Easy Chicken Satay Pasta Salad

Easy Chicken Satay Pasta Salad

Simple, Healthy and Delicious Satay Chicken Pasta Salad

Diced cooked chicken, pasta, shredded carrots, red bell peppers and basil tossed in an Thai-inspired vinaigrette. This Easy Chicken Satay Pasta Salad is simple and delicious.

Every time I make this easy chicken satay pasta salad it’s a big hit. Even people who didn’t think they would like it, have gone back for seconds!

The Skinny on Easy Chicken Satay Pasta Salad

Brimming with good for you ingredients – chunks of grilled chicken, crunchy carrots, red bell pepper and fresh basil, this easy chicken satay pasta salad makes a great main course lunch or dinner salad for Weight Watchers.

I’m a big fan of Newman’s Own Lite Low Fat Sesame Ginger Dressing. It’s delicious and has only 35 calories in a 2 tablespoon serving.

The last time I made this Easy Chicken Satay Pasta Salad I used gluten-free brown rice pasta with good results. but any whole grain pasta should work.

Each serving has 302 calories and *8 Weight Watchers Points Plus.

Enjoy!


Easy Chicken Satay Pasta Salad
 
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Easy chicken satay pasta salad, a simple, healthy and delicious Weight Watchers friendly salad bursting with flavor.
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8 to 9
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie whole grain pasta
  • 1 cup lite Asian vinaigrette salad dressing (such as Newman;s Own Lite Sesame Ginger)
  • 2 tablespoons Asian Seasoning Mix**
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • ½ cup dry-roasted peanuts, roughy chopped
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken (about 1 lb)
  • Additional chopped peanuts for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions in a large pot. Drain the pasta and rinse it well under cold running water. Once pasta is cool, transfer it to a large mixing bowl and set it aside.
  2. Meanwhile make the dressing. Whisk together the vinaigrette, Asian seasoning mix and peanut butter in small bowl and set it aside.
  3. Cut the carrots into skinny julienne strips.
  4. Cut bell pepper lengthwise into skinny ¼-inch strips.
  5. Cut carrots and bell pepper strips crosswise into 1-in. pieces.
  6. Add the chicken, carrots, bell pepper, chopped peanuts,chopped basil and dressing to the pasta and mix well.
  7. Garnish with additional chopped peanuts, if desired.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (about 1 cup): Calories 302, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 42 mg, Carbohydrate 30 g, Protein 21 g, Sodium 502 mg, Fiber 2 g, 8 WW Points+

**I used Asian seasoning mix from the Pampered Chef but I'm sure any brand of Asian seasoning blend from the grocery store would work well.

Source: adapted from The Pampered Chef

*PointsPlus® for Easy Chicken Satay Pasta Salad calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Chicken Quinoa Salad with Dried Fruit
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