Oriental Chicken Salad
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 7 minutes for toasting almonds,
Total Time: about 40 minutes
1 pound of shredded chicken, (4 boneless skinless chicken breast or 1 organic rotisserie chicken)
1 box of Whole Foods Coleslaw mix (or chop 1 red, white and green cabbage head)
1 cup sliced almonds (toast them in oven, directions below)
1 package of dry ramen noodles, broken up in small pieces
1 carrot, diced into matchstick or thinly shredded
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1 bag of shelled edamame, if frozen make sure you unthaw them before you put into salad
Drizzle of EVOO for toasting almonds, ramen and sesame seeds
Salt for toasting almonds, ramen and sesame seeds
1/2 cup EVOO
1/4 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoon of soy sauce
salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
sprinkle of 5 spice powder
- Preheat oven to 400
- Trim and clean the chicken breast. Poach the chicken breast.
- On a large baking sheet add the sliced almonds, sesame seeds and broken up pieces of ramen.
- Add the EVOO and salt to the almonds, sesame seeds and ramen, make sure every piece is coated. Bake for 4 minutes and then stir and put back into oven for about 3-4 minutes, or until all pieces brown. Let cool.
- Shred chicken breast and let cool, or cut up the rotisserie chicken and add to large bowl
- Add the precut coleslaw mix, sliced carrot, toasted ingredients and edamame into large mixing bowl on top of the chicken.
- Mix all ingredients well.
- In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
- Pour over salad and enjoy! ***
***If you want the salad to keep, pour dressing over just the bowls you are eating not entire salad
Everything can be made ahead of time and you make the dressing when you are about to serve
If you want to make Gluten Free, take out the ramen and double the almonds to be toasted and use GF soy sauce.
I like to buy the Whole Foods precut coleslaw mix because it saves me time, but it is more expensive so feel free to buy the cabbage and chop it up, will add a few minutes to your prep time.