Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Oriental Chicken Bow Tie Pasta

Last night I had a Relief Society activity for my church.  It was a fun gathering and always good to visit with friends. We all brought a fun summer salad to share.  All the salads were really good.  Such a variety of them.  It was great.  I took this salad to share and a few of the sisters kept saying how great it was.  I am glad it was enjoyed by everyone. I love the flavors that there are, but also the variety of colors that just pop in it. This makes a ton, so be sure to have friends, family or neighbors around to share it with!

Oriental Chicken Bow Tie Pasta
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 bottle teriyaki sauce {approx. 6 - 7oz.}
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
6 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

16 oz. bow tie pasta ~ cooked
1 {10 oz.} bag spinach
16 oz. Craisins
3 {11 oz.} cans of Mandarin oranges ~ drained
2 {8 oz.} cans of water chestnuts ~ drained
½ c. cilantro {optional}
1 bunch green onions
¼ cup sesame seeds ~ toasted
6 oz. honey roasted peanuts or almonds
2 cups cooked chicken ~ cut into small pieces or shredded

Mix together and chill for two hours.

If making the night before mix the dressing with the cooked noodles and chicken and chill covered overnight.  The noodles will soak up a bit of the dressing so if you add more noodles to stretch the recipe you might want to double the dressing recipe.  Mix remaining ingredients just before serving.

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