Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Macaroni Chicken Salad (With A Kick)

One of my co-workers often brings in a yummy dish when we have potlucks.  I seriously cannot get enough of it when she does bring it in.  It's a chicken & jalapeño macaroni salad.  And there's not much to it - doesn't get much easier than this.

*  Macaroni pasta
*  Mayonnaise
*  Canned chicken (it's by the canned tuna in the store)
*  Jalapeños (you can buy the actual peppers or just buy them in the can like I did.  This is in the international foods aisle)
*  Salt & pepper to taste

Here's the quick & dirty version of how to make this (because I didn't really use measurements).
1)  You just boil the pasta per the directions on the packaging.
2)  Add as much mayo as you would like (I'm sure everyone has their own preference - just go with what you like) and stir well.
3)  Drain the water from the canned chicken and after you've done that, just dump all of it in and stir well.
4)  Chop up some jalapeños (however many you'd like) and add some of the jalapeño juice (as much as you'd like) and stir well.  At this point, I kept tasting to see how much more jalapeño juice I wanted.  I like it with a little kick, so I kept adding.
5)  Add some salt & pepper to taste, if you'd like to.

And that's it!  You're done!  Now, go enjoy it!

Originally posted by Adventures in DIY

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  1. I did not have much luck in the canned chicken department, but i'd be willing to give it another go with this recipe! looks yummy!

  2. This looks so easy, and I love the jalapeno addition! Pinning to make this one for sure. I'm stopping by from Marvelous Mondays and am glad I found your blog!

    1. Thanks, Andi! And what's great about it is that you can add as much "kick" as you want. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Looks delish! Love that it has a kick ;) I'm having a little pinning party on your blog today! :*)

  4. Looks good and easy!! My kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing at my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party!

  5. Sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


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  7. Sounds and looks delicious! Thank you so much for linking up to Suburbsmama. Hope to see more from you soon.

  8. So yummy.. love it when she brings it to work..

  9. Lovely combination of flavors here.Thank you, this is so detailed!! It sounds amazing and I will be making it.


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