Oriental Chicken-Paasta Salad

Relish this hearty Asian salad featuring chicken, pasta and veggies with yogurt-mayonnaise dressing - dinner ready in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 10

Ingredients

Salad

8
boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/2 lb.)
9
oz. (3 1/3 cups) uncooked rotini (spiral pasta)
16
oz. (4 cups) fresh pea pods, trimmed, blanched*
1
cup diagonally sliced green onions
1
(8-oz.) can sliced water chestnuts, drained, chilled
2
(11-oz.) cans mandarin orange segments, drained, chilled

Dressing

1 1/3
cups low-fat plain yogurt
3/4
cup light mayonnaise
2
tablespoons lite soy sauce
2
teaspoons sherry or fruit juice
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Place chicken breast halves in large skillet. Add cold water just to cover chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 14 to 20 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. Cool. Cut chicken into cubes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. In large bowl, combine rotini, pea pods, onions, water chestnuts and cooked chicken.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend well. Pour dressing over salad mixture; toss lightly to coat. Fold in mandarin orange segments.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    350
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    350mg
    350%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    37g
    37%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    9g
    9%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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