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.
Thanks for stopping by today and if you happened to miss Color Palette Monday, you can get to that post by clicking the image below:
Love this!!! Going to make for my bunco night w/my girlfriends. Thanks for posting!
We have twelve ladies at Bunco, would it be enough?
I would double the recipe Leticia if it’s your main entree and you should be good! Enjoy!
I have made it for a girlfriend’s gathering before and they have loved it! If you have a Cheddar’s Restaurant near you, I always pick up the honey croissants to serve with it! Otherwise, Pillsbury large croissants are good to drizzle just a little honey and butter mix.
Enjoy and thank you Karen for stopping by!
I take it that you do not cook the Ramen noodles? I am going by the photo. I have never eaten them without cooking first!
Yes, uncooked and broken up into small pieces. Once they are tossed in the dressing and chilled, they soften a tad and they are so delicious and the best part about the salad. Thanks for stopping by Cynthia
Lisa S. says
I have been reading your blog for about a year now and don’t think I’ve ever left a comment. Just wanted to say you have the best salad recipes and I can’t wait to make this one! Can’t tell you how many times I have made your Toulouse Chicken Pasta Salad and what a big hit it is, even with my picky eater, 16 year old son! He devours it. So ready for summer and a break from school–hope you have a wonderful and relaxing summer!
Aww thank you Lisa! You made my day and I’m thrilled that the Toulouse salad is a hit. We make ourselves sick on it, we can’t stop eating it! LOL! Thank you so much for sending leaving me this sweet note and I am so glad that you’re hanging out with me. Cheers Lisa!
Sounds delicious! I love poppyseed dressing so I can’t wait to give this a try. 🙂
Laura S says
I love a salad with a lot of crunch and this one sounds perfect. Cheddar’s croissants are to die for and adding them to the menu sounds like a great idea. Thank you, Cyndy, for planning my next girls day menu!!
Lois D says
I love this salad and made it again today for a cookout. (I made sure to “Pin” it this time because it took me a few minutes to google the recipe & find it again!) Highly recommend it. Also, I substituted pineapple bits for the oranges and cashews for the almonds because I had them on hand. Definitely use the Brianna’s Dressing. Delicious:)