Chicken and Bacon Macaroni Salad

16
Sue Faccone

By
@cloudrider53

I like to add different colored peppers sliced thin and put on top of the salad for color.

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This hearty pasta salad can double as a side or main dish. The addition of bacon and chicken make the macaroni salad. It may have simple ingredients, but the combination of flavors is perfect. Definitely prepare this ahead of time so there is time to chill. Once the flavors mingle together for a bit, the salad is even better. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    bacon
  • 6
    hard boiled eggs
  • 1 lb
    elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 3 small
    tomatoes
  • 1 small
    onion
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned pepper
  • 1 can(s)
    chicken breast, 12.5 oz
  • 1 tsp
    paprika

How to Make Chicken and Bacon Macaroni Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Fry bacon until crispy and put on a plate with paper towels to drain off the grease. Put aside.
  2. Hard boil 6 eggs, about 7 minutes. Then peel under cold water and slice into pieces. Put aside.
  3. Boil macaroni until soft. Add some oil and salt to the water prior to boiling. Removed and put in a colander to drain. Rinse with cold water until cool. Drain again and put in a large bowl.
  4. Open can of chicken breast and flake (leftover chicken is also good for this recipe). Add the eggs and chicken to the macaroni mixture.
  5. Crumble the bacon and add to the mix.
  6. Cut the tomatoes into cubes and add to the macaroni.
  7. Cut the onion into tiny diced pieces and add to the mix.
  8. Season with garlic powder, parsley flakes, kosher salt and seasoned pepper (salt and pepper to taste).
  9. Mix well until everything is combined evenly. Fold in the chopped hard boiled eggs.
  10. Add mayonnaise. I start with a cup and mix to coat the entire mixture.
  11. Then add around a half a cup as needed from there on until it is the consistency I like.
  12. Once everything is mixed sprinkle paprika on top for color.
  13. Refrigerate. It is best when it is allowed to get really cold. Enjoy!

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About Chicken and Bacon Macaroni Salad

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: Fourth of July!




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