Noodle Chicken Salad

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes
Broil: 5 Minutes


2 (3-ounce) packages chicken-flavored ramen noodle soup mix
1 (2- to 3-pound) roasted whole chicken
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup lite soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 head romaine lettuce, torn
5 green onions, sliced
Optional ingredients: 1 (10-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained; 1 cup sliced mushrooms; 1/2 cup sliced celery


Remove flavor packets from soup mixes, reserving 1 packet. Break noodles apart on baking sheet. Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 4 to 5 minutes or until browned, stirring every minute.

Pull chicken from bones, and coarsely chop; set aside.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium heat, and add almonds and sesame seeds; cook, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from skillet, and set aside.

Add remaining butter and chicken, and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Whisk together seasoning packet, oils, vinegar, and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Add lettuce, green onions, sesame seed mixture, chicken, and noodles, tossing to coat. Add optional ingredients, if desired. Serve immediately.