FRESH CHICKEN MACARONI SALAD

FRESH CHICKEN MACARONI SALAD

Super simple and easy to make, this Chicken Macaroni Salad makes a perfect lunch or a light dinner. Packed with tons of veggies and tossed in a mayo based dressing, it’s comforting, filling, and crazy delicious!

Pasta salads are something I can’t live without. I mean, a simple veggie salad is great but throw some pasta inside and it becomes more comforting and filling, right?

Me and my hubby, we often make some type of a pasta salad for dinner when we are too lazy to cook something more complex. It’s such an easy and delicious meal! Like this Chicken Pasta Salad I want to show you today, guys.

This salad has something for all your taste buds! It’s slightly tangy with a bit of sweetness, creamy, crunchy, and full of flavor. This is one of those comfort foods that’s impossible not to love.

Pasta + Chicken + a bunch of veggies and you get this delicious, comforting, and filling salad! A perfect lunch or a light weeknight dinner!

INGREDIENTS:

For the salad:

  • 2 cups (8 oz. or 225g) dry elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
  • 1/3 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped black olives

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large pot of boiling lightly salted water, cook macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper, and whisk until smooth …