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Chicken cabbage salad.

Crunchy Ramen Noodles Chinese Chicken Salad with Dressing

This classic Chinese chicken salad made with a sesame oil, soy sauce dressing, and topped with crunchy ramen noodles is a family favorite! It’s perfect for sharing, and can be made ahead for picnics, potlucks, and BBQs! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Servings 6 people
Calories 357 kcal


  • large mixing bowl


Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup canola oil or neutral oil
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste


  • To toast the almonds and ramen noodles, heat a medium pan on medium heat and toast, for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Combine cabbage, chicken and green onions in a large serving bowl.
  • For the dressing, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the canola oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar and salt. Mix well.
  • Pour dressing over salad and stir to combine.
  • Top with toasted almonds, ramen noodles and sesame seeds right before serving.


*Nutritional information is an estimate only. Accuracy for nutritional information for recipes on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Add mandarin oranges for extra flavor and a nice, bright acidity. 
  • Best to dress the Asian chicken salad when ready to serve. 
  • To store leftovers, the salad keeps overnight with salad dressing but ramen noodles and almonds will not stay crunchy. 
  • If you like colorful salads, mix the green cabbage with red cabbage. 


Serving: 6peopleCalories: 357kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 17gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 763mgPotassium: 470mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 168IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 121mgIron: 2mg
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