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Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad

This is my go-to recipe when I have no time. It’s quick, easy and you can use almost anything from the fridge. —Jess Apfe, Berkeley, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat angel hair pasta
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1-1/2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat Asian toasted sesame salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, coleslaw mix, oranges, red pepper, snap peas and green onions; sprinkle with salt and toss to combine.
  • Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Add pasta and dressing to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.
Health Tip: Whole grain brown rice noodles are available, but they can be hard to find. Whole wheat angel hair pasta is a healthy stand-in, and it adds 6g fiber per serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups: 519 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 631mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 10g fiber), 35g protein.

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