Monday, February 13, 2012

A Different Kind of Chicken Salad

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This is a favorite of ours!  I don't serve this as a dinner meal, but we prefer to have it for lunch (Mr. Cardigan packs it in a covered container and I enjoy in a salad bowl) or maybe as an addition to a sandwich meal.

Chicken Salad

4 cooked & shredded chicken breasts
1 pkg. of cole slaw mix
2 cans sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 bunch green onions, sliced or chopped
1/2 C. slivered almonds
2 T. sesame seeds
2 pkgs. Ramen Chicken Noodles (cook according to directions except save the seasoning for the dressing - chop the noodles when cool)

Mix all this together in a very large bowl.

Dressing -
1/2 C. white rice vinegar
2 pkgs. seasoning (from the noodle mix)
1 C. oil
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
dash of pepper

Using a whisk - mix this all together.

Pour the dressing over the salad mixture and mix well.  Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Here is just the cole slaw mix in the bowl -

Now, the chicken, water chestnuts & green onions are added -

Rest of the salad ingredients added -

Salad ingredients all mixed together -

Dressing ingredients all whisked -

The pic at the beginning of this blog post is the dressing mixed in the salad.  I can't wait til I can try it!!  Mr. Cardigan will be surprised to have some to take in his lunch!!!!

While working on some paperwork today I learned that I can't get up even for a minute without someone claiming it as her spot --

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Zoey said...

YUM! It is amazing how good those Ramen noodle salads are!

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