Asian Chicken Salad

Ever have one of those recipes that once you started making it you just knew it was going to be a keeper? This Asian Chicken Salad is one of those. I received a cookbook (one of those compilation kind) over 10 years ago. One of the first recipes in the salad section was for an Asian Slaw, which I made as a side dish to chicken.
Asian Chicken Slaw Salad
As time went by, I realized that I could just turn this into a quick meal, perfect for summertime camping trips, or just one of those days you don't feel like cooking. This past weekend, we spent a good chunk of Friday cleaning and purging the house of excess stuff and junk. I was in no mood to put together a full meal. I simply put some chicken breasts in the crockpot to cook for the day, mixed up the slaw salad and went back to work. When we were about an hour away from dinnertime, I took out the chicken, shredded it and added it to the slaw salad to chill until we were ready to eat. Easy peasy!
Asian Chicken Slaw Salad
Asian Chicken Salad 

3-4 small chicken breasts cooked and shredded
2 packages Ramen noodle soup (any flavor will work...I typically use chicken flavor)
2 (8 1/2 oz.) packages slaw mix
1 cup toasted almonds
1 cup sunflower kernels
4-5 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup vinegar

Crush ramen soup noodles and mix with the slaw mix. Sprinkle almonds, sunflower kernels and green onions over the top. In separate bowl, whisk together, chicken flavor packets from Ramen noodles, sugar, oil and vinegar. Pour over the top of the salad. Cover and chill for a couple of hours. Add in the  cooked and shredded chicken. Chill for another hour. Toss before serving.

This recipe is also great for gatherings. Without the added chicken, this is a perfect side dish for those backyard barbecues and pool parties!

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11 comments:

  1. I've been on an Asian kick lately, and this sounds so good. For GF I'll substitute the noodles with rice noodles. Thanks for sharing, and I've pinned!

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  2. This sounds so good Nici! Perfect for summer~
    Jenna

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  3. This sounds great! Even before I got to the bottom of your post, I was thinking how great this would be for our group lunch after church each week! I'll be taking it soon and see how everyone likes it. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is on my short list of awesome things to make!!!!

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  5. I'm gonna have to pin this to try it. Thanks for sharing it!! Sounds and looks really good !!

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  6. Hi Nici,
    I love the addition of sunflower kernels and almonds to such an easy dish. Great recipe!
    Visiting from Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop this morning. Have a great day.

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  7. This sounds delicious and simple is perfect for our busy schedules! I will be featuring this at What We Accomplished Wednesday tomorrow evening. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

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  8. This sounds delicious Nici, and perfect for my family on the go! I will be featuring this at What We Accomplished Wednesday tomorrow evening. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah

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