Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad
1 head napa cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced
4 green onions, thinly siced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons toasted almonds, sliced
2 (3 ounce) packages uncooked oriental-flavor instant ramen noodles or chicken-flavored ramen noodles, crushed (save 1 seasoning mix packet for dressing)
2 cups chicken breasts, cooked and shredded or cubed
4 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup sesame oil (or 1/4 cup sesame oil and 1/4 cup cooking oil for milder flavor)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, minced (optional)
Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.
Mix all dressing ingredients and 1 Ramen noodle seasoning packet and pour over salad.
Refrigerate overnight or several hours.
Note: Also great with mandarine orange segments and sliced red onions added.