Chicken and Sesame Pasta Salad

Chicken and Sesame Pasta Salad


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A great pasta salad with an Asian feel from soy sauce and sesame seeds. Perfect as a side dish or light lunch in summer or at the barbie.


Serves: 6 

  • 375g small spiral pasta (or any small pasta)
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) salad oil
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine vinegar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup coarsely diced spring onion
  • 4 cups torn fresh spinach leaves

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile; heat oil in a small frypan over medium-low heat. Stir in sesame seeds and cook until golden brown. Remove from heat. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar and sugar. Pour dressing into a sealable container and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together pasta, cooked chicken and 1 cup dressing (reserve remaining dressing). Cover salad and refrigerate at least 6 hours.
  4. Directly before serving stir in parsley, spring onions and spinach. Toss with remaining dressing, if desired.

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