Recipe for Chicken Macaroni Salad

Chicken Macaroni Salad is a simple salad made from macaroni (usually elbow macaroni) and boiled chicken.  This Recipe for Chicken Macaroni Salad is prepared with a generous amount of mayonnaise.

Recipe for Chicken Macaroni Salad

Preparing Chicken Macaroni Salad is very easy. There is no major cooking involved: just boiling chicken and pasta.  Once the chicken has been shredded and elbow macaroni is ready, all you will need to do is combine all the ingredients and toss. Easy isn’t it?

Chicken Macaroni Salad is a regular side dish during picnics and family outings, macaroni salad is best if combined with grilled foods and barbeque. I find it best eaten with BBQ Baby back ribs.

Try this Recipe for Chicken Macaroni Salad. Let me know what you think. Happy cooking!

Recipe for Chicken Macaroni Salad
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
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  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast, boiled and cubed
  • 1 ½ cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup Spanish onion
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 2 cups mayonnaise (can be 1 cup mayo and 1 cup miracle whip)
  • 1 ½ cup Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  1. Cook the macaroni as directed in the package
  2. Place the macaroni in a large container
  3. Add the mayonnaise (and /or miracle whip) and mix well
  4. Put-in the minced onions and mix well
  5. Place the cheddar cheese in and mix again
  6. Now, add the chicken and distribute evenly
  7. Put-in the pineapple chunks, boiled eggs, and raisins and mix well
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste
  9. Chill inside the refrigerator for about an hour
  10. Serve chilled. Share and enjoy!


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  2. salvy avellanosa sant-rosa says:

    tnx for the recipe…love it..instead of raisin..u can mix with pineapple chunks and pineapple crushed,mayo and condensed milk n cheese,salt,pepper,green bell pepper…tnx again,,have a joyous December…am based at Los
    Angeles,California 12/09/2013 – 8:34AM

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  4. Panlasang Pinoy you’re the greatest! Your choice of recipes are very practical. Food that are popular to us pinoys. Thank you Mr. Vanjo.

  5. Ferma Lee says:

    thanks a lot po…I really enjoyed so much watching dis video on how to make macaroni salad it helps me a lot po.,ty..

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  7. rowena says:

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  10. all ur recipes are fabulous, simple and practical that enhanced me more to learn popular filipino dishes. More Power to you and God Bless

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  13. Great I will try to make this weekend your macaroni Filipino style.
    Manny thanks!
    Have a blessed day to you.

  14. Jenny says:

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  16. another variation we can do is to add fruit cocktail and condensed milk- to taste lang pra di masyadong matamis ang lasa…try nyo!

  17. Thank you for sharing your recipes…i learn how to cook now, watching the video learn me a lot…my husband like the taste in every recipes i try…keep up the good job!..more power and god bless u. Hope you will not get tired doing it because we need you….

  18. Whengskye says:

    Hi there! Kuya thanks for this cool recipe i will make it soon. Is there any more idea you can share to me? I live here in Chitown IL. my bday is coming up next month and i am planning to have a small gathering,something new recipe if you have any lang naman po. Good Luck and God Bless

  19. kuya tnx haha ásawa ko d mahilig sa pasta pero d2 grv kain nya tnx

  20. pinaytunay says:

    i always prefer my macaroni salad with condensed milk, for the sweet tooth that i am….try nyo!

  21. Maria or Bing says:

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  24. this is really big help for me coz sometimes i do “Pacham”Cooking :D,Now that i searched this site i’ll be fun of this…Thanks a lot

  25. thank you sa bagong kaalaman,more power to you!I’ve learned a lot frm ur site,tnx again

  26. Venny says:

    Hello, you know that Macaroni salad can add some pineapple chunks ,condensed milk and sweet pickles. Taste yummy too. But for my husband is different. He is vegetarian. His macaroni salad has no chicken, no condensed milk, no pineapple chunck but has black olive on it. He loves it.
    Saludo ako sa galing mo. More power to you. From Michigan, USA

  27. and also one thing more…ung boses mo pa lang ulam na po…hope to see ur face para makita naman namin ung genius behind those demonstrations

  28. You’re welcome mel. Thanks for commenting.

  29. mackoy says:

    wow, i’ve really love macaroni salad..

    more power…

    God Bless

  30. You’re welcome Stella. Thanks for commenting.

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    • Jennifer Alcoriza says:

      You can also add carrots, red apples & celery (all cut in thin cubes) Can blend mayonnaise & sour cream. I use red onion. Sometimes I add cooked ham/spam cut in cubes or small slices.

  32. Hi Jean, it’s nice to hear from you. Subukan natin gumawa nyan soon. Have a great day!

  33. thanks po sa pagshare!
    (raymart from canada)

  34. norway says:

    Hello…tnx a lot greetings from norway

  35. thanks and more power to u! fr. rj n HK

  36. u8mypinkcookies says:

    dad makes a really good chicken macaroni salad :) its a staple for us esp. during Xmas!

  37. magandang araw po sa inyo jan sa pinas,ako p ay nagtatrabaho po d2 sa bansang israel isa po ako sa maraming kababayan ntn d2 na nanood ng programa ninyo kht medyo huli po at list enjoy po kasi na ms ko yon sariling pansalang ntin pinoy,slamat po lahat mabuhay po!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. you can also add cubed carrots and a little of green peas just to add colors…for sure the kids will be attracted. Healthy food for the children.

  39. Bermy says:

    Hi. This is very helpful. I love macaroni salad (Pinoy Style) but I dont know how to make it. So this one is really of great help. Thank you from Bermuda.