Crunchy Chicken Salad - seriously the best chicken salad EVER! SO different, but crazy good! Chicken, broccoli slaw, red apple, sunflower kernels, dried cranberries, green onions, red bell pepper, slivered almonds, ramen noodles, tossed in vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar, and ramen seasoning. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes a ton - great for a party!
2(3-oz)packages chicken-flavor ramen noodles
1(12-oz)package broccoli slaw
1Red Delicious apple, cored and diced
1cupsweetened dried cranberries
1bunchgreen onions, chopped
1red bell pepper, chopped
1rotisserie chicken, deboned and chopped
Whisk together the contents of the ramen seasoning packets, oil, vinegar and sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the broccoli slaw, apple, sunflower kernels, dried cranberries, green onions, bell pepper, almonds and chicken. Add the dressing, toss to coat.
Crush the uncooked ramen noodles and add to salad just before serving. Toss to coat.
The base of this salad is a bag of broccoli slaw. This was my first time using broccoli slaw, and I loved it! I found the broccoli slaw in the produce section near the other types of slaw. I couldn't find it at my grocery store, but Target carried the slaw in their produce section.
This recipe uses almonds and sunflower kernels. I bought both of the nuts at Trader Joe's. Nuts are SO stinkin' expensive at my grocery store! They charge over $6 for a teeny tiny bag. Nope! The almonds and sunflower kernels are very reasonably priced at Trader Joe's. They are also pretty well priced at Fresh Market or Whole Foods.