Easy Chicken/Pasta Salad

15 mins (prep 3, cooking 12)
9 ingredients
8-10 servings
This is an easy 4 ingredient dinner with plenty of leftovers (unless you have a huge family) Very frugal too- which is good in this economy! This makes a huge amount. We can feed a family of 5 plus have leftovers for lunch the next day! Great for a quick meal coming home from work.

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  • 10 -12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded (leftover chicken works, or shortcuts prebagged work as well....also leftover ham or turkey would be )
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni (or pasta of your choice)
  • 4 ounces frozen vegetables (we use half a bag of peas & carrots but whatever floats your boat will work ,o)
  • 3/4 cup bottled ranch dressing (measure is approximate, we eyeball it til its the right consistency. creamy italian would also be go)


Serving Size (38.7 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 36.6 Calories from Fat 4.5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.5g 6.15%
Saturated Fat 0.11g 4.52%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 1.55mg 4.14%
Sodium 205.63mg 68.54%
Total Carbohydrate 7.79g 20.77%
Dietary Fiber 0.59 g 18.85%
Sugars 1.19 g %
Protein 0.53g 8.44%
Vitamin A 720.47IU% Vitamin C 1.47mg%
Calcium 14.63mg% Iron 0.37mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cooked chicken, elbow macaroni, bottled