Blending sweet and salty, crispy and creamy, this delicious international dish is a crowd pleaser for potlucks, picnics, tailgate parties, or nearly any occasion. Easy to make, Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad is likely to become a family favorite too.
First, gather the ingredients for Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- One package (2 oz) ramen noodle soup mix (chicken-flavored)
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup white wine (or white vinegar)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ teaspoon black pepper (ground)
- 2 cups white-meat chicken (cooked and diced)
- ½ cup dry-roasted peanuts
- 1/3 cup scallions (chopped)
- One large bag (1 lb.) shredded lettuce or salad mix
Follow these simple instructions to make Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over a medium heat. Add the ramen noodles and seasoning packet.
Saute this mixture for approximately two minutes before adding the sesame seeds.
Heat this scent-filled concoction for 2-3 minutes longer, until ingredients begin to turn brown and crunchy, but without scorching the ramen noodles or sesame seeds.
Remove the mixture from the heat, and let it cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl, blend the sugar, white wine, vegetable oil, and pepper. Add the chicken, peanuts, and chopped scallions. Stir all ingredients together well.
Place plenty of shredded lettuce or salad mix in an over-sized bowl. Pour the cooled chicken salad skillet mixture over the greens, and toss the entire salad well before serving.
Did you know?
The Chinese New Year begins on Sunday, February 10, marking the opening of the Year of the Snake. Why not serve up a delicious batch of Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad to mark the occasion?
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