Chicken Macaroni Salad Recipe

Bits of pineapple add a refreshing twist to this classic chicken macaroni salad. It's a must-have at celebrations and great for merienda, too!

Preparation Time

15 min.

Cooking Time

1 hr. and 5 mins.

Serving Size



Christmas is not complete without the Chicken Macaroni Salad. Just like spaghetti, Filipinos got the Chicken Macaroni Salad recipe from the Americans and have adapted it to our Filipino tastes. Once you learn how to make Chicken Macaroni salad, you can easily double or triple this recipe for any gathering or occasion!




  • Pasta/Noodles
  • Pasta
  • Del Monte Pasta


  • 3 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 kg DEL MONTE Salad Macaroni
  • 600 g chicken, breast fillet
  • 1 can DEL MONTE Pineapple Tidbits (822g)
  • 2 cup bell pepper, red
  • 2 cup carrot
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup pickle relish
  • 2 cup raisins
  • 2 cup celery
  • 1 tsp salt
  • - white pepper
  • 2 cup cheese, processed


  1. Combine mayonnaise and reserved pineapple syrup.
  2. Combine all ingredients and 3/4 of the cheese.
  3. Chill then top with the remaining cheese.

Lusog Notes

This salad is a source of vitamin A which helps maintain normal vision and healthy skin. It also has iron needed in the formation of red blood cells that distribute oxygen to the rest of the body.

Chef`s Tip

The reserved syrup makes the consistency of the mayonnaise thinner and easier to mix with the other ingredients. It also adds additional moisture to the salad.

Cooking Skills Needed

  • Mixing
  • Boiling
  • Slicing

Cooking Tools Needed

  • Chopping Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Pot
  • Spatula
  • Casserole