Oriental Chicken Salad

This oriental chicken salad is by far our favorite meal-sized salad. I can never eat just one little ole serving. It’s addictingly good. The dressing is just the right combination of acid and sweet. Instead of croutons there are crunchy yummy tried Ramen noodles. They make for the perfect topping over the just-as-crunchy cabbage.
Oriental Chicken SaladI love the dressing for this oriental chicken salad so much that I always double the recipe for it. The Ramen noodles stay crunchy in the dressing so you don’t get down to the bottom of the plate only to discover sad, soggy ‘croutons’. Don’t be afraid to double the amount of Ramen either.

Also try my southern fried chicken salad.

Oriental Chicken Salad

Note: The dressing is crazy good. Double the amount and you won't be sorry.
Course Main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 2 packages Top Ramen noodles spice mix discarded
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 1 head green cabbage shredded
  • 1 bunch green onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds

For the dressing

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

For the dressing

  • Whisk together all ingredients

For the salad

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Crunch the noodles into the skillet and brown, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the almonds and cook another minute. Remove from heat.
  • Place the remaining salad ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Add the Ramen noodles and toss.
  • Drizzle with the dressing, toss, and serve.

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