Spinach Chicken Bowtie Pasta Salad

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This salad is a huge family favorite. We often enjoy it as our main course on a weeknight, but it's also great as an appetizer or side dish. The guys in our family aren't always crazy about what may look like a "girly" salad, (a salad with fruit and nuts in it) but they all LOVE this one! It's yummy anytime of the year, but I especially love it during the summer.

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For the salad:

1 lb fresh spinach
1 lb. Bowtie pasta
2-3 Chicken Breasts (or 2 Cups rotisserie chicken)
1/2 cup peanuts
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
1 small can water chestnuts
1 small can mandarin oranges
2 Tbs. chopped sweet onion

For the dressing:
1/2 cup Yoshidas teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and cool. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and grill until cooked through. Use two forks to shred the chicken. Combine the spinach, cooked...
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Nutritions

Calories
436

Sodium
66mg
2% DV

Fat
15g
23% DV

Protein
11g
23% DV

Carbs
61g
20% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV