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Delicious Crowd Pleasing Chicken Noodle Salad Recipe

Updated on April 13, 2015
Chicken Noodle Salad Postcard
Chicken Noodle Salad Postcard

Chicken Noodle salad is the ideal dish to pass around for a large crowd. This recipe is a nice way to compliment the main course. I recently made this to bring to a potluck memorial for a dear friend who passed away. This was a real crowd pleaser and nice comfort food.

I made the salad the same way that I make my popular tuna noodle salad but this time with the chicken. I figured that more people will go with the chicken in a salad. Though our family loves the tuna noodle salad. Another option, this recipe would work with substituting the chicken for turkey or ham.

Putting together recipes is taking a step backwards for me in the kitchen. The reason for that is because I am the type of cook that puts it all together without a recipe at all. This is another one of those recipes that I have never used in a written form before, but what I feel looks like the right amount of ingredients and what will taste good together.

Remember to have fun with a recipe. It you want to try something a little different or add to it, by all means to give it a try.

This recipe fits in a large bowl. If making it for your family only, try cutting it in half.

Photo credit: Chicken Noodle Salad Postcard by Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle.

Chicken Noodle Salad Recipe

Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Large Crowd


  • 6 cups Rotini, Shell or Elbow noodles
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup onion, finely minced
  • 1 - 12.5 oz. can of white premium chunk chicken breast (drained)
  • 15 oz. can of sweet peas (drained)
  • 1 - 30 oz jar of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika


  1. Cook the noodles in boiling water for approx. 10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Chop up the celery and onion as directed above.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the drained can chicken. Break it up.
  4. Add the sweet peas that have been drained to the bowl.
  5. Add the celery and onion in the bowl.
  6. Once the noodles have been cooked, drain it in a colander. Run cold water over the noodles to cool them off and to take away the excess starch. Make sure that all the water has been drained.
  7. Add the noodles to the bowl.
  8. Add the mayonnaise and yellow mustard.
  9. Mix with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are mixed well. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Or leave it out for the guess.
  10. Add the noodle mixture to a nice serving bowl and sprinkle with paprika to give it the final touch.

Chicken Noodle Salad Review

5 stars for Chicken Noodle Salad

Different type of chicken noodle salad

© 2013 Sandy Mertens

When making a noodle salad which meat ingrediant would you use?

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Wisconsin

      sheilamarie78 I agree.

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      sheilamarie78 2 years ago

      This would be a good recipe when friends are coming over during the summer.

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      DeborahDian It was delicious and so easy to make.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      Chicken noodle soup salad ... what a great idea!

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      Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Wisconsin

      It really is a delicious recipe, Ben.

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      Ben 3 years ago

      This is a delicious recipe that you have here.