Chinese Chicken Salad

One of my all time favorite light meals is Chinese Chicken Salad. I always thought it was hard to make, until my friend Emily shared her recipe with me. Wow. So easy and scrumptious. I love it! Crunchy almonds mixed with a slightly sweet, slightly tangy sauce take a plain old bag of coleslaw mix to a whole new level. Rip apart a rotisserie chicken and toss it all together for an incredibly quick and easy delicious meal! I love to make this salad to take camping as well. We take a big batch of this, throw it in the cooler and munch on it for lunch and dinner. Fantastic.

Chop a bunch of green onions and throw in a big bowl with 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken (I always just shred a rotisserie chicken), a handful of toasted sesame seeds and a 1/2 cup of almonds.

Add one bag of cole slaw mix (or a shredded head of green cabbage) and toss together.

Take out some aggression by smashing a package of ramen with a hammah! Add to the salad bowl.

Mix together the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad. Toss to combine.

I usually put the dressing on a half hour before serving for dinner because I like it with a little bite left in the cabbage. If you are a fan of truly wilted salad, you can make this 12-24 hours before serving and it will be perfect.

Chinese Chicken Salad

2 1/2 C shredded cooked chicken
1 bag cole slaw mix or a head of green cabbage
1 bunch green onions, white and green parts, sliced
1/2 C slivered almonds
2 T toasted sesame seeds
1 package ramen noodles, smashed (do not use the spice packet)


1/2 C oil
3 T seasoned rice vinegar
2 T white sugar
1 t salt

Mix all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Combine the dressing ingredients until sugar has dissolved and pour over the salad ingredients. Toss to coat. Allow to set 30 minutes – 24 hours depending on how wilted/soft you want the cabbage.


  1. Leah B. says:

    Made this for the Mother”s Day luncheon as well. Everyone loved this salad. I love how easy it was to prepare.

    • bakerlady says:

      I love love love this salad. It’s so simple and amazing. Glad you enjoyed it for Mom’s Day. Perfect occasion for it.

  2. Yummmmmm! This sounds sooooo good! 🙂 Thank you. 🙂
    Lee Ann H
    Crochet…Gotta Love It! Blog
    Crochet…Gotta Love It! Website (crochet names and rosary patterns)

    • bakerlady says:

      It is incredibly good. One of my absolute favorite summer dinners. Or lunches. Sometimes breakfast.

      • Got everything but the cabbage and green onions. Going to get these tomorrow and try it out. Thanks again. :). You have a wonderful blog. 🙂

        Lee Ann

      • bakerlady says:

        Thank you Lee Ann. That’s sweet of you to say! Enjoy the salad! 🙂


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