Asian Chicken Salad Ramen Noodles Recipes


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Asian chicken salad ramen noodles is a popular dish made in Asia. Here are two recipes to make this delightful dish.

Recipe 1

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Such a satisfying, crunchy salad recipe that’s perfect for a dinner or potlucks! It’s loaded with freshness and finished with a perfectly seasoned dressing. 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts , cooked and shredded or chopped
  • 2 (3 oz) pkgs. dry ramen , seasoning packet discarded
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage (12 oz, chop into thin shreds)*
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage (5 oz, chop into thin shreds)
  • 1 large carrot peeled and chopped into matchsticks (3/4 cup)
  • 4 green onions , sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce (not low-sodium)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried ginger
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Crumble ramen into small pieces and place on baking sheet along with almonds, spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven until golden, tossing once halfway through baking, about 6 – 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a mixing bowl whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until well blended while seasoning with salt to taste, set aside.

To a large bowl add green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots, green onions, chicken, toasted ramen and almonds and sesame seeds. Drizzle dressing over top and toss to evenly coat. Serve right away for crunchiest results.

Notes

  • If desired, you can also use a 16 oz coleslaw mix in place of the cabbages and carrot. I just prefer the freshly chopped for this recipe, plus the mixes are skimpy on the purple cabbage.
  • If you want a little more depth of flavor, you could add just a bit of sesame oil to the dressing.

Recipe 2

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts (depending on the amount of chicken you like)
  • 1 head cabbage, shredded or chopped
  • 1 bunch green onion, finely chopped (or to taste)
  • 2 (2 1/2 ounce) packages slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 packages Top Ramen noodles or 2 packages other ramen-type soup
  • 3 tablespoons oil

Dressing

  • 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil or 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 1⁄2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 4 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Prepare dressing and set aside.
  • Smash noodles of Top Ramen (discard seasoning packets) and brown over medium heat in 3 tbs oil.
  • Once noodles have begun to slightly brown, add slivered almonds.
  • If you start to brown the Ramen and almonds at the same time, the almonds will burn before the Ramen browns.
  • Once the ramen noodles have turned a dark golden brown, remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine cabbage, green onions, chicken and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.
  • Add the ramen/almond mixture and stir well.
  • Add dressing and stir to coat.
  • I generally prepare the dressing right before serving.
  • If it sits in the refrigerator too long, it gets very thick and won’t remix well.
  • Also, this amount of dressing is just the right amount to give the salad a good coating.
  • If you are one of those who likes more dressing, I would recommend making 1/2 batch of extra dressing.
  • If you plan on eating this left over, keep in mind that the noodles will not stay crunchy.
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