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chicken pasta salad

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Bobbie Keefer
Byers, CO

I buy chicken from the grocery store deli and a large container of macaroni salad and always have some leftover. This recipe is what I do with it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a great recipe to make plain old deli macaroni salad fresh and delicious. Adding chicken turns it into a hearty salad. Tomatoes add a pop of freshness. We also loved the crunch from the celery. It's a light summertime meal or great for a picnic. Just make sure to use a deli macaroni salad you love since it's the base of the salad.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 4 or more servings
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chicken pasta salad

  • 1 qt
    macaroni salad from the deli
  • 8 oz
    cooked chicken, cut up
  • 2 stalk
    celery, diced
  • 1/2 c
    diced onion
  • 6 sm
    grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded

How To Make chicken pasta salad

  • Mixing chicken and macaroni salad.
    In a large bowl, gently mix the chicken with the macaroni salad.
  • Celery, onion, and tomato added to the bowl.
    Fold in the celery, onion, and tomato.
  • Shredded cheese added to the bowl.
    Stir in the cheese.