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Szechuan Chicken Noodle Salad

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A mouthwateringly good chicken noodle salad. Packed with fresh salad vegetables, succulent chicken pieces and filling noodles all tossed together in a deliciously spicy and aromatic Szechuan salad dressing.

We just can’t get enough of this delicious chicken noodle salad. It’s super easy to make, so it’s good as a weeknight dinner recipe. So flavoursome and that dressing is just so GOOD!

And I do always make extra so I can eat it for lunch next day too. It also works great packed into lunchboxes.

Szechuan chicken noodle salad with aromatic salad dressing served on a white plate, stood on a small grey side table.

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Salad Ingredients

For the chicken noodle salad

  • 180g cooked chicken breast chunks – I buy the chargrilled chicken in packs ready to use from the supermarket.
  • 130g wheat noodles – cooked as per the packet instructions and then quickly chilled by running under a cold tap
  • 100g mixed salad leaves – I always choose a colourful pack.
  • 1 red pepper – sliced into batons
  • 1 carrot – sliced into thin ribbons
  • 4 spring onions – sliced diagonally
  • Small handful of coriander – roughly chopped

For the Szechuan salad dressing

  • 1 tsp Szechuan peppercorns – finely ground in a pestle and mortar
  • 1 clove garlic – finely grated
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • Juice of a lime
  • 1/2 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

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Equipment Needed

  • Saucepan
  • Colander
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Grater
  • Lemon juicer
  • Pestle and mortar
  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Small bowl
  • Fork
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How To Make Szechuan Chicken Noodle Salad

Okay I know… It might seem like there’s a lot of ingredients, but there’s not actually all that much cooking or preparation to do. You’ll be able to have this meal on the table in less than 20 minutes!

  • Cook and cool the noodles – cook the noodles as per the packet instructions and cool them quickly buy draining them using a colander and then rinsing them under cold running water until cold.
  • Mix up the salad dressing – add the ground Szechuan peppercorns, the garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and brown sugar to a small bowl and whisk together using a fork.
  • Assemble the chicken noodle salad – take a large mixing bowl and add in the chicken pieces, cold noodles, red pepper strips and carrot ribbons plus half the spring onions. Tip in the salad dressing and toss everything together so that all the ingredients are coated in dressing.
  • Serve – divide the salad leaves between two plates. Then tip on the chicken noodle salad and scatter over the chopped spring onions and chopped coriander.

Cooks Tip! You could also scatter over some chopped roasted peanuts or toasted sesame seeds – these both work really well with Szechuan chicken.

How To Store Chicken Noodle Salad

I store any leftover chicken noodle salad in an air tight box in the fridge and use next day.

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Yield: Serves 2

Szechuan Chicken Noodle Salad

Szechuan chicken noodle salad with aromatic salad dressing served on a white plate, stood on a small grey side table.

Delicious chicken noodle salad with a spicy aromatic salad dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

For the chicken noodle salad

  • 180g chicken breast - cooked & sliced into chunks
  • 130g wheat noodles 
  • 100g mixed salad leaves 
  • 1 red pepper - sliced into batons 
  • 1 carrot - cut into ribbons 
  • 4 spring onions - sliced diagonally 
  • Handful of coriander - roughly chopped 

For the Szechuan salad dressing

  • 1 tsp Szechuan peppercorns - finely ground in pestle and mortar 
  • 1 clove garlic 
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 lime - juiced 
  • 1/2 tbs rice wine vinegar 
  • 1 tbs sesame oil 
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Cook the noodles as per the packet instructions and cool them quickly buy draining them using a colander and then rinsing them under cold running water until cold.
  2. Mix up the salad dressing – add the ground Szechuan peppercorns, the garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and brown sugar to a small bowl and whisk together using a fork.
  3. Assemble the chicken noodle salad – take a large mixing bowl and add in the chicken pieces, cold noodles, red pepper strips and carrot ribbons plus half the spring onions. Tip in the salad dressing and toss everything together so that all the ingredients are coated in dressing.
  4. Serve – divide the salad leaves between two plates. Then tip on the chicken noodle salad and scatter over the chopped spring onions and chopped coriander.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 606mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 10gSugar: 10gProtein: 41g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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