Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dianes Bowtie Chicken Salad

This is from my awesome sister Diane. Everything she does is super fabulous and this recipe is no exception!

3/4 box bowtie pasta
1 bag of baby spinach - ends removed
2 C shredded romaine lettuce
5-6 green onion - finely chopped
1/2 C fresh parsley - finely chopped
½ C honey roasted peanuts
2-3 can mandarin oranges
½ C crasins
2oz water chestnuts – thinly sliced and chopped
½ C toasted sesame seeds
2-3 chicken breasts

Dressing
2/3 C Teriyaki sauce
3/4 C vegetable oil
2/3 C white vinegar
6 Tbl sugar
½ tea salt
½ tea pepper

Boil pasta until barely tender then drain well and rinsed well. Once cool place pasta in a Ziploc bag and pour ½ of salad dressing into bag and let refrigerate for 3 hours, reserve remaining dressing to top salad. Cook chicken, best is seasoned and broiled or grilled. Prepare remaining salad ingredients and set aside in refrigerator until ready to serve, then combine chicken, pasta and salad together and dressing, toss well. This makes a HUGE salad so cut in half if serving a smaller crowd.

1 comment:

Jerri said...

Loved this one - thanks