Sweet & Sour Mandarin Chicken Salad (Ramen Crunch Delight)

Let’s talk about a yummy Sweet & Sour Chicken Salad! First, cook some chicken – I grilled mine and put it aside. Then, check out all those colourful veggies below that make this salad super cool!

What makes this salad so awesome? Well, it’s full of flavour! The chicken adds yumminess, and the veggies give it a nice crunch. Plus, it’s healthy too!

Now, a good sweet and sour sauce is key for the special sauce. I used a store-bought sauce to keep it easy, but you can make your own. Just make sure it’s not too sweet or sour. This sauce makes everything taste fantastic, bringing all the flavours together perfectly. You’re going to love it!

Sweet and Sour Chicken Salad Recipe

Sweet and Sour Chicken Salad Recipe

This yummy sweet and sour chicken salad is perfect for a quick, tasty dinner. It's got chicken, crunchy veggies, and a tangy dressing. Plus, it's dairy-free and gluten-free! It's super easy to make, doesn't cost much. Adding chicken makes it taste delicious, and the veggies add a satisfying crunch. And the best part? It's healthy too! Give it a try for sure!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 385 kcal


  • Large miing bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Mixing spoon


For Salad:

  • 5-6 cups Cooked chicken chopped
  • 6 cups chopped Spring Lettuce Mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped Purple cabbage
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Green onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced Water Chestnuts
  • 16 ounces drained Mandarin oranges
  • 1/2 cup Slivered Almonds
  • 2 packages Snack Ramen noodles (don't use the sauce packet)


  • 2 tbsp Sweet & sour sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp Soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup seasoned Rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper


  • Put chicken, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, green onions, water chestnuts, Mandarin oranges, and almonds in a big bowl. Keep it aside.
  • Crush the Ramen noodles and add them to the salad just before you serve it.

Sweet & Sour Chicken Salad Dressing:

  • Mix all dressing ingredients in a shaker bottle or blender until smooth.


  • To add more carbs and fibre, mix in cooked rice or quinoa.
  • For extra crunch and flavour, add chopped peanuts or cashews.
  • If you like it spicy, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories385 kcal
Saturated Fat4g

How Should I Keep Sweet & Sour Chicken Salad Fresh?

How Should I Keep Sweet & Sour Chicken Salad Fresh?

You can keep sweet and sour chicken salad fresh by Keeping it sealed in the fridge and using it within 2-3 days.

How Do I Chop the Chicken?

Use a sharp knife to cut it into small pieces or use a food processor, but don’t chop it too much. We prefer bite-size pieces.

Can I Use Different Types of Chicken?

Yes, you can use canned or rotisserie chicken, just chop or shred it first.

How Should I Serve the Salad?

Serve it from the big salad bowl with Sweet & Sour dressing or try honey mustard or vinaigrette. Experiment to find your favourite!

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