Pea Pod and Chicken Salad Oriental

A little bit Asian, a little bit Italian, this pasta salad blends chicken and vegetables with a quick ginger-soy dressing.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    500
    (
    Calories from Fat
    270),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    30g
    30%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    440mg
    440%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    34g
    34%
    (Dietary Fiber
    5g
    5%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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