Chopped Asian Chicken Salad – Soup weather is coming and I can’t wait, but I needed to squeeze in some last minute salad making before the soup-crazies set in.<– it’s totally a thing.
a mentally deranged person that is obsessed with a liquid dish, typically made by boiling meat, fish, or vegetables, etc., in stock or water.
Making Chopped Asian Chicken Salad
For the crunch factor we’re going old school with a package of uncooked ramen noodles. Toss aside the MSG-filled seasoning packet and break up the noodles. We’re also adding in my absolute favorite nut– Cashews! I live for these things.
This Chopped Asian Chicken Salad contains another element of crunch and flavor, which comes from some toasted sesame seeds. You can sometimes buy them already toasted, but if yours aren’t, toss them in a skillet over medium heat and let them sizzle for a few minutes until just lightly golden. This will give them added crunch as well as bring out their flavor.
The dressing is a quick mixture of oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sweet chili sauce. I use sweet chili sauce in a lot of recipes because it’s sweet, slightly spicy and adds awesome flavor. This recipe shows a picture of the bottle if you’ve never purchased it before.
Shake up that dressing to combine, pour over the salad, and give it a quick toss to mix.
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Chopped Asian Chicken Salad
An easy and delicious salad with that major "crunch factor" that we all love!
- 14 ounces coleslaw mix dressing discarded if included
- 4 cups romaine lettuce washed and chopped
- 4 whole green onions chopped
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 packet raw ramen noodles broken up
- 1/2 cup salted roasted cashews chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted
- 2-3 cup cooked chicken chopped
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss.
Place all of the dressing ingredients in a jar with a lid, shake to combine and pour over the salad.