Basic Chicken Pasta Salad

Basic Chicken Pasta Salad


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About this recipe: This is a super basic pasta salad - pasta, chicken, celery, onion and mayonnaise. That's it! A great way to use chicken leftovers. It's delicious as is, or you can use it as a base to add your other favourite ingredients, such as peas or broad beans. Great for summer picnics!


Serves: 12 

  • 500g fusilli pasta
  • 300g shredded cooked chicken meat
  • 2 sticks celery, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 450g mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, and rinse with cold water to cool.
  2. Stir together chicken, celery, onion and mayonnaise; fold in cold pasta, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place in fridge, and let chill for at least an hour before serving.

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So simple yet so delicious! I used leftover roasted chicken strips which gave the pasta salad a smoky flavor. - 21 Oct 2014

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