Watchin' what we eat Wednesday ~ Polynesian Chicken Pasta Salad

This cold pasta salad recipe was inspired by
Barbara’s Chicken Kebabs and rain,
we couldn’t grill so we improvised!

Polynesian Chicken Pasta Salad
2 tablespoons butter
2 large chicken breasts or 4 thighs
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained and juice saved
1 small bunch green onions sliced
2 packages top ramen (discard the seasoning packet)
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon honey
2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons minced garlic, jar
1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • Melt butter in skillet.
  • Drain pineapple.
  • In a small bowl whisk together all the sauce ingredients.
  • When butter is frothy, add chicken pieces and immediately sear on each side.
  • Add remaining pineapple juice to skillet and continue cooking chicken until cooked through.
  • Shred or thinly slice chicken and set aside to cool.
  • Bring 4 cups water to boil.
  • Add top ramen noodles and let sit covered 5 minutes.
  • Drain noodles.
  • In large bowl toss together the noodles, onions and pineapple.
  • Add cooled chicken and sauce.
  • Toss & chill.
  • Serve over shredded lettuce.

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This sounds and looks delicious! I never knew “diet” food was sooo good. Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week.