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Chicken Macaroni Salad

Chicken Macaroni Salad is the perfect all-around pasta salad for parties or summer lunches. Light, creamy, crunchy, filling -- it has it all!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Macaroni Salad, Chicken Macaroni Salad Recipe, How Do I Make Chicken Macaroni Salad, How To Make Chicken Macaroni Salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 994kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 zest of medium oranges
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon french mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon finely chopped

Salad

  • 1 pound elbow pasta
  • 1/3 cup red onion
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 rotisserie chicken cut in cubes
  • 1/2 cup golden raisin
  • 4-6 hard-boiled eggs

Instructions

  • In a small mixing bowl whisk together dressing ingredients until smoothly combined; set aside.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package instructions just to al dente. Drain and rinse immediately with cold water.¬†
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all salad ingredients and dressing and fold until evenly combined and coated.

Notes

Dressing will be salty but pasta will need it
Soak cranberries if necessary 

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 994kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 1088mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2.8mg