Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine lemon zest, Parmesan, and chives. Set aside.
In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, heat oil. Carefully transfer pasta to oil, and fry until light brown. Using a wire skimmer or slotted spoon, remove from oil; drain on a paper-towel-lined rimmed baking sheet.
While Macaroni are still warm, sprinkle the cheese mixture; season with salt and pepper.