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Bowtie and Spinach Chicken Salad with Teriyaki Vinaigrette

This delicious Bowtie and Spinach Chicken Salad is made with a base of spinach, bowtie noodles and chicken, topped with mandarin oranges, honey nut peanuts, Craisins and Green onions and served with a delicious Teriyaki Vinaigrette! Perfect for a main dish or side dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 602kcal
Author: Over The Big Moon

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Bowtie pasta, cooked al dente, drained and cooled Cooked al Dente, Drained and Cooled
  • 10 oz Spinach
  • 2 Cups Cooked Chicken Rotisserie
  • 1/2 Cup Craisins
  • 2 Cans Mandarin Oranges (11 oz) Drained
  • 4 Green Onions thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1/3 Cup Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Honey Roasted Peanuts
  • 8 oz Water Chestnuts Canned, Drained and Slivered (optional)

Teriyaki Dressing

  • 1 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Teriyaki Sauce Bottled
  • 1/3 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper

Instructions

  • Cook your Bowtie Noodles until al dente.
  • While your noodles are cooking, combine all the dressing ingredients and combine until smooth (I like to use my blender).
  • Mix about 1 cup of the dressing with the cooked pasta in a large bowl and marinate for at least one hour. I often times cook the noodles in the morning and marinate them in the dressing all day until I need to assemble the salad.
  • Combine the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Just before serving, add the pasta to the rest of the salad ingredients and toss everything together.
  • Add additional dressing to taste and toss. Serve immediately.

Video

Notes

If you don't plan on assembling the salad together right away, that's okay. While the noodles are boiling, go ahead and prep all the other ingredients and store them in individual ziplocks. Then when you're ready to assemble the salad, you can just dump the ziplock bags of ingredients in with the noodles and dress the salad!

Nutrition

Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 962mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 4214IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 4mg