Boil macaroni in water according to the package instructions. This typically takes around 5-10 minutes depending on which type of pasta you use. Drain off any excess water, and leave the macaroni to cool down completely.
1 pound macaroni
Meanwhile, boil your chicken in water on the stove for around 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken has cooked through. Use two forks to shred the meat. Leave the chicken to cool down.
1 pound chicken breast
Combine diced onion, celery, carrots, and peppers in a bowl. Add mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, chilled cooked macaroni and shredded chicken. Stir to combine the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
1 cup shredded carrots, 2 bell peppers, 1 ½ cup mayonnaise, 1 cup diced celery, ½ cup red onion, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon black pepper, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Garnish with fresh parsley.
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Leave the salad to rest in a sealed container in a refrigerator, or serve immediately.
One batch serves 3-4 as an entree, or 8-10 as a side dish.
You can also buy shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken, or make shredded chicken using your preferred method.