Tuesday Treats: Asian Chicken, Cabbage and Noodle Salad

It’s hot. When it’s hot, I hate heating up the kitchen–mainly because we’re on a metered system with peak hours that don’t end until after time to start dinner. This is quick and easy, fairly filling, and keeps things chill. Please note that my adaptations are in brackets.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 10 min.
Servings: 4 servings, 2 cups each

Combine cabbage and noodles in this fabulous-looking salad. This Asian Chicken, Cabbage and Noodles Salad is oh so easy to make, thanks to a few key ingredients.

What You Need
1 pkg. (3 oz.) ramen noodle soup mix
1 pkg. (14 oz.) coleslaw blend (cabbage slaw mix)
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
4 green onions, diagonally sliced
1/3 cup PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts
1/2 cup KRAFT Lite Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter

Make It
Break Noodles into small pieces in large bowl. Add coleslaw blend, chicken, onions and nuts; mix lightly. Discard Seasoning Packet from soup mix or reserve for another use. [As near as I could figure, this recipe calls for using uncooked Ramen noodles. I guess the noodles soak up the dressing? Anyway, I’ve never made it that way. I cook the noodles because NOODLES!]

Beat peanut butter and dressing with whisk until blended. Add to salad; mix lightly.

As long as you aren’t allergic to peanuts, this is a fairly healthy and yummy quick lunch or dinner for those hot summer days. For all the nutritutional info, CLICK HERE to go to the Kraft recipe site. I checked with the characters and I couldn’t get any of the guys to admit that they would eat this. The kids all turned up their noses, too. However, the Bee Dubyas are all, “Heck yeah! We love this!” For those unfamiliar, the Bee Dubyas are the Barron Wives (as in the BWs). 😉 Roxie Rowland Barron from REDEEMED BY THE COWGIRL was the one who introduced the other wives to this dish. If you haven’t yet, you should read the whole Red Dirt series, but especially REDEEMED because it’s a finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards. You can get a copy from all the on-line retailers and on the Harlequin site. To find those buy links, check out the RED DIRT page by clicking the cover or by clicking on the tab at the top of the page.

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Asian Chicken, Cabbage and Noodle Salad

  1. Not my kinda thing, but I can totally see the Red Dirt ladies digging into this. =o)

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