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Sesame Asian Noodle Chicken Salad

Recipe for Sesame Asian Noodle Chicken Salad - A refreshing light pasta salad with a delicious Asian flair. Great for a summer cookout or picnic.

Recipe for Sesame Asian Noodle Chicken Salad – A refreshing light pasta salad with a delicious Asian flair. Great for a summer cookout or picnic.

Sesame Asian Noodle Chicken Salad
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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp Fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Vinegar
  • 1 cup Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3 cups oil (sesame and/or canola)
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 3 lbs Spaghetti noodles, whole-wheat, dry
  • 2 1/2 lbs Frozen edamame
  • 1 1/2 lb Fresh carrots, shredded
  • 1 lb Fresh red cabbage, shredded
  • 6 oz Fresh red onion, sliced, thin
  • 3 lbs Frozen, cooked diced chicken, thawed, 1/2" pieces
  • 1 cup Sesame Seeds
Instructions
  1. To make dressing, combine ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice, honey, oil, and garlic powder in a blender. Blend for 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour dressing into a container. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Heat water to a rolling boil.
  3. Slowly add pasta. Stir constantly until water boils again. Cook about 8 minutes or until al dente. Stir occasionally. DO NOT OVERCOOK. Rinse with cold water or ice water to rapidly cool. Drain well. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. Heat water to a rolling boil.
  5. Add edamame and boil for 3 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Drain well.
  6. Combine edamame, carrots, cabbage, onions, and chicken together in a large steam table pan (12" x 20" x 2 1/2"). Add pasta. Mix well. Pour dressing over mixture and toss well.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until time to serve.
Notes

This recipe will make A LOT of this salad (enough for almost any party). Feel free to reduce amounts of everything to make a much smaller dish.

Recipe and Photo: USDA

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Nutrition Information Compiled From VeryWell.com
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