Although I'm enjoying my freezer stash of meals at the moment, I'm trying to extend with some really fast, simple meals that I can prepare either ahead of time or right before dinner. We really like this recipe, and it comes together in about five minutes. Add some bread--even toast will do--and the meal is complete.
This salad is excellent prepared ahead of time: just add the crushed noodles right before serving if you want them to be crunchy. This also makes a great summer meal, as there is no cooking required.
Chinese Chicken Salad
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 package ramen noodles
- 1 can chicken, drained, or 3 chicken thighs, cooked and shredded
- 1 bag coleslaw mix (or 6 cups shredded cabbage and 2 shredded carrots)
- In a small bowl, mix vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, and ramen seasoning packet.
- In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix, chicken, and crushed ramen noodles.
- Toss with dressing.