Chicken Pasta Salad


¼ cup sesame seeds
16oz bow tie pasta
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp white sugar
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp black pepper
3 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
½ yellow bell pepper, cut in strips
½ red bell pepper, cut in strips
1/3 cup green onions, chopped


Heat a little pan over medium heat and add sesame seeds. Stir constantly and cook until toasted. Be careful not to burn them! Set aside.

Boil pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain finished pasta and rinse under cold water. When cool, place into large serving bowl.

Blend vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, sesame seeds, ginger and pepper. Add to pasta and toss gently. Mix in chicken, cilantro, green onions and bell peppers.