Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins
A great crowd pleaser, perfect for Superbowl Sunday. It is light, crunchy, spicy and different from other pasta salads. I've used this recipe for surprise birthday parties to baby showers to summer barbecues. I got this from Cold Pasta by James McNair. DON'T BE PUT OFF BY THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS. Please read through entire recipe for garnishes not listed in ingredients. Enjoy.
- 1 lb angel hair pasta
- 3⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup peanut oil
- 2 cups mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon dijon-style mustard
- 1⁄4 cup sesame oil
- 1 lb chicken breast (poached or grilled)
- 6 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 red pepper, coarsely chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled & coarsely chopped
- 8 ounces bamboo shoots, drained
- 6 ounces miniature corn cobs, sliced
- 1⁄2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1 lb snow peas, julienned
- Cut cooked chicken into bite sized pieces.
- Cook noodles until al dente. Drain and toss with 1/2°C soy sauce and peanut oil.
- In a separate bowl combine mayo, mustard, sesame oil and remaining 1/4 cup soy sauce and ***chili oil to taste or hot sauce. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Add chicken, green onion, carrots, sweet red pepper, bamboo shoots, miniature corn, and chopped cilantro to noodles. Mix gently.
- Add reserved mayo mixture and blend well.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, preferably overnight.
- About 30 minutes before serving, remove from fridge and toss in julienned snow peas, adding a little extra soy and peanut oil or mayo if the noodles seem dry.
- Garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds.
This is one of our all time summer favorites. Whenever we take it to back yard gatherings it is the first to disappear. Great on a hot summer day.
I have made this several times for parties. It is a pretty dish and always a big hit. People always ask for the recipe. McNair's recipe calls for thin mein noodles which is how I make it. But, I'm sure angel hair is just as good
My husband and I really enjoyed this dish!! To make it easier, I used frozen diced chicken and just sauteed them in a little peanut oil rather than poaching or grilling chicken breasts.