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Pea Pod and Chicken Salad Oriental

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  1 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 3 hr 30 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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A little bit Asian, a little bit Italian, this pasta salad blends chicken and vegetables with a quick ginger-soy dressing.

Ingredients

Salad

1 1/2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (3 1/2 oz)
3/4
lb fresh snow pea pods (3 cups), trimmed, cut in half crosswise
3
cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
3/4
cup sliced green onions (12 medium)
1
can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
Lettuce leaves, if desired
1/3
cup slivered almonds, toasted*

Dressing

3/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
teaspoons soy sauce
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground ginger

Steps

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding pea pods during last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix chicken, onions and water chestnuts. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  • 3 Gently stir cooled cooked pasta and pea pods into chicken mixture. Pour dressing over salad; stir gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours or until serving time.
  • 4 To serve, line serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on package, adding pea pods during last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix chicken, onions and water chestnuts. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  • 3 Gently stir cooled cooked pasta and pea pods into chicken mixture. Pour dressing over salad; stir gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours or until serving time.
  • 4 To serve, line serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with almonds.

Expert Tips

*To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or spread almonds in thin layer in microwavable pie pan; microwave on High 4 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
270
% Daily Value
Total Fat
30g
46%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
27g
27%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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