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Easy Chinese Chicken Salad with Chow Mein Noodles

Easy Chinese Chicken Salad with Chow Mein Noodles
  • Meal


  • Cusine



1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into short strips


1 tablespoon dark sesame oil

1 tablespoon canola or peanut oil

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 head iceberg lettuce or Napa cabbage, thinly sliced

1/2 sweet bell pepper, thinly sliced

3-4 scallions, sliced

1 carrot, julienned

1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped

1/2 cup roasted peanuts

Chow mein noodles, to taste

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar

1 teaspoon mustard powder

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes

2 teaspoons sugar

1/4 cup peanut or canola oil


Sauté the chicken: Heat both oils over high heat in a large sauté pan for 1 minute, then add the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds. Pat dry the chicken strips, sprinkle them with a little salt, and add them to the pan. Stir-fry the chicken over high heat until cooked through, 3-6 minutes depending on how hot your burner gets. Remove and set aside to cool. Make dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Adjust seasonings to taste. Toss salad to serve: In a large bowl, toss the chicken and salad ingredients together. Just before serving, toss with dressing and top with the chow mein noodles.