I hope you guys are having a great week so far! We are just two weeks for school being out! Can you believe that?!?
I haven’t shared a recipe in awhile and this weekend, I made one of my all-time favorite salads and I thought I would share it with you today. Over the years, I have tweaked, added shortcuts and additions to this wonderful salad and if you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner idea, this is a great option.
I have been making Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad for decades and it’s one of my family’s favorite salads. It’s a great side salad, or a main dish or for a large gathering because it takes less than 20 minutes to make. It can be made ahead of time as well (add the dressing at the last minute).
What makes this salad so quick and easy is that you can use a cooked rotisseri chicken and just chop almost every ingredient and toss it all with a jar of Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing:
The yummiest part of this salad is the uncooked Ramen Noodles that you just crush in the package and throw in the mix.
This is one of those recipes that you can adjust, tweak and add variations based on what you like. So here’s the recipe:
Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad
Serves 6-8 small side salads or 4-6 large entree salads
4 Cups Cabbage Chopped
4 Cups Iceberg Lettuce Chopped
3 Green Onions Chopped
2 1/2 Cups Chopped (or shredded) Rotisserie Chicken
1 Cup Slivered Almonds
2 15 0z Cans of Mandaran Oranges
2 Packages of Uncooked Ramen Noodles- (Broken up into small pieces) (just the noodles, not the flavor packet)
1 12 oz. Jar of Brianna’s Rich Poppy Seed Dressing (I use about 2/3rds of the jar)
2 chopped avocados (optional)
Chop all ingredients (except oranges,avocados and Dressing) and lightly toss together. Add about 2/3rds of the jar of dressing and thoroughly mix. Lightly fold in the oranges and avocados. I like to chill the salad about 30 minutes before serving.
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