Oriental Chicken Pasta Salad
Servings Prep Time
6servings 35minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 35minutes
Cook Time
30minutes
Ingredients
For Pasta
  • 6oz thin spaghetti or fettuccine pasta(broke into thirds)
  • 2lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2cups chicken broth
  • 4 1/2tbs lightly toasted sesame seeds
  • 18oz can of water chestnuts(optional, we didn’t add them this time)
  • 1lb snow peas(with ends cut off, strings removed, and cut in half)
  • 4 stalks of celery, diced
  • 4 whole green onions, diced
For Dressing
  • 5tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2cup olive oil
  • 3tsp salt
  • 6tbs sugar
  • 1 1/2tsp dry hot mustard
  • 6tbs red wine vinegar
  • 6tsp Sesame Oil
Instructions
  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a deep skillet. Add chicken breast and cook 4-6 minutes per side or until done. Shred the chicken, set aside, and let cool completely.
  2. Cook pasta according to directions on package (break pasta into thirds before cooking), set aside and let cool completely.
  3. Cut and remove strings on snow peas. Blanch snow peas for 30 – 45 seconds in boiling water. Immediately transfer them to a bowl of cold ice water, and set aside.
  4. Once everything has cooled, combine all ingredients for the pasta in a large mixing bowl and set in the refrigerator to chill.
  5. While it chills, continue on to make the dressing by adding all the dressing ingredients and whisking together until fully combined, Shake well before adding to pasta.
  6. Allow pasta and dressing to chill for at least 30 minutes or more and top with toasted sesame seeds right before serving.