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Japanese Chicken Salad Recipe

Japanese Chicken Salad

This easy Japanese Chicken Salad features shredded chicken tossed with mixed greens, Chinese noodles, almonds, and sesame seeds and a delicious rice wine vinaigrette.
Course Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Servings 4


  • 2 broiler chickens
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 3/4 head lettuce
  • 2 stalks green onions
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds toasted
  • 3 cups chinese noodles (crispy)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar or 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon MSG (umami seasoning)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a stock pot put the chicken, bouillon, ginger and enough water to cover.
  • When the chicken is done, debone and shred. Discard broth.
  • In a large bowl, put the lettuce, chicken, noodles, green onions, almonds, and seasame seeds.
  • Prepare the dressing. It may be prepared ahead of time.
  • Prior to serving add the dressing and mix well.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Optional: Mandarin oranges


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Photo courtesy of jjsegota

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