Yield: 6 servings

Chicken Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Quick and delicious Chicken Pasta Spinach Salad with Teriyaki Dressing. This Mandarin Pasta Spinach Salad is ridiculously good, and the teriyaki vinaigrette is addictive!


  • 1 pound chicken breasts (or use already cooked chicken, like Rotisserie chicken)
  • ½ pound bowtie pasta noodles
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup Craisins
  • ⅓ cup Cashews or Pine Nuts
  • 1 can (14 ounce) Mandarin Oranges
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, snipped
  • ¾ cup Teriyaki Sauce, divided
  • ⅓ cup Rice Wine Vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Onion
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Olive Oil


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, dice raw chicken into bite size pieces. Place in a bowl or ziploc bag with ¼ cup teriyaki sauce. You can marinate for up to 24 hours, or immediately cook in a skillet or grill pan for 5-7 minutes until no longer pink. Set aside.
  3. In a mason jar, shake together the remaining ½ cup teriyaki sauce, vinegar, garlic, onion, salt and pepper, sugar, and oil. Refrigerate until ready to assemble salad.
  4. To assemble salad, toss together the spinach, chicken, pasta, craisins, nuts, mandarin oranges, and cilantro. Just before serving drizzle dressing over salad, or serve dressing on the side. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 1555mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 30g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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