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Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad Recipe

Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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