Chinese Chicken Salad

I remember a friend of my mother’s bringing a “new” salad to one of the many potluck parties we had, and everyone raved about it. To the point that they asked her to bring it over and over and it became “her thing” for a while. 35 years later, I am wondering if we can even call this “Chinese chicken salad” out of fear of cultural appropriation!

Look for my interpretation of this card below the transcription.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Marinate 3 chicken breasts in soy sauce about an hour – Cook until tender. Cool, shred into strips.

Shred 1/2 lettuce in strips

1 bunch green onions, sliced thin

Use green [something…]

Rice noodles – toasted almonds

Toasted sesame seeds – top with red ginger strips



2 Tbsp sesame oil

1/4 c rice vinegar

1/4 c oil

Little soy sauce

Fresh ginger strips

1 tsp mustard



Mrs Marvel’s Method

Marinate the chicken & cook, shred

Use cabbage instead of lettuce, shred fine, or use 1 full bag from the grocery store

1 bunch green onions sliced thin

1 package Ramen noodles, uncooked, crushed in small pieces

Assemble in bowl for presentation: cabbage, chicken, noodle pieces, toasted almonds & red ginger strips, then sesame seeds. Pour over dressing right before serving.

If just for eating: throw everything in the bowl together, add dressing, toss & serve

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