Chicken Teriyaki Pasta

Chicken Teriyaki Pasta

with Baby Spinach & Mandarin Oranges

Serves 2 Calories 651

Ingredients

12 oz. B/S Chicken Thighs
3 oz. Baby Spinach
2 T. Cilantro
1 Mandarin Orange
4 oz. Bow Tie Pasta
1/4 C. Dried Cranberries
2 T. (.6 oz) Pine Nuts
3 T. Teriyaki Sauce
3 T. Rice Wine Vinegar
Spice Mix:
¼ t. Garlic Powder
¼ t. Onion Powder
Protein Substitutions
Chicken Tenderloin
Follow instructions as for chicken thighs.

Ahi Tuna
Sear 1-2 minutes per side for medium doneness. Let rest for a minute, then break into bite-sized pieces and toss into the salad bowl and continue recipe.

Jackfruit
Drain, rinse, and break apart into small pieces. Heat a little oil in a pan and cook for 4-5 minutes over medium-high heat. Continue recipe.

Tempeh
Boil 10 minutes in water/broth then cut into bite-sized pieces, season and sear 2 minutes per side over medium-high heat.
Nutritional Information
Nutrition content
Prepare Your Ingredients
Wash and dry your produce.
Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil.
Roughly chop the cilantro to make about 2 Tbsp.
Peel the orange and break into wedges.
Place the spinach, orange wedges, cilantro and cranberries in a large salad bowl.
Pat chicken dry, trim fat, cut into bite size pieces, and season with salt, pepper, and the spice mix.

Cook Pasta & Toast the Pine Nuts
Add the pasta to the boiling water and boil for 12-14 minutes.
Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.

Prepare the Teriyaki Dressing
In a medium bowl, add the teriyaki sauce, rice wine vinegar, and 2 Tbsp. olive oil.
Whisk ingredients together until well combined.
Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Place in fridge until ready to use.

Cook the Chicken
Heat ¼ tsp. olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat.
Add pine nuts and toast for 30 seconds, tossing frequently, then transfer to the salad bowl.
Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in the same pan over medium-high heat.
Once hot, add chicken pieces, and cook 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through.
Remove from heat.

Plating
Add the pasta and chicken to the salad bowl, and toss everything together.
Pour dressing over salad, toss again, serve, and enjoy!