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Old-Fashioned Chicken Macaroni Salad Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Chicken Macaroni Salad Recipe

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"My sister gave me the recipe for this creamy pasta salad about 25 years ago," Nola Erbe jots from Lodi, Wisconsin. "It's great to make for watching football games on TV. I serve it with potato chips, celery and pickles.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (prepared with fat-free mayonnaise) equals 337 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 175 mg cholesterol, 882 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Cook corn according to package directions; drain and cool.
  2. In a serving bowl, combine the macaroni, corn, chicken, celery, egg, green pepper and onion. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Chicken Macaroni Salad in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p39

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2010

"I liked this recipe very much. It was easy to make and was delicious. I left out the eggs however. And I used canned corn, actually Mexicorn with the peppers already in it. I will definately make this salad again!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"I made this with and without green pepper on seperate occasions. It's delicious either way."

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