Friday, October 28, 2011

Thai pasta salad

I came across this recipe along time ago in a cooking magazine and adapted it to my liking. It is super easy to make and very addicting!!

2- grilled chicken breasts cooked and diced
1/2 bag of shredded cabbage and carrots - I buy the coleslaw mix without the dressing on it
1 lb of rotini pasta - or any other twisty pasta
1/3 c. canola oil
1/4 c. sesame oil
1 t. red pepper flakes, crushed
1/4 c. honey
3 T. soy sauce
1/3 c. peanuts, chopped
1/4 c. green onions, chopped
2 T. toasted sesame seeds

Cook your pasta and drain and rinse well with cold water

While pasta is cooking, prepare your sauce by adding the canola oil, sesame oil, red pepper flakes, honey, and soy to a small sauce pan. Cook, stirring often until the honey is fully incorporated and the sauce thickens just slightly.

Pour the sauce over the pasta reserving about 1/4 cup and refrigerate overnight.It is important not to skip this step cuz it makes the pasta taste so good !

When you are ready to serve, pour the remaining 1/4 cup of sauce over the pasta and add chicken and carrots and cabbage toss. Then, top with chopped peanuts, green onions, and toasted sesame seeds.

Enjoy!

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