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Teriyaki Chicken Pasta Salad

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Teriyaki Chicken loaded with veggies, mandarin oranges, pasta and of course a sesame dressing makes up the yummiest teriyaki chicken pasta salad ever!

Teriyaki Chicken loaded with veggies, mandarin oranges, pasta and of course a sesame dressing makes up the yummiest teriyaki chicken pasta salad ever! ohsweetbasil.com

There’s something pretty fantastic about pasta salad. I have no clue why, maybe the love of carbs, or maybe it’s just the simplicity of flavors and ingredients, but pasta salad is a must for a good summer. The only question is, what to serve with pasta salad?

Want to make the best pasta salad ever? Start off with grilled teriyaki chicken and just trust me on the rest of this... ohsweetbasil.com

I feel like pasta salad and potato salad are two of the trickiest sides as they don’t just go with anything. I mean, take one pan creamy lemon garlic chicken for example. Totally a delicious dish but doesn’t really go with homestyle potato salad very well, ya know? I like to stick to the rule that anything that can be eaten at a southern restaurant or anything that is served well on its own, think hot dogs, grilled chicken, pulled pork, etc is a great main dish to go with pasta salad. Pasta salad has a lot of add-ins which kind of dominate the flavor on your plate, so you have to be willing to play the balance game.

HOWEVER! I don’t always want to deal with all of that so instead I like to make a pasta salad with everything in it and it’s a one bowl dinner idea. I had seen Creme De La Crumb’s Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing and decided to make my own version.

Teriyaki Chicken loaded with veggies, mandarin oranges, pasta and of course a sesame dressing makes up the yummiest teriyaki chicken pasta salad ever!

Teriyaki chicken pasta salad has two options; make homemade easy teriyaki chicken with chicken breasts or chicken thighs, or you can always take a shortcut and buy the frozen teriyaki chicken breasts in any local grocery store. Obviously I prefer homemade. 😉

How Far Ahead Can You Make Pasta Salad?

Pasta salad can in fact be made a day ahead, just not assembled that early as the pasta will break down and soften, the dressing will get absorbed and ingredients will become soggy. It’s best to keep the cooked pasta in a plastic sealed bag and the veggies already chopped in another. We leave the dressing in a mason jar, and it’s so good on regular salad as well.

Teriyaki Chicken loaded with veggies, mandarin oranges, pasta and of course a sesame dressing makes up the yummiest teriyaki chicken pasta salad ever!

Teriyaki Chicken loaded with veggies, mandarin oranges, pasta and of course a sesame dressing makes up the yummiest teriyaki chicken pasta salad ever!

Once you’re ready to eat go ahead and toss it all together. The sticky teriyaki chicken adds a little oomph to the pasta dish but it’s really all about those vegetables lightly dressed in the sesame dressing. Man it’s a good dish! I’m getting ready to shake things up and try my friend Jaclyn’s recipe for Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad as well. Can’t wait to share!

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Teriyaki Chicken loaded with veggies, mandarin oranges, pasta and of course a sesame dressing makes up the yummiest teriyaki chicken pasta salad ever! ohsweetbasil.com

Teriyaki Chicken Pasta Salad

4.07 from 59 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Teriyaki Chicken loaded with veggies, mandarin oranges, pasta and of course a sesame dressing makes up the yummiest teriyaki chicken pasta salad ever!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Bowtie Pasta cooked and drained
  • 4 cups Spinach Leaves washed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup Craisins
  • 1/3 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1 can Mandarin Oranges 4 oz, drained
  • 1 Large Breast of Teriyaki Chicken *see note
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Cup Snow Peas chopped
  • 1 Cup Broccoli chopped

For the dressing

  • 1/3 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce low sodium
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil

Instructions

  • In a jar combine all dressing ingredients.
  • Cover with a lid and shake to combine.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Chop the chicken and all veggies and toss with the pasta and dressing.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge.

Notes

May be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, but it is best when eaten within 2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Chicken Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 945 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Fat 59g91%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15g
Monounsaturated Fat 27g
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 1061mg46%
Potassium 951mg27%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 3405IU68%
Vitamin C 105mg127%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy Teriyaki Chicken

It’s all about the teriyaki chicken in my life! I love that sweet and sticky sauce with a perfectly grilled piece of chicken!

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  • This recipe looks amazing! Do you have any suggestions to cut down on the fat/calories/cholesterol?

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    • Hi Rhonda! Good question! Eliminating the pine nuts would reduce all three. Reducing the amount of pasta or oil in the dressing would also help cut down those things. If you reduce the oil, just reduce the canola oil. The sesame oil gives it important flavor.

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