Sunday, May 24, 2009

Teriyaki Pasta Salad- great for summer!

Teriyaki Pasta Salad
  • 3-4 chicken breast halves, cooked with Teriyaki sauce and cubed or shredded
  • 1 lb box bowtie pasta, rotelle, or whatever you like
  • 1-2 heads red or green leaf lettuce (or a bag of romaine like me)
  • matchstick carrot pieces (in a bag or sliced yourself, about 1 cup)
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 lb snow peas, cut into thin slices
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • Very Very Teriyaki sauce, shake bottle well first (made by Soy Vay- cheapest at Walmart)
  • 1/4 cup canola or olive oil
  1. Marinate chicken for at least 1/2 hour in Teriyaki sauce. Bake in broiler or BBQ, or crockpot...however.
  2. Cook pasta, drain. Tear the lettuce into bite sized pieces, place in large bowl. Add pasta when cooled.
  3. Add remaining veggies. Cool chicken, slice and add to salad. Make dressing and add to salad, a little at a time until taste desired is achieved. Sprinkle generously with sesame seeds. Makes a LOT of salad! Great for company.
Well, now I'm stealing recipes from my good ward cookbook. Thanks Hayley! This is a great tasting salad. This teriyaki sauce by Soy Vay is amazing. You can add extra to the salad to get the flavor you want. You can also make this salad with whatever veggies you want. It seems kind of strange to me to have lettuce in with pasta, but it tastes good. You could have it without as well, though! Nice change from your traditional pasta salad.

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