Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cabbage Chicken Salad (aka Chinese Chicken Salad)

I used to love this kind of salad.  It was always present at all the missionary farewells we would go to.  That was pretty much the only time I ate it.  I've tried different recipes in the past, and it always seemed like one of those dishes that were better when someone else made it.  Then my friend gave me this recipe and I love it!  And it's pretty simple. 

Cabbage Chicken Salad
Half a head of cabbage chopped (red or green or a combination)
1/2 C. Green onions
Small bag slivered almonds
1 T. Sesame seeds
1 bag Ramen Noodles (just the noodles- not cooked- broken up, I only use like 1/2 - 2/3 of the package)
2 Chicken Breasts cooked and chopped
Teriaki marinade (I use Maui Mountain Teriyaki Marinade, but you could also use KC Masterpeice honey teriyaki)

1/2 C. oil (I just olive oil, and a little less than 1/2 C)
3 T. Rice Wine Vinegar
1 T. Sugar
Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together.

Chop up the cabbage and put in a large bowl. Add the Green onions, almonds, and sesame seeds. (I like to toast the almonds and sesame seeds- it actually adds alot of flavor- I just toss them around in the saute pan on the oven before I cook the chicken). Cut up the chicken and cook. Then saute in the marinade. Add to the cabbage. Then pour on your dressing. Lastly add the broken up Ramen noodles!