Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds (I add this depending on whether I have it or not)
  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta or penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast meat
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1 yellow (or red) bell pepper sliced into bite size pieces
  • Carrots sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 a red onion sliced into bite size pieces
  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, and cook stirring frequently until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain pasta, and rinse under cold water until cool. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger, and pepper. Shake well.
  4. Pour sesame dressing over pasta, and toss to coat evenly. Gently mix in chicken, green onions and veggies.
I've adjusted this recipe from one I got on Allrecipes...its like an asian pasta salad that I make whenever I have leftover rotisserie chicken.