Sunday, July 13, 2008

Nancy's Asian Chicken Salad

Nancy's Asian Chicken SaladNancy is my aunt and she made this salad years ago for a family picnic and the crowd went wild. It's really about the tastiest salad I've ever had--probably because of the noodles, I'm a sucker for noodles.

Anyway, it's a terrific potluck creation and is nice and cool on a hot summer day. I make it all the time and never get tired of it.

3 packages Top Ramen, broken in pieces and cooked
2 grated carrots
3-4 green onions, sliced
1 cup peanuts
3-4 chicken breasts, grilled and sliced

For dressing:
1 cup rice vinegar
8 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons sesame oil
4 minced garlic cloves

Combine all of the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a bottle and shake to mix. Pour the dressing over the salad and you're good to go.


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MizFit said...

how SAD is it that I read this and thought YUM AND EASY? IM IN.

as were it just YUM I mightcould be OUT.

if youd ever wanna do a GUEST CHEF THURSDAY up in my neck of the internet let me know!


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Those packaged ramen noodles are great -- just throw away the seasoning packet that comes with them (pure salt, and often with MSG added), and the noodles are very all-purpose.

Average Jane said...

Looks great! I'm definitely trying this one.

beth - total mom haircut said...

You had me at Ramen had me at Ramen noodles.

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~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

This sounds truly scrumptious!

Heather said...

YAY for this recipe - I actually have all the ingredients and am making it tonight. Thanks!!!

Randy and Ally said...

I love salads in the summer. Being pregnant few things have sounded good in a long time (to my poor husbands frustration) but this sounds delicious, so I'll have to whip it up!

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Looks tasty - I'm going to try it.

Janet said...

I'm trying this this week. I actually have all the ingredients in the house already!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

My mom makes this often, and I could eat the bowl.

Courtney said...

I tried this and LOVED it! My neice was just adopted from S. Korea and she wasn't eating many things, so I was thrilled that she liked my dish. Must've reminded her of home.