oriental chicken salad

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Trish Herzog
from Platte City, MO

This Oriental chicken salad is a wonderful addition to any gathering and a favorite of many. It’s also tasty to just have in the fridge and sneak a bite or two whenever so inclined. And, it gets even better as leftovers!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8-12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For oriental chicken salad

  • SALAD
  • 2 pkg
    cabbage coleslaw ready mix
  • 1 c
    salted sunflower seeds
  • 1 c
    toasted, thinly sliced or slivered almonds
  • 2 bunch
    green onions
  • 2 lg
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 2 pkg
    beef ramen noodles
  • DRESSING
  • 1/3 c
    toasted sesame oil
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c
    white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2 pkg
    flavor packets inside ramen noodle packages
  • OPTIONAL TOPPING
  • 1 pkg
    crispy chow mein noodles

How To Make oriental chicken salad

  • 1
    Combine coleslaw, sunflower seeds, almonds, and chopped green onions in a large bowl and set aside.
  • 2
    Combine and stir together the dressing ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • 3
    Cook chicken breasts in a skillet with a little bit of oil. Heat the oil first and then add the chicken breasts cooking them until they are done. Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and set them aside to cool. Use the leftover liquid in the skillet and add the ramen noodles, breaking them up as you put them in the skillet. Add a little more water if needed, and cook until noodles are soft.
  • 4
    Slice up or shred the chicken breasts and add to the salad. Drain the noodles, if necessary, and add them to the salad. Stir and mix everything together.
  • 5
    Stir dressing and then slowly pour over salad, mixing it as you pour.
  • 6
    Salad can be eaten immediately or chilled overnight. The flavor of this salad is really enhanced the more it sits, so overnight is best for full flavor. You can also add some crispy chow mein noodles as a topping when you serve the salad, if desired.
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