Several years ago, (before I moved to Cali), I took a vacation out to SoCal to visit with relatives. I always loved coming out to California to visit. Little did I realize, that I too, would end up relocating out to Northern California area for my job. I do have to say I absolutely LOVE the Northern CA area. It’s beautiful and I definitely do NOT miss the snow :) Just wish all my Ohio family and friends could move out this way!
I remember my aunt making so many tasty meals during my trip like Chicken Enchiladas and a super delicious Strawberry Cake. One of my favorite recipes that she made was this one and has been on repeat in our household ever since!
It’s so easy to make. It’s a perfect recipe if you are looking for a quick lunch option. Just prep the chicken/dressing portion and keep in fridge until you are ready to eat. Then, just assemble your salad!
Fun Note: While I was in Hawaii, I happened to purchase some Won-Ton Chips from a company in Hilo (Maebo’s One-Ton Chips). Little did I know how amazing these would be on their own, let alone in this salad, I would have purchased several bags. If you ever come across these, I highly recommend. See photo below. If you click on photo – it will route to their business page!
- ¼ cup sesame seeds
- ¾ cup slivered almonds
- 1 pkg. Oriental flavor Ramen noodles
- 6 cups chopped lettuce (I prefer romaine!)
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- ¼ cup sugar
- flavor packet from Ramen noodles
- Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
- Add crushed, uncooked, ramen noodles and shredded chicken to dressing. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Toss together salad (lettuce, onions, almonds, sesame seeds). Just before serving, add chicken/dressing mix and toss.
- Other ingredients that I love to add are: mandarin oranges and wonton chips.
Tip #1: Tastes even better when it soaks with the salad a few hours later
Tip #2: Sometimes I make extra dressing, as the chicken can really soak up a lot of the dressing.
Makes roughly 3-4 servings.
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