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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

During the summer months, we are often invited to backyard bbq's, family picnics and various parties and always asked to bring a dish. One of the items I like to make and take is this delicious chicken pasta salad.

The recipe does take a little time to make and is made in 2 parts...the pasta salad and then the dressing.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Pasta Salad

Step: 1

4 cups rotelli pasta, cooked, rinsed and drained
2 cups cooked chicken breasts (white meat)
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
6 cups fresh spinach, rinsed, drained and chopped up

Mix up all of the above ingredients and set aside.

Step: 2

1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3-4 tablespoons granulated sugar
salt and ground black pepper to taste

In a large frying pan, lightly brown the sesame seeds in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Let them cool for 10 minutes. In a bowl, combined the sesame seeds with all of the other ingredients listed above. This will be your dressing for the pasta salad. Once you have everything mixed, add in Part 1 until well combined.

Place lid on your bowl and refrigerate for several hours to allow the dressing to infuse into the cooked pasta mixture.

1 comment:

Nichol said...

Yum....I'm going to have to make this...sounds great!