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Ramen-Veggie Chicken Salad

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.

Makes

2 servings

Like a salad with plenty of crunch? Then this refreshing recipe is sure to please. Toasted noodles, almonds and sesame seeds provide the crunchy topping. The chicken makes it a main dish. —Linda Gearhart, Greensboro, North Carolina
Ramen-Veggie Chicken Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ramen noodles
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast half (6 ounces)
  • 4 cups shredded Chinese or napa cabbage
  • 1/2 large sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, oil, vinegar and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute; set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, break noodles into small pieces (save seasoning packet for another use). In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add the noodles, almonds and sesame seeds; cook and stir until lightly toasted, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 170°, 4-6 minutes on each side.
  4. Meanwhile, arrange the cabbage, red pepper, onions and carrot on 2 serving plates. Slice chicken; place on salad. Top with noodle mixture; drizzle with dressing.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 865 calories, 53g fat (11g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 7g fiber), 29g protein.

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