Delicious Asian Chicken Salad With Chow Mein Noodles

"A delicious and easy to make salad, I sometimes add in a tablespoon of peanut butter to the dressing, plan ahead the dressing must refrigerate for a couple of hours in advance to blend flavors, it may be doubled if desired -- the salad may be prepared in advance but do not add in the dressing or orange segments until just before serving, prep time does not include cooking the chicken, all amounts may be adjusted to taste :)"
photo by Krista Roes photo by Krista Roes
photo by Krista Roes
photo by Krista Roes photo by Krista Roes
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  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons canned mandarin juice
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 3 -4 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 small romaine lettuce, torn in pieces (or use a iceberg lettuce, chopped)
  • 4 cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts (shredded or chopped)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 13 cup coarsely grated carrot
  • 2 cups dry chow mein noodles (can use more or less)
  • 13 cup toasted slivered almonds or 1/3 cup chopped peanuts
  • canned mandarin oranges (drained, reserve 2 teaspoons juice for the dressing)


  • Mix all dressing ingredients until well combined; refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
  • In a large bowl combine the lettuce with chicken, green onions, dry noodles, carrot and slivered almonds or chopped peanuts; mix to combine.
  • Pour on the dressing; toss to combine.
  • Top with mandarin orange segments.
  • Serve immediately.

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  1. kween_bee3
    Very good! Thank you. And the dressing was delish once it had some time to sit :) A
  2. noway
    Delicious! Great for when you want a lighter dinner and don't want to turn on the oven in the summer heat. This was very simple to put together on a busy day, the dressing was made in the morning with the added peanut butter and blended all day. I loved the crunch the chow mein noodles gave it, and the dressing really made the salad! Thanks Kittencal for another great recipe!
  3. Scrivener1
    This recipe is really all about the dressing. You can add whatever you want to the salad. I thought the dressing was bold just as it is! It is the sesame oil that makes it bold. I marinated the chicken in a comercial General Tso's marinade and cooked it in a rotisserie.
  4. SandwichQueen
    Yummy! We used spinach instead of lettuce and red peppers instead of the Chow mein noodles.
  5. Cooking Mom of 7
    My 12 year old son and I loved this. Unfortunately, the rest of my family wasn't in agreement. My 14 year old daughter liked the salad but not the dressing. My husband said it was all right and my two younger boys picked the oranges out the salad. This why I'm giving it only 4 stars. My son and I often have it for lunch especially when there's left over chicken!



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