Ramen Chinese Chicken Salad

Fran Say

By
@ChefMom22

Though not a traditional dish, this Chinese Chicken Salad is still a fave in our family!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Wow! So many wonderful flavors and texture combinations in this recipe. The bit of cilantro adds a peppery taste. You have a crunch from the ramen noodles and slivered almonds. The dressing really stands out, though. The nutty sesame flavor with the sweetness of the rice wine vinegar really stands out. The dressing would be great on any salad.

Ingredients

DRESSING

1/2 c
extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c
seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 c
sugar
2-3 Tbsp
sesame oil
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
1/2 tsp
pepper

SALAD

1
head of cabbage; shredded
1/2
carrot; peeled and julienned
4-5
green onions; finely chopped
1/4 bunch
cilantro; chopped
1 lb
chicken; gently boiled and finely shredded

RAMEN MIX

1 Tbsp
butter
1 pkg
ramen seasoning; reserve 1/2 pkg
1 pkg
slivered almonds; 2.25 oz
2-3 Tbsp
sesame seeds

Step-By-Step

1Dressing: Make ahead of time - combine ingredients in a bottle, shake very well until sugar dissolves, and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
2Ramen Noodles: Break up the noodles and save the seasoning packet. Set aside.
3Ramen Mix: Combine ramen mix ingredients and set aside. Melt butter over medium heat in a frying pan. Add the broken up noodles to frying pan. Pour half of the seasoning packet over the noodles and brown, stirring until mixed well. Add slivered almonds and sesame seeds; brown together. Set aside to mix in with salad later.
4Salad Mix: Toss the salad ingredients together. Add ramen mix. Shake the salad dressing very well so sugar gets dissolved. Just before serving, add the dressing and toss.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #chinese