Over the holidays (usually Thanksgiving and Christmas), one famous dish that my family usually serves is chicken macaroni salad. Not sure why it’s always incorporated into the menu, but it just stuck. We always have it. And I’m not complaining because not only is it really filling and delicious, it’s super easy to make!

I’ve been asked by plenty of friends what the recipe for this dish is so here we go.
I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does.
Carol’s Chicken Macaroni Salad


  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast, boiled, cooked through and shredded (or if you have leftover chicken breast lying around, shred them to pcs and use ’em!)
  • 1 can of pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup (med sized) Spanish onions
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups mayonnaise (make sure it’s the real mayo like Hellman’s)
  • 1 ½ cup Cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup of sweet relish
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 hardboiled eggs chopped (I don’t add it in all the time & it doesn’t really change the taste at all)

1. Cook the macaroni as directed in the package
2. Place the macaroni in a large container
3. Add the mayonnaise and sweet relish mix well
4. Put-in the minced onions and mix well
5. Place the cheddar cheese in and mix again
6. Now, add the chicken and distribute evenly
7. Put-in the pineapple chunks, boiled eggs (if you want), and raisins and mix well
8. Add salt and pepper to taste
9. Chill inside the refrigerator for about an hour
Serve chilled and enjoy!

3 Comments on Chicken Macaroni Salad

  1. wow,your MACARONI SALAD sounds amazing,I love all the ingredients and never thought of adding all those together……bet its so tasty

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