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Oriental Chicken-Paasta Salad

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 10

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Chicken can be poached quickly in the microwave for use in salads. Or prepare chicken ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  • * To blanch trimmed pea pods, place in boiling water; cover and cook 1 minute. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
570mg
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
9g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
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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