Not My Grandma's Chicken Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe was a current entry in the the Dining on a Dollar Cooking Contest.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles, crushed
  • 1 medium size red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce (or large package)
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans chicken, drained
  • 12 cup mayonnaise


  1. Tear lettuce into small pieces and place into bowl.
  2. Add red pepper and onion.
  3. Add Ramen noodles.
  4. Add chicken and mayonaise.
  5. Mix well. Add Salt and Pepper for taste.
  6. Serve with tomatoes on your favorite bread and just by it self.
Most Helpful

I made this on 6/09/09 for the " Summer Salad Snapshots "event and for my dinner. I did make a couple of changes due to what was on hand.Instead of the red pepper, some freezer dried red/green peppers were reconstituted and used. For the canned chicken, some leftover boneless fried chicken was diced up and used. Mixed everything together, and let chill for about 3 or 4 hours.Tasted, and decided it needed some more salt and pepper. I did add about 1/4 cup more of mayo to add a bit more moisture. Served with some iceburg lettuce and a slice of tomato on a homemade roll. I really enjoyed this different way of using ramen noodles. This will be made again. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � June 09, 2009

Great flavor! For me I brought in chicken, noodles and mayo to work and at lunch time I had fun picking up stuff from our salad bar to put in this recipe. Whipped it up in no time at all. Thanks to pick a chef I chose this recipe to try. I look forward to making this recipe again.

BLUE ROSE March 24, 2009

I LOVED this recipe. More importantly, my whole family loved it. I was surprised because my husband doesn't like mayo...he either didn't guess it was in there or didn't care! I give this recipe even more credit for being very budget conscious. I opted to serve this in tortilla wraps and took them for a 'to-go' type dinner - on one of those ultra busy nights. I halved all of the ingredients and still had plenty to serve 4 people. If you are looking for an EASY and INEXPENSIVE dinner or lunch, this would be the perfect recipe.

LifeIsGood November 21, 2008