Filipino Style Macaroni Salad is typically served during special occasions like birthday parties, weddings, Fiestas and specially Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Macaroni Salad is very easy to prepare and to cook. It doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare this mouth-watering dessert, snack or appetizer.
Macaroni salad in the Philippines is usually made with macaroni noodles; mayonnaise, condensed milk and all-purpose cream, fruit cocktail, kaong, raisins, nata de coco and cheese make the recipe more delicious. My grandmother is a big fan of Macaroni salad she makes it even if there’s nothing to celebrate. I’ve watched her cook and I make it even better!
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This is my version of Filipino Style Macaroni Salad. Enjoy!!!
1 pound chicken breast or thigh meat, skinless and boneless
16 ounces (1 pack) elbow macaroni, uncooked
5-7 pcs. hard boiled eggs, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 cup ham, cubed
1 pc. large carrot, peeled and diced
1 cup quick-melt cheese “eden or velveeta chesse”, cubed
½ cup sweet pickle relish
1 can (14 ounces) crushed pineapple
1 cup raisins
1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
½ cup sweet condensed milk
1 pc. medium onion, peeled and diced
½ tsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Add macaroni in a pot of salted boiling water and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until firm to bite.
Drain, rinse under cold running water until completely cool then set aside.
Add chicken meat in a pot and enough water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and then lower to a simmer.
Simmer chicken for about 15 to 25 minutes or until cooked.
Drain from liquid, allow to completely cool and shred then set aside.
Bring water to a boil in a pot then add the diced carrots and cook for about 30 seconds.
Remove from water and plunge into an ice bath until completely cool. Drain, then set aside.
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and gently stir together until evenly distributed.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate for about 30 to 60 minutes to allow flavor’s to meld.
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