Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

About this recipe: A refreshing change from the normal pasta salads. This one is packed with light flavours and perfect for summer picnics or a light lunch to bring to work.

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Ingredients

Serves: 10 

  • 35g sesame seeds
  • 450g pasta
  • 120ml vegetable oil
  • 80ml light soy sauce
  • 80ml rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 420g cooked chicken breast
  • bunch chopped fresh coriander
  • a few spring onions, chopped

Method

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat a frying pan 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 the 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, fresh coriander and spring onions.

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