Saturday, February 6, 2010

Spinach Asian Chicken Salad with Bowtie Pasta

Lisa made this salad a couple of years ago and brought it to an event at my house. I have wanted it ever since, so I finally got the recipe from her. You will not be sorry if you make this, it is perhaps my favorite salad ever.


1 16 oz package bowtie pasta
1 large bag spinach
4 chicken breasts

almonds- 1 small package, maybe 8-12 ounces - the bags that hang on the shelf.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/3 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup canola oil
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


In a small saucepan put almonds, butter and brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring regularly, until the mixture begins to stick together. Set aside, let cool. When cool, the nuts can be broken apart.

Cook pasta, drain and set aside to cool.
Cook chicken, cut into bite sized pieces.
Rinse and dry spinach leaves.

Mix all dressing ingredients together, stir.

In a large bowl add spinach, pasta, chicken and almonds. When you are ready to serve, stir dressing again, pour it onto the salad and toss. Enjoy!


Tawnie said...

I fell in love with this salad at a Lisa event a few years ago. I think this was my first time ever buying red wine vinegar and possibly canola oil. It is wonderful. So glad you shared it with us this weekend.

Lisa said...

woo-hoo. i'm glad this is in an easy spot to find as i'm constantly rummaging through things to find it. thanks-it was delicious!

Mindy said...

I love salads, and this totally looks like my kind of salad! I've got to try it!

nintendo r4 said...

Looks delicious!! I love this salad recipe.

Leslie said...

i am not one for anything other than a basic salad, but i did try this one and i really enjoyed it. thanks lori. it was delicious.

Karey said...

I was lucky enough to try this, but unlucky enough not to get nearly enough. Glad to have the recipe so I can have as much as I want!

emily sue said...

I googled this recipe that my sister-in-law made the other day and here I find it at the GREAT blog! I love you higgy girls!!! Thanks for all the great recipes!