Asian Chicken Salad


This is an easy and tasty chicken salad that our family has made for years.
My mom always called it Asian Chicken Salad, though we aren't exactly sure what is Asian about it..

For 4 servings::

One head cabbage
3-4 chicken breast

For the topping:
1 package ramen noodles (maybe this is where the asian part comes in?)
About 1/4 cup sesame seeds and 1/4 cup chopped(or slivered) almonds

For the salad dressing:
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil (I tried OO once and it wasn't nearly as good.)
2 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
3 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Pepper

Thinly chop the cabbage and throw into a big bowl.

Chop Chicken into bite size pieces. Flour and fry until crispy, seasoning with garlic salt and pepper.

Heat about 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet and brown the sesame seeds and almonds along with the broken up ramen noodles.

While your chicken and nuts are frying to a nice golden brown, mix up your dressing.

Let the chicken cool and drain on some paper towels.

Next, pour the dressing onto the cabbage and mix thoroughly.

Dish the salad and top with chicken, sesame seeds, almonds and ramen.

Coming from a family of meat and potato dinners, I can say this salad certainly stands on its own feet as a main dish.

3 comments:

Bonnie said...

Can't wait to try this !! YUM YUM YUM !!

Sabba and Nanny said...

We tried it tonight, and it was wonderful. This gets my vote for a light, delicious meal with a slightly exotic flavor. Two thumbs way up!

Pammy said...

We've been using seasoned sushi vinegar instead of sugar and rice vinegar...just to save a step ;-)SOOO yummy!