Pea Pod and Chicken Pasta Salad

Pea Pod and Chicken Pasta Salad

Put a new spin on chicken pasta salad with crunchy pea pods, almonds and a quick ginger-soy dressing.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

3:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

Salad
1 1/2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (3 1/2 oz)
3/4
lb fresh snow pea pods (3 cups), trimmed, cut in half crosswise
3
cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
3/4
cup sliced green onions (12 medium)
1
can (8 oz) sliced water chestnuts, drained
Lettuce leaves, if desired
1/3
cup slivered almonds, toasted*
Dressing
3/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
teaspoons soy sauce
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, adding pea pods during last 1 to 2 minutes of cooking. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix chicken, onions and water chestnuts. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients until well blended.
  3. Gently stir cooled cooked pasta and pea pods into chicken mixture. Pour dressing over salad; stir gently to coat. Cover; refrigerate at least 3 hours or until serving time.
  4. To serve, line serving bowl with lettuce leaves. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with almonds.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/3 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
*To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or spread almonds in thin layer in microwavable pie pan; microwave on High 4 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 500
    • (Calories from Fat 270),
  • Total Fat 30g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 440mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 34g
    • (Dietary Fiber 5g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.