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Chicken Pasta Salad

Chicken Pasta Salad

  • Author: Kim Seghers
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


This simple and delicious Chicken Pasta Salad makes a quick and easy meal or side dish using leftover chicken or canned chicken.



  • 2 Cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded (canned chicken can be used instead)
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni, cooked according to package
  • 11 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 3 celery stalks, thinly sliced 
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Shred or dice cooked chicken. Set aside.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan and cook the elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse the pasta under cool water.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the pasta, chicken, mayo, veggies, salt & pepper, and stir well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
  5. Serve cold and enjoy! 



You could add grapes or peas to the pasta salad if you want.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chicken, pasta, salad, chicken salad, pasta salad, macaroni, side dish, dinner, leftovers