Thursday, June 14, 2012

Oriental Pasta Chicken Salad

Oriental Chicken Pasta Salad
Who is looking for a new salad to bring to that potluck or picnic OR just wants something new in their rotation??  Well, I have the recipe for you!  I knew it was a keeper when The Fisherman took one bite and said "wow!"  It is a wonderful combination of Asian flavors, chicken, veggies and pasta.  Almost all our favorites in one dish.  It came together quickly (~ 15 minutes) but needs at least 90 minutes to "chill out".  I had not realized that when I got home from the club and didn't start it until 6.  So dinner was a little late but worth the wait (and I got a cat-nap in).

Recipe Source:  Better Homes and Gardens Chicken Dinners



One ingredient that I could not find at Target (hmmm...not surprising) was baby corn... you know the little cute ears that are in other Chinese meals.  So I substituted regular corn - not bad but next time I will go to a real grocery store to find a can.

Also, I could picture this meal in a Chinese container and eating it right out of the carton... how ever you decide to partake - you will love it!


Oriental Chicken Pasta Salad Serves: 4 Calories: 501 Prep Time to Table: 15 minutes plus chilling time
Recipe : BH&G Chicken Dinners

Ingredients:
 -8 ozs cooked spaghetti or linguine, rinsed well in cold water
-4 oz. corn, drained or thawed
-1 ½ cups cooked chicken chopped
-1 small cucumber thinly sliced -1 small red pepper cut into thin strips
-1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
-1/2 cup chopped green onions or chives
-1/3 cup rice vinegar
-1/4 cup olive oil
-3 T soy sauce
-1 tsp sesame oil
 -1/2 tsp sugar
 -1/2 tsp dry mustard
-dash hot pepper sauce

Preparation:
1. In large bowl combine first 7 ingredients
2. Combine last 7 ingredients in a screw top jar and shake well
3. Pour over salad, toss gently and chill 2-24 hours
4. Gently re-toss and serve

Notes:

10 comments:

  1. Hi Deb,
    Your photo is just beautiful and we would just love this recipe it looks delicious! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  2. This looks sooo good! My kind of dish! Saw you over at The Six Sister's. I am your newest follower and would love it if you'd follow me back!

    Leslie ~

    www.dishingwithleslie.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks so healthy and delicious... thank you so much for sharing it on foodie friday. Perfect for a summer meal.

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  4. We love pasta salads! Thanks for sharing on our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

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  5. This looks so good - a great summer supper! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy. Hope to see you again soon!

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  6. I've featured this post at a summer salad roundup on my blog. You can stop by and grab featured button if you would like. this has been featured at this weeks tasty tuesday party. Check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

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  7. Deb, thanks for linking this in. I have put the recipe title in for you. Thank you, too, for following Carole's Chatter. I am adding you to my blog list as well.

    Have a super week.

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