Japanese Chicken Salad with Crispy Noodles

When it comes to salad, people can prepare and mix various ingredients depending on their choice and taste. There are salads composed of green leafy vegetables suitable for vegetarians, fruit salads, and vegetable salads mixed with meat, seafood, and egg. Salads are common dishes in various countries across the world. If you are into Japanese foods, here is a delicious Japanese version of vegetable salad with crispy noodles.

Ingredients:

  • 2 broiler chicken

  • 2 broth or bouillon cubes

  • ¼ teaspoon ginger

  • water for boiling

Salad Mix

  • ¾ head lettuce

  • 2 green onions

  • ½ cup almonds, roasted

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds, toasted

  • 3 cups crispy noodles

Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar (or 1/4 lemon juice)

  • ½ cup EVOO or extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon Ajinomoto (msg)

  • A dash of Umami and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Put the broiler chicken in a stock pot, cover with enough water then add ginger and bouillon.

  2. Put on high heat and boil until chicken become tender.

  3. When done, turn off heat and wait for the heat to cool off.

  4. Debone the chicken and shred the meat.

  5. Set aside first the shredded chicken meat first then prepare the salad mix.

  6. In a large salad bowl, mix lettuce, green onion, sesame seeds, almonds, and crispy noodles.

  7. Add the shredded chicken meat.

  8. In another bowl, prepare the salad dressing.

  9. Combine sugar, rice wine vinegar, or lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, Ajinomoto, salt and pepper.

  10. Mix well then pour the dressing to the salad mix.

  11. Combine the ingredients well.

  12. Serve dish immediately.

Total cooking and preparation time for this dish is 1 hour and 20 minutes, and can yield 6 up to 8 servings. You can share this delectable dish with friends and loved ones. With ajinomoto added, it will truly bring out the flavors of this dish.

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