This is my go to favorite recipe when needing to serve a crowd! It is perfect for graduation parties, baby showers, bridal showers, summer barbecues, you name it, if there’s a crowd this is the perfect dish. I grew up eating this classic Chinese Chicken Salad. My mom made a version of this every summer that I can remember growing up. I have since adapted the recipe to make it my own and not only is it delicious, it is so easy to throw together. Even the most novice cook can make this recipe. I promise you will impress everyone at your event with this salad!
- Make this salad a couple hours before you are wanting to serve it. It tastes best when it has sat in the fridge for a couple hours so that all the flavors can meld and the dressing can soak into every nook and cranny of the salad.
- My favorite hack for this salad is using 1/2 package of precooked rotisserie chicken from Costco. It saves so much time!
Chinese Chicken Salad
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 24 1x
Chinese Chicken Salad a crowd favorite! This salad is great for serving at large gatherings. A crunchy refreshing mix of cabbage, red cabbage, cilantro, green onions, crushed Ramen noodles and almonds tossed in a sweet Asian dressing.
For the salad:
- 1/2 large cabbage, sliced into very thin strips
- 1/4 red cabbage, sliced into very thin strips
- 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped fine
- 1 cup slivered almonds
- 3 packets Ramen noodles, crushed (reserve 2 of the seasoning packets)
- 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
For the dressing:
- 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2/3 cup rice vinegar
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 packets Chicken flavored Top Ramen packets
- In a very large bowl add all salad ingredients and toss to combine.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients until sugar is dissolved and everything is combined.
- Pour the dressing evenly over top of the salad and toss everything together until all of the salad is coated in dressing.
- Salad is best served after sitting in the fridge for an hour or two but can be served immediately when in a pinch.
Keywords: Chinese Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad, Asian Salad, Ramen Noodle Salad, Chinese Salad, Cabbage Salad, Potluck Recipe, Recipe for a crowd, Potluck
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