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.
Health Tip: Whole grain brown rice noodles are available, but they can be hard to find. Whole wheat angel hair pasta is a healthy stand-in, and it adds 6g fiber per serving.
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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etretired User ID: 8484659 231861
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2015

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 152173
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

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

ChrisBenge User ID: 7201601 197424
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."

nancyphudson User ID: 279258 194710
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."

jchrist67 User ID: 1462450 213221
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."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 123497
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"I love this. I made my own spicy dressing. Next time I will put only 1/2 the amount of red pepper flakes in. I cut the recipe in half, this made 4 servings for our family. I didn't have peanuts, used cashews instead."

patty2222 User ID: 3169897 152172
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"Outstanding!! Followed it exactly, put the rest of the bottle of dressing(I used toasted sesame, soy and ginger) on the table and drizzled over the top. Can't wait to make it again!! This will be going to a lot of picnics this summer. Thanks for sharing!"

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