Thursday, April 1, 2010

Terikaki Pasta Salad

¾-1 package penne noodles (package being 18 ounces)
¼ c sesame seeds
½ cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce (Veri Veri Teriyaki is the best)
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 ½-3 tablespoons sugar (depends on teriyaki sauce, if you use a sweet kind, you don’t need as much)
¼ teaspoon pepper
3 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken breast (2-3 breasts)
1/3 cup fresh parsley
½ cup green onions, chopped (optional)
1-2 can mandarin oranges (I use 2)
8 cups spinach

Cook noodles, drain and rinse.
Cook sesame seeds in 2 tablespoons of the oil until golden brown.
Saute cut up chicken in a little oil with a little teriyaki sauce, or grill whole breasts then cup up after grilling.
Mix cooked sesame seeds, remaining oil, teriyaki sauce, white wine vinegar, sugar and pepper.
Pour mixture over cooked chicken breast and noodles.
Refrigerate for 2 hours (Best overnight in airtight container)
In large bowl put spinach and then pour the chicken and pasta mixture over it.
Top with parsley and slivered almonds and mandarin oranges.
I like to toss it all together.

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