Chicken and Egg Macaroni Salad is a holiday favorite. This is something that my family serve during Christmas and special occasions. The good thing about this mac salad, aside from tasting great, is its ease in preparation. Everything can be completed within 30 minutes. If you want your salad cold, it can be chilled in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.
I enjoy having this version of macaroni salad as a side for fried chicken. It can also be enjoyed by itself for lunch or dinner. As a personal preference, I add more salad dressing to make it richer and creamier. I also add a few drops of hot sauce to make it a bit spicy.
How to Make Chicken and Egg Macaroni Salad
Making your own Chicken and Egg Macaroni Salad can be easier than you think. The steps are simple. The entire salad should be done in less than half an hour.
The first thing to do is cook the chicken. I am using boneless chicken breast for this recipe. Do this by combining chicken breast and water in a cooking pot. Boil chicken for at least 15 minutes. You can speed-up the process by slicing the chicken into smaller pieces before boiling so that it cooks quicker.
Remove the chicken from the pot once it is cooks completely and let it cool down for a while. Slice into cubes afterwards and then set aside. Do not discard the water yet (this can also be referred to as chicken stock by then since it was used to boil the chicken).
Using the remaining water, cook the macaroni based on package instructions. You can add more water if needed. Discard the water afterwards and then arrange the macaroni on a clean bowl.
Prepare the salad dressing next. Combine Lady’s Choice Mayonnaise with onion, sugar, salt, and ground black pepper. If you decide to use pineapple chunks, you can add a tablespoon or two of pineapple juice from the can into the dressing. Mix until all ingredients are well blended.
Start to assemble the salad by combining macaroni, pineapple (if any), raisins, chicken, and cheese. Toss and then add egg and salad dressing. Gently toss until all ingredients are well distributed. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving
Try this quick and easy chicken and egg macaroni salad recipe. Enjoy!