Abby & Nancy’s Oriental Chicken Salad

Submitted by Nancy Echikson:

This is a different (non-mayonnaise based) chicken salad.  The hot dressing wilts the cabbage and makes the most delicious salad.  My friend Abby gave me this recipe so I call it “Abby’s Oriental Chicken Salad”

 Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 Napa cabbage – sliced crosswise
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced
  • 1 pack LaChoy Chow Mein Noodles
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 3-4 poached chicken breasts – cooled and chopped

 Dressing Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Chop cabbage and onions.  Lightly toast Chow mein noodles, sesame seeds and almonds in a saute pan.  Mix with cabbage, onions and chicken in a large bowl. Put all dressing ingredients into a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil, then boil 1 minute stirring frequently. Pour hot dressing over salad.  To serve later, store greens, chicken and sesame seed mixture separately.  Combine before serving and add hot dressing. (Note -Napa cabbage is the kind that looks more like romaine lettuce than iceberg lettuce) .