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Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad

It seems like everyone is telling me about some Asian Chicken Salad that they had recently and all of them include pasta. What? Where have I been? I had no idea that people put pasta with lettuce etc. I decided the other night that we pretty much needed to try out this crazy pasta/lettuce salad and guess what, it was good, Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad! I’ll now be experimenting with many more pasta/lettuce salads. It was light and the chicken was juicy and flavorful. I love that it was easy going  and because of the pasta it filled you up rather quickly too.


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Romaine is packed with vitamins A and C, and good amounts of folic acid and magnesium.

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Pasta should be cooked to al dente, or firm to the bite.

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Sesame seeds do add good nutrients to your diet.

They are packed with healthy fats, protein, B vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad

Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 Cups Romaine Chopped
  • 3 Carrots sliced
  • 8 oz Bow Tie pasta cooked
  • 1/3 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Vinegar Rice
  • 1/3 Cup Soy Sauce Low Sodium
  • 2 Tablespoons White Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Ginger Ground
  • Dash of Black pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds Toasted
  • 2 Chicken Breasts cooked and cubed
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds for garnish


  • Mix Canola oil through toasted sesame seeds together in a jar.
  • Toss with all other ingredients and serve warm or cold.
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 835mg36%
Potassium 575mg16%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 7165IU143%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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