Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
Delicious! Like other reviewers, I used sesame oil, and I subbed cooked roast beef for the chicken. Toasted sunflower seeds or sliced almonds might work in place of the sesame seeds.
This recipe is a WOW! I have added beets, broccoli, carrots and tomatoes. Whatever is fresh from the garden.
I deviated a little from the recipe. I combined the chicken, pasta, spinach, green onions and parsley all at the same time and tossed with about 1/3 cup of the dressing, and then refrigerated until ready to serve. I used Mary's suggestion and subbed 1 Tbsp. sesame oil for the canola oil. Sesame seeds are pricey, so I omitted them. The recipe made far more dressing than I needed, so I didn't even need to add more before serving. It was tasty and I would make it again.
I've been making this since the recipe appeared in the magazine years ago. It's always a hit. I've served it at baby and bridal showers. It's great when made with grilled chicken breast. For a festive look, use tri-colored pasta.
This is a delicious recipe. I altered it slightly, instead of 2 tablespoons of canola oil, I used 1 tablespoon of canola oil and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Sesame oil gives it a nutty/sesame flavor and can be found in the oriental section of most supermarkets.