine then chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving with freshly chopped parsley for garnish and crackers if desired.

Notes

  • You can use rotisserie chicken to speed up the time.
  • Use any smaller pasta that you’d like, see tips above.
  • You can use sweet relish if you’d like or leave it out all together.
  • Add any of your favorite vegetables in place of the ones we have in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 520mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2779IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

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