Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad Recipe
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Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad Recipe

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This is my "go-to" recipe when I have no time. It’s quick, easy and you can use almost anything from the fridge. — Jess Apfe, Berkeley, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat angel hair pasta
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1-1/2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat Asian toasted sesame salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

2 cups: 519 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 631mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 10g fiber), 35g protein


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, coleslaw mix, oranges, red pepper, snap peas and green onions; sprinkle with salt and toss to combine.
  3. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Add pasta and dressing to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2013

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

"U vie used shrimp instead of chicken . Great dish, we have it three or four times a month."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"Loved it. Served it with a side of steam buns."

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"The first time I made this recipe I made it exactly as instructed. It was good, but not excellent. It is a lower calorie and healthier than most noodle salad recipe. I made it a second time and used regular angel hair pasta and I coated my chicken with corn starch and then cooked it and tossed in some sesame cooking oil and honey to coat. I replaced the red peppers with green peppers and used regular sesame salad dressing and left off the peanuts. I added toasted sesame seeds. To me, this made the dish excellent."

Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"Excellent salad! I've made several times, both with the chicken and without to serve as a side salad with grilled chicken. I use regular thin spaghetti and add extra shredded carrots for more color and extra crunch and I prefer to Blanche the snap peas. This is a new summer staple in my house."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2013

"This was just delicious. I am not a fan of whole wheat pasta so I used the regular kind and a bottled dressing. It made what I consider a huge amount and I think it would feed six. I will make this again for family or to take to a picnic."

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