Ladies Lunch Bow Tie Pasta Spinach Salad - The Style Sisters

Ladies Lunch Bow Tie Pasta Spinach Salad

By The Style Sisters - Thursday, January 16, 2014

Today I had a couple of my good friends over for lunch and served this delicious Bow Tie Spinach Chicken Salad. It has all kinds of yummy goodness in it and everyone wants the recipe. I got it from a sweet friend when I lived in Texas.
Bow tie pasta spinach chicken salad, Chinese chicken salad
I found these napkin rings and placemats on serious clearance at pier 1 imports... 99 cents each...for each thing...oh yeah SCORE!!!!
I grilled my chicken this morning...with snow still on the ground....but the sun was shinning and it was beautiful outside.
I sliced the chicken on an angle and then into thirds for nice even pieces.
Are seeing all the goodness?? Cashews, mandarin oranges, toasted sesame seeds, spinach, bow tie pasta...yummers!!
Chinese chicken salad, bow tie pasta, spinach, grilled chicken, toasted sesame seeds,
It was so nice to visit with my gal pals and just chat...I need to do this more often. Sometimes I feel like I live in the cyber world too much these days.
I love lime when I saw these placemats and napkin rings I knew exactly what napkin and salad plates I was going to use. So springy looking.
Lime green, tablescape, pier 1,
I would say my Ladies Lunch was a success :)
Ladies lunch Chinese chicken salad, lime green, bow tie pasta spinach chicken salad
Here is the recipe
Chinese bow tie pasta spinach chicken salad
(makes a lot so you may want to refrigerate the leftovers)
1 C vegetable oil
2/3 C teriyaki sauce
2/3 C white wine vinegar
4 T sugar (I may have added more sugar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

16 oz bow tie pasta, cooked al dente

Salad (adjust amounts to your taste of whatever you have in your fridge)
1 10 oz bag fresh spinach
1 cup craisins
3 cans mandarin oranges
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/2 C parsley or cilantro chopped
1/4 C sesame seeds, toasted
1 C honey roasted peanuts but I used cashews
2 C cooked chicken
Mix dressing and cooked pasta and chill. Toss together pasta and remaining ingredients before serving.

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  1. Did you use brown sugar or white sugar?

    1. I used White sugar but you could probably use brown sugar instead.

  2. Did you use brown sugar or white sugar?


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