Mandarin Chicken Pasta Salad

140 Reviews 14 Pics
  • Prep

    45 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    53 m
KATRINP
Recipe by  KATRINP

“I had this at a party and couldn't get it off my mind. It's a fruity Asian chicken salad that even my family's picky eaters enjoy. I bake my own chicken for more flavor, which adds to the prep time, but pre-cooked or canned chicken will also work just fine.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together the ginger root, rice vinegar, orange juice, vegetable oil, sesame oil, soup mix, sugar, and garlic until well blended. Cover, and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the bowtie pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, and rinse under cold water. Place pasta in a large bowl.
  3. To make the salad, toss the cucumber, bell pepper, onion, tomatoes, carrot, spinach, mandarin oranges, chicken, and almonds with the pasta. Pour the dressing over the salad mixture, and toss again to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (140)

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Debbie
251

Debbie

Hi Shelby, I agree I don't like to use the onion soup mix either. I searched and found a homemade version here is is.. 3/4 cup dried minced onion 1/3 cup NO MSG beef bouillon powder 4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp celery salt 1/4 tsp sugar Directions Combine all ingredients. You can store it in a ziplock bag or air-tight container. It keeps for quite a while.

Aly
81

Aly

Absolutely fantastic. I can't stop eating it! The dressing is phenomenal. Quite a bit of work chopping all the veggies and dicing the chicken, but my goodness is it totally worth it. I doubled the recipe but regret I didn't triple it!

Rhonda Jay
56

Rhonda Jay

A wonderful summer salad! A light and healthy salad which stands on its own without the need for anything else on the side. The dressing has a wonderful flavor although once it's mixed in with all of the vegetables it becomes very mild which is not necessarily a bad thing. Delicious & fresh!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 425 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 21.8 g
  • 44%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 358 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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