Sunday, September 1, 2013

Asian Chicken Noodle and Cabbage Salad

This is a new favorite salad.  It actually improves with age so you can make it a day in advance.
 Use 2 packets of ramen noodles.  Discard the flavor packet. Cover them with hot water until they soften and then drain them.

 For the dressing, mix 1 C. of vegetable oil, 1/2 C. sugar, 3/4 C. rice vinegar, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. black pepper and 1 tsp. sesame seeds.  I added a couple tablespoons of sesame oil and some fresh cilantro too.

 Thinly slice 1 head of cabbage and 1 red onion.  You can use green onions if you have them.

 Brown 1/2 cup if sliced almonds in 2 T. of butter.

 Add 2 cups of diced chicken.

 The almonds should just be turning golden.

 Add several shredded carrots.

 Toss it all together and serve it in big bowls.