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Teriyaki Noodle Salad

This great meal style noodle salad can be prepped a day in advance, cooking the noodles and marinating the chicken so that it is quick to put together just before serving.  
  • 1 small box  Spaghetti noodles,  broken into pieces and cooked according to the instructions on the box (to make gluten free, buy Catelli gluten free spaghetti)
  • 2 large chicken breasts, grilled and sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce, diced into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts 
  • 3/4 cup thick Teriyaki sauce (to make gluten free buy gluten free teriyaki sauce)
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup salad oil (such as avocado, or canola, or olive)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine salad ingredients in a shaker container. 
  2. Pour 1/2 cup sauce over noodles and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup dressing over chicken pieces and marinate for at least a few hours or overnight.
  4. On a large platter, layer Romaine Lettuce, marinated noodles, matchstick carrots, marinated chicken, mango and then top with pine nuts. 
  5. Drizzle remaining dressing over salad or pass the dressing with the salad.


  1. Looks good! How many would you say this serves? And so that I'm clear - you don't actually cook the noodles; you just marinate them? Thanks!!

    1. Nevermind. I just reread the recipe, and saw the phrase "cook according to directions" Makes much more sense!! :-P

    2. I think it would serve 4 if this was the main dish.

  2. Thanks for posting this recipe, Lovella .. I really enjoyed it when you served it recently at your house - it was DELICIOUS .. and it was gluten free !!

  3. I would love to try this recipe. I do not have rice vinegar in the house, what vinegar could I substitute? You always post very interesting recipes, thanks!!

    1. I used malt vinegar because I didn't have rice vinegar in the house either. And it worked fine so maybe any kind of vinegar would work. What do you think Lovella?

    2. Betty, I am sure you are right. I would even use white vinegar if I didn't have rice vinegar.

  4. What are you considering the "small box" of noodles. The 1 pound? But there is also an 8oz box, and a 2 lb box. Maybe you could just say the weight of the product rather than the size of the box.

  5. Tried this recipe tonight. We loved it. Didn't have carrots so substituted peas (cooked/ cooled) and diced orange peppers. Delicious.

  6. This type of salad is one of my favorite dishes.


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