Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad

Total Time
20 mins
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There is plenty of crunch in this salad from the Napa cabbage, toasted almonds, and dried ramen noodles. If you want a little more zing, sprinkle some crushed red chile peppers. Also try substituting peanuts for the almonds.

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  • For Salad

  • 1 head napa cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced
  • 4 green onions, thinly siced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 14 cup cilantro leaf
  • 3 tablespoons toasted almonds, sliced
  • 2 (3 ounce) packagesuncooked oriental-flavor instant ramen noodles (save 1 seasoning mix packet for dressing) or 2 (3 ounce) packages chicken-flavored ramen noodles, crushed (save 1 seasoning mix packet for dressing)
  • 2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and shredded or cubed
  • For Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 cup sesame oil (or 1/4 cup sesame oil and 1/4 cup cooking oil for milder flavor)
  • 12 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, minced (optional)


  1. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix all dressing ingredients and 1 Ramen noodle seasoning packet and pour over salad.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Refrigerate overnight or several hours.