Friday, December 18, 2009

Asian Chicken Spinach Salad

My new favorite recipe! This salad is addictively delicious! I could have kept eating it all night long. I halved the recipe and it made PLENTY! Must make--AMAZING!
Asian Chicken Spinach Salad
from 320 Sycamore Blog

1 c. canola oil
2/3 c. teriyaki sauce
2/3 c. white vinegar
6 Tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper

16 oz. Pkg bowtie pasta
2 bags fresh spinach
1 (6 oz) bag craisins (I like lots of these)
3 cans mandarin oranges, drained well
½ c. fresh parsley, chopped
4-5 chopped green onions
¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
6 oz. Honey roasted peanuts (I like lots of these too)
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded (optional)
1 cup fresh 4-cheese Italian blend

Blend vegetable oil, teriyaki sauce, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a blender. Pour over pasta and chill in refrigerator for at LEAST 2 hours (I usually let mine sit overnight, because the flavors come out better the longer it marinates). Toss in spinach, craisins, mandarin oranges, parsley, green onions, sesame seeds, peanuts, and chicken. Sprinkle Italian blend cheese on top and serve cold.


Jessica Sedgwick said...

This is delicious--made it last night and even ate the leftovers for lunch today.

Unknown said...

this was soooo good! I've made it twice already.

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