Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad

Sesame Chicken Pasta Salad


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About this recipe: This is perfect for a picnic or barbecue. This salad packs a lot of flavour and is very hearty. You will get rave reviews with this one.


Serves: 6 

  • 350g radiatore pasta
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • 150ml soy sauce
  • 120ml white wine vinegar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 275g cubed, cooked chicken
  • 30g chopped fresh parsley
  • 50g coarsely chopped spring onion
  • 200g torn fresh spinach leaves

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr30min 

  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small frying pan over medium-low heat. Stir in sesame seeds and cook until golden brown. Remove from heat. Stir in soy sauce, vinegar and sugar. Pour dressing into a sealable container, and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together pasta, cooked chicken, and 250ml dressing (reserve remaining dressing). Cover salad, and refrigerate at least 6 hours.
  4. Directly before serving, stir in parsley, spring onions and spinach. Toss with remaining dressing, if desired.

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Reviews (3)


Gorgeous I did this with farfalle as I couldn't source radiatore locally. Went down very well. We'll definitely make it again! - 03 May 2013


I had never heard of radiatore pasta before i was making this for a party and wanted it to look nice. I found it at Waitrose by Lloyd Grossman. I also added some fresh red chilli to spice it up a bit. - 30 Jun 2011


Everyone loved this pasta salad! The only change I made was to use about half of the soy sauce called for. Delicious! - 01 Jul 2011

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