Spicy Asian Noodle Salad with Grilled Chicken

We tend to focus on the main event (the BBQ dish) when we think of summer entertaining. I don’t know about you, but I often struggle when thinking of a side dish. This Spicy Asian Noodle Salad aims to please.

Spicy asian pasta salad recipe - a delicious cold pasta salad recipe with an asian dressing with sesame oil, chili flakes, chili paste, garlic and more.

Spicy Asian Noodle Salad

Spicy Asian Dressing

My family and I dine outside often during the summer months. We finally got a new outdoor table and we have been making the most out of it. This recipe for Spicy Noodle Salad is slightly adapted from Chicken Farmers of Canada and I choose it because although in the summer months I like to cool off, I also like to enjoy a little spice with my meals.

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Easy to throw together noodle salad with an asian twist

Spicy Asian Pasta Salad

Spicy Asian Pasta Salad

This spicy noodle salad is perfect for summer BBQs or potlucks. I added cashews for a sweet crunch and I think fresh broccoli would be another winning vegetable to add. I love raw broccoli in summer salads.

Asian Noodle Pasta Salad

If you don’t want a ton of spice, take out the red chili flakes. I personally don’t find the chili paste that hot, but add a tsp at a time and taste test in between.

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Spicy Noodle Salad

A delicious cold pasta salad recipe with a spicy Asian dressing with sesame oil, chili flakes, chili paste, garlic and more.


Spicy Noodle Salad Dressing

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsps sesame oil
  • 2 tbsps rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 4 tbsps soy sauce (I use liquid aminos)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsps grated ginger
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsps hot garlic chili sauce (sambal olek)
  • 1 lime
  • Optional: sea salt and pepper

Spicy Noodle Salad

  • 1 box fettuccine noodles (340g) I used gluten free
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashews


  1. Boil the spaghetti noodles according to package directions. In the last two minutes of cooking add the bell peppers and carrots. Drain and cool.
  2. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together, taste and add sea salt and pepper if needed.
  3. Add the dressing to the noodles and vegetables, along with chicken and cashews.
  4. Refrigerate and stir every hour until cold.
  5. Top with fresh cilantro.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings , Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 449 Calories
  • Total Fat: 28.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.7g
  • Cholesterol: 56.1mg
  • Sodium: 631.2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35.5g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Sugar: 7.1g
  • Protein: 14.1g

Slightly adpated from: Chicken Farmers of Canada

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Spicy Asian Noodle Salad

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Spicy Asian noodle salad recipe - a delicious cold pasta salad recipe with an asian dressing with sesame oil, chili flakes, chili paste, garlic and more.

Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

One comment on “Spicy Asian Noodle Salad with Grilled Chicken”

  1. This looks awesome! I love Asian flavors and this is such an easy recipe to make. Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday this week!

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