How To Make A Quick & Easy Sesame Chicken Salad

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Today it’s all about how to make a quick and easy sesame chicken salad. It has spinach, bowtie pasta, chicken, green onions, bell peppers, sesame seeds and sugared almonds! The homemade dressing is light and healthy. The salad is good to eat the next day too, even with the dressing on it! BONUS!

One thing about this spinach bowtie pasta salad is the fact you can choose the amount of chicken you would like in it, or zero chicken if that is your thing!  You can add more spinach or less, it just depends on the flavor and texture you want. You can add more bell peppers if you want, it still tastes great. More pasta or less pasta.This is a fabulous salad for family reunions because it makes a HUGE bowl of salad. Love it! Of course, you can cut the recipe way down as well. We had eleven people for dinner with homemade bread and we had a small portion leftover.

sesame chicken salad

I start with a large silver bowl like this one, it’s about sixteen inches in diameter. American Metalcraft SSB1300 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl, 13-Quart

sesame chicken salad
Here is the large serving bowl before you stir it all together, trust me you’ll want seconds!

Sesame Chicken Salad by Food Storage Moms

5 from 1 vote
sesame chicken salad
Sesame Chicken Salad by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 people
  • 4 to 6 chicken breasts cooked in the oven drizzled with olive oil. You can also use two to three cans of canned chicken 12.5 ounces drained
  • 2 packages 16 oz. pasta of choice. I prefer bowtie pasta. Cook as directed on package, rinse with cold water
  • Green onions-one bunch sliced
  • 1- 16 ounce package of spinach washed, stem and tear if desired
  • Bell peppers chopped red, green and yellow (adds color and texture)
  • 1/4   cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup almonds fry the almonds-stir constantly with 2-3 tablespoons sugar
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*****Salad dressing-Mix in blender
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper
  • 1/3   cup soy sauce
  1. Place all the ingredients (except the dressing) in a very large bowl and then stir in the homemade dressing. Serve immediately.

2 thoughts on “How To Make A Quick & Easy Sesame Chicken Salad

  • January 15, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    5 stars
    Linda this looks so good. I want to make this tomorrow. I have spinach growing in my garden and green onions growing in a jar on the windowsill.

    • January 15, 2022 at 6:47 pm

      Hi Morgan, thank you for the 5 stars, my friend!! That salad is one of my all-time favorites and having fresh spinach makes it taste even better!!! Green onions in the windowsill? I need to try that! Linda


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