Asian Chicken & Noodle Salad a refreshingly delicious and light meal, perfect for any occasion or day of the week. Packed with fresh flavors of lime, cucumber, apple, and chicken this easy quick meal is unforgettably good.
1Granny Smith applecut into wedges and thinly sliced
½seedless cucumbercut into thin half-moons (I used sugar snap peas from the garden instead!)
¼cupfresh mintthinly sliced (optional)
¼cupfresh lime juice about 3 limes
2tbsplight brown sugar
1red chilior ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
Prep: Start by cooking the noodles according to package directions. Then, rinse the pasta under cold water to cool, then toss with the sesame oil.
Also, core and slice the apple into thin wedges. Then, dice they cucumber into half-moon shape pieces and the scallions into thin bits as well. You will also need the chicken cooked before assembling this salad. I use a rotisserie chicken for ease, but you can also do it yourself. Here is an easy recipe for shredded chicken to try!
Make dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, sesame oil, rice vinegar, brown sugar, red chili (if using), ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Stir to combine all ingredients well.
Combine: Add the apple, cucumber, and scallions to the dressing mixture and toss to coat. Next, slice or shred the chicken and add it to the apple-cucumber mixture and toss to combine.
Lastly, add the noodles and mint to the dressing mixture and toss again to coat all the ingredients well. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Asian Chicken & Noodle Salad makes a wonderful light meal, great for a busy weekday or casual weekend evening. Packed with amazing ingredients, this easy quick meal is absolutely delicious.