Asian chicken salad is a delicious blend of cabbages, chicken and crunchy ramen noodles. It gets extra flavor from sesame seeds, almond slices and mandarin oranges and is perfect when you want something different from the usual chicken salad recipe. It makes a lot of food, so you can enjoy leftovers the next day — perfect for meal prep! I misplaced the original recipe when I first wrote this post, and just updated it since I very luckily found the original when we moved.
It's sweet, savory, refreshing, and extremely crunchy. I'm a huge sucker for iceberg lettuce. The exact origin of "Chinese Chicken Salad" is unknown. However, legend has it that it was invented in the s at Madam Wu's in Los Angeles because Cary Grant requested it. The salad itself is much more American than it is Chinese. The almonds can be easily swapped for cashews or roasted peanuts.
This ramen noodle Chinese chicken salad recipe is super flavorful and I love how easy it is to make! With all of the chicken in this salad, you can serve it as the main dish or a side dish. It is a great salad to take to a potluck or BBQ too — it will feed a crowd!
Change up your usual boring salad with this crispy and flavorful Chinese Chicken Salad recipe! Made with crunchy napa cabbage, crispy ramen noodles and a delicious asian dressing this salad will become a weeknight staple and family favorite. I have to say, I think I came pretty darn close.