Asian Noodle Salad with Chicken and Cashews

Melissa Riha

By
@Amabelle

I found this pasta dish on For the Love of Cooking blog and it has become an instant favorite in our family. Check out Pam's blog for amazing recipes!

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Serves:

4

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

DRESSING AND MARINADE

6 Tbsp
seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 c
canola oil
2 Tbsp
sesame oil
2 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
fresh ginger, grated
5 Tbsp
soy sauce, dark
2 tsp
hot chili sauce
2
boneless, skinless, chicken breast - trimmed of any fat

SALAD

2
green onions - diced finely
1
handfull of cilanto - chopped
1/2
red bell pepper - julienned
1/2
orange bell pepper - julienned
1 c
carrots - shredded
1 c
snow peas - cut in half
1 c
mandarin oranges - drained
1/2 c
cashews, unsalted - toasted
3/4 lb
spaghetti noodles - cooked per instructions

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Marinade:
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of marinade in a large zip lock bag, add chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. Set the remainder of dressing/marinade in a sealed container in the refrigerator so flavors can combine.
2
Salad:
Cook the spaghetti per instructions, rinse with cold water and drain. Add half of the dressing to the noodles and let it sit for 20-30 minutes (this allows the noodles to become very flavorful).
3
Prepare all the vegetables, set aside.
4
Grill chicken until cooked thoroughly (about 3-4 minutes on each side), let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing into chunks.
5
Add the vegetables, cashews, mandarin oranges, chicken and remainder of dressing to the noodles. Stir until well combined and serve. Enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Pasta Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy