Sesame Pasta Chicken Salad

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A refreshing light pasta salad with a delicious Asian flair. Great for a summer cookout or picnic. Tastes great right away, and even better if you can allow it to marinate for a while.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds

  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • cup light soy sauce

  • cup rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast meat

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • cup chopped green onion

Directions

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, and cook stirring frequently until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain pasta, and rinse under cold water until cool. Transfer to a large bowl.

  3. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger, and pepper. Shake well.

  4. Pour sesame dressing over pasta, and toss to coat evenly. Gently mix in chicken, cilantro, and green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
15g Fat
38g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 207mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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