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    Grilled Chicken and Pasta Salad

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    45 mins

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    15 mins

    Barb Gertz's Note:

    A cool main-dish noodle salad. It makes a great casual one-bowl dinner or a perfect dish for a potluck or buffet. The recipe comes from Sunset Magazine.

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    1. 1
      Rinse chicken and pat dry; place in a bowl.
    2. 2
      In another bowl, combine lime juice, olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, garlic and ginger.
    3. 3
      Pour about 1/4 cup of the mixture over chicken, reserving remainder.
    4. 4
      Chill chicken for about 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Lift chicken from marinade (discard used marinade) and lay over a solid bed of medium coals or medium heat on gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); close lid on gas grill.
    6. 6
      Cook, turning chicken as needed to brown evenly, until no longer pink in the center of the thickest part (cut to test),6 to 8 minutes total.
    7. 7
      Transfer to a board and let stand until cool enough to handle, then cut across the grain into 1-inch wide slices.
    8. 8
      Meanwhile, in a covered 6-to8 quart pan over high heat, bring about 3-quarts water to a boil.
    9. 9
      Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender to bite, 4 to 6 minutes.
    10. 10
      Drain pasta and rinse under cold running water until cool.
    11. 11
      In a large bowl, combine pasta, reserved lime- juice mixture, chicken, bell peppers, cucumber, parsley.
    12. 12
      green onions and chili flakes; mix to coat.
    13. 13
      Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 1 day.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 29, 2008


      This salad was very good. I added an additional 2 tablespoons of sugar to the dressing to suit our taste, but otherwise prepared as directed. It tasted even better the second day when I had the leftovers for lunch. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • on March 19, 2007


      Great recipe! The flavor is great and very easy to make. I will be making it a lot this summer. It is great dish to bring to BBQs. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on January 07, 2005


      I really liked this recipe. It has an Asian flare.Really good!

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    Nutritional Facts for Grilled Chicken and Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (287 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 580.8
    Calories from Fat 148
    Total Fat 16.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 65.8 mg
    Sodium 587.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 69.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
    Sugars 6.7 g
    Protein 38.5 g

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    hot chili flakes

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