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Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad

 Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad
"This tasty chicken salad tops my list of most-requested recipes," informs Fran Thompson of Tarboro, North Carolina. "I've made it for countless occasions—from church potlucks and family functions to bridal luncheons.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a jar with a
  • tight-fitting lid, combine the soy sauce, vinegar, oil, sugar,
  • sesame seeds, salt and pepper; shake well. Drain pasta and rinse in
  • cold water; place in a bowl. Add chicken and half of the dressing;
  • toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Set
  • remaining dressing aside.
  • Just before serving, add the spinach, onions, parsley and remaining
  • dressing; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 cup) equals 181 calories,

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Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 496 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.