Chinese Chicken & Noodle Salad

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Serving size 4
Total Time

Ingredients

3 oz low-fat ramen-noodle soup mix (see Note)¼ cup slivered almonds1 Tbsp sesame seed1 ½ tsp canola oil1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed3 1/4-inch-thick slices fresh ginger½ tsp salt3 Tbsp orange juice3 Tbsp cider vinegar5 tsp reduced-sodium soy sauce5 tsp sugar¾ tsp toasted sesame oil2 cup shredded green cabbage1 medium carrot, shredded3 scallion, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Crumble ramen noodles onto a large rimmed baking sheet (discard seasoning packet). Add almonds, sesame seeds and canola oil; toss to coat. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir, then bake until the noodles are golden brown, about 5 minutes more. Let cool on the pan on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, place chicken in a medium skillet or saucepan with water to cover. Add ginger and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 165°F, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board to cool. Using forks, shred into bite-size pieces. (Discard the poaching liquid.)
  4. Meanwhile, combine orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil in a small bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid. Whisk or shake until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Just before serving, combine the shredded chicken, cabbage, carrot and scallions in a large bowl. Add the toasted noodle mixture and the dressing; mix well.

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate the vegetables, toasted noodle mixture, chicken and dressing in separate containers for up to 1 day. Toss together just before serving.

Tip: Ramen noodles, usually packaged with a seasoning mix to make instant soup, are a convenient and seemingly healthful product. But what you may not realize is that the noodles have been deep-fried. A serving of the soup contains 8 grams of fat. Look for baked ramen, with only 1 gram of fat per serving. Be sure to check the label so you know what you're buying.

Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 399 10%
  • Calories from fat 108 10%
  • Total Fat 12gm 32%
  • Saturated Fat 2gm 4%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5gm 23%
  • Sodium 558mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 30gm 18%
  • Fiber 4gm
  • Protein 41gm
  • Cholesterol 96mg
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dinner, Healthy, Low Calorie, Chicken, Pasta, Chinese, Easy, Chinese New Year, Picnic

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