Easy Yummy Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Yummy Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Easy Yummy Chinese Chicken Salad

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Original recipe makes 10 to 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and ramen noodle flavor packets. Bring dressing to the point of boiling, remove from heat and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, lettuce, green onions, broken noodles, chicken and almonds.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 02, 2005

I make this all the time for my family when I have leftover roast chicken. I use the following substitutions: Peanut oil instead of vegetable oil, leftover roast chicken instead of canned chicken and toasted sesame seeds instead of almonds with a little sesame oil sprinkled on to taste. Everyone always raves about it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

It was okay. I would have preferred a sweeter dressing as well. The dressing was just okay, on the bland side. I added canned mandarins to wake up the flavor along with some chow mein noodles to give it a crunch. Was pretty good but I've tried other chinese salads that had more of an oriental flavor.

May 20, 2006

First off, using pre-shredded cabbage and a bag of salad mix saved me a lot of time! I made the recipe following the directions but omitted the cilantro because I didn't have any on hand. When I tasted it, it was a very savory taste as opposed to a sweet and sour taste you would expect. I sprinkled sugar over it and kept mixing it in until it tasted the way I liked it. It worked very well. Some reviewers have commented that it is too oily. I used a large bag of cabbage and a small bag of salad mix. It was not oily at all this way. IF you are afraid it might be too oily for you, add a little dressing at a time to suit your taste. Overall, a tasty and easy salad! P.S. So I'm eating this salad and thinking to myself, "Gee, I wonder if adding mandarine oranges would be good?". So I frantically look through the cupboard for oranges and to my dismay there are none. However, there is a can of pineapple. So I added a whole can plus some juice, and wow! This is now a FIVE STAR SALAD!!!

Jan 25, 2004

Excellent recipe. I tried it for the first time at my first office potluck for Valentine's Day and everyone who tried it absolutely loved it. I used red cabbage for more color and I added a can of drained water chestnuts because I had it in the cupboard.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe turned out very well. I used only 1/2 cup of vegetable oil along with 1/4 cup sesame oil to give it a more oriental flavor. I also tossed in some toasted sesame seeds.

Jul 04, 2006

Great tasting salad!! I used leftover grilled chicken instead of canned and added 2 tsp of sesame oil to the dressing. I did not have any cilantro or almonds so I substituted unsalted peanuts YES peanuts and it was wonderful. The taste and textures are very satisfying. I served it with individual plates of seasonal fruit and got rave reviews. My 4 year old ate it and that is saying alot.. Even better the next day even though there was only 1 small serving left... TRY THIS

Jan 25, 2004

I made this recipe for me and my husband and we both loved it. I didn't add the onions or cilantro. I substituted the canned chicken for cooked and cubed skinless boneless chicken breast. I added some chow mein noodles and it was great!

Jan 25, 2004

This was pretty good but I would have preferred a slightly sweeter dressing. It was also a little salty.


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  • Calories
  • 423 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.6 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Fiber
  • 6.7 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 712 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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