Char’s Chinese Chicken Salad

adapted from the recipe given to me by Char Zola


4 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts
6 oz. Soy Vey Teriyaki (or any brand of Teriyaki sauce you have on hand)
3 oz. Chow Mein noodles
1 head lettuce
1 bunch scallions, finely chopped
.75 oz. sesame seeds, toasted
4 oz. sliced almonds, toasted


½ c. olive oil
4 T. sugar
6 T. red wine vinegar
1 t. coarse salt
1 t. freshly ground pepper


1. Marinate the chicken in teriyaki for 3-4 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350. Bake chicken for about 40 minutes, or until tender. Cube meat and set aside.
3. Break lettuce into bite size pieces and place them on the bottom of a large serving bowl. On top of that, layer the chicken, scallions, toasted sesame seeds, almonds and noodles.
4. Combine all dressing ingredients, pour over the salad and toss all the ingredients together.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This recipe is delicious and flexible. Feel free to add any other ingredients you would like, there are many variations that would be delicious. I love that this doesn’t require mayonnaise, it makes it easier to transport and I never worry about it getting rancid.

Naptime Stopwatch

The preparation time for this takes about 1 hour from the time the chicken goes in the oven. It is a great use of time during naptime, you’ll have lunch or dinner for several days!

Naptime Reviews

My daughter came around to the teriyaki flavor after I separated out the green onions. Everyone on our picnic loved it.

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