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Easy and Delicious Oriental Chicken Salad Recipe

Updated on April 26, 2012
Oriental Chicken Salad
Oriental Chicken Salad | Source

I received this recipe from a friend and next door neighbor over 25 years ago. My husband and I have frequently enjoyed this recipe ever since that time. I hope you do also.

The only reason I can see for this Chicken Salad recipe to have Oriental in its title is because chow mein noodles are a key ingredient in this recipe. Other than that, this salad does not have an oriental flavor. The noodles do add a wonderful flavor to the salad, and also add visual interest. But the best role the noodles play in this salad is to add a very satisfying crunch.

Gather together ingredients for your Oriental Chicken Salad.
Gather together ingredients for your Oriental Chicken Salad. | Source

Oriental Chicken Salad

Ingredients required:

Chop hard-boiled eggs.
Chop hard-boiled eggs. | Source

Boil the eggs, peel them, and chop. See above. Place chopped eggs in a container and store in refrigerator. Eggs will not be added until right before serving.

Fresh eggs are harder to peel than older eggs; therefore, to easily peel hard-boiled eggs use older eggs.

Chop celery.
Chop celery. | Source

Wash celery stalks, cut off ends.

Chop celery by making several cuts down the length of the celery stalk, and then cut crosswise.

Measure out 1 cup.

Thoroughly mix together chopped chicken, frozen peas and chopped celery.
Thoroughly mix together chopped chicken, frozen peas and chopped celery. | Source

Prepare chicken by deboning and chopping.

Add celery and 3/4 cup frozen peas. I use frozen peas, rather than the cooked peas the original recipe calls for. I like the flavor; they help to chill the salad quickly and they maintain their shape while mixing.

Mix well.

Add mayonnaise.
Add mayonnaise. | Source

Add 1 cup of mayonnaise and mix well to coat all ingredients.

Place in refrigerator to chill.

Stir to coat all ingredients.
Stir to coat all ingredients. | Source
Stir in chow mein noodles and chopped eggs right before serving.
Stir in chow mein noodles and chopped eggs right before serving. | Source

Stir in can of chow mein noodles and eggs right before serving.Enjoy!

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    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Sharyn - I hope you have a chance to try this and enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks so much!

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Cindy ~ I believe that Chinese noodles definitely make this oriental. This look great and something I need to try. Thanks!


    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Movie Master - I am anxious to hear how you like it once you give it a try. I hope you like it as much as we do.

      jodiejay71 - knowing you, I am almost sure that you will enjoy this.

      Thanks to both of you for stopping by. I appreciate it so much!

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      7 years ago

      I am making this soon! I know I'll enjoy it..sounds great!

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      This looks so delicious, we have already decided we are having it on Saturday when my son comes for lunch, thank you!

      Voted up.

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Ardie - I hope you and the kids enjoy this one. You will have to return and let me know. It doesn't have many ingredients, but now that you have made me think about it, every ingredient provides a different texture that you do notice as you eat it. Now I am ready to make it again!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      PurvisBobbi44 - I look forward to hearing how you like the recipe when you try it this weekend. When I take pictures while making my recipe hubs, I take lots of them and only select a few to use. Thanks so much!

      DonnaCosmato - A desperation dinner .... hmmmm... not sure how to take that. But yes, this is a good and easy one to cook in a pinch. LOL

      RTalloni - I was happy to share with my friends!

      Thank all of you for stopping by and taking time to share your thoughts!

    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      teaches12345 - I hope you like it once you have had a chance to make it. You are right, though, the tried and true recipes are often the best.

      Alocsin - sorry about that. Do you think I need to put a warning label on the hub?

      Marcy - I hope you have a chance to enjoy this recipe soon. if you like chow mein noodles, you will love this!

      Jackie Lynnley - Hope you enjoy it!

      mary615 - It's okay to have spoiled pets. I think that's what they're for - spoiling. I look forward to hearing how you like this recipe.

      Thanks to all of your for stopping by and commenting!

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      7 years ago from Neverland

      I love chicken salad anyways - and I am a texture eater. So you add in those noodles for a crunchy taste and I will be in heaven! I cant wait to try this. I know the kids will love it too - which makes this recipe an instant addition to my recipe book :)

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      7 years ago

      Nice looking recipe that should go together quickly. Thanks much for sharing your friend's chicken salad recipe!

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      Donna Cosmato 

      7 years ago from USA

      I love recipes with just a few ingredients that are easy and quick to prepare. I'm bookmarking this as one of my desperation dinners and voting it up!

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      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      7 years ago from Florida


      I am hungry now. Thanks for this great hub, I am going to make this recipe this weekend. The photos are great also, sometimes food picture do not turn out well--or it could be me--who knows.

      Anyway, I voted useful and interesting.

      Your Hub Friend,


    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Dexter - I certainly hope you enjoy this salad as much as my husband and I do. Thanks so much for the up, up and away!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Well, you can bet I'll be making this salad! I always have cooked chicken cause I cook it for my spoiled little dog, Baby. This really does look and sound wonderful. I like those noodles on top of a lot different dishes. I like the crunch. Thanks for this one. I voted it UP, etc.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      7 years ago from the beautiful south

      This does look so good and I love dishes with crunch which I know this has! Great recipe.


    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      I would assume that a small amount of rice or pasta could be replaced for the chow mein noodles, but the chow mein noodles do have a distinctive taste.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      7 years ago from Planet Earth

      This looks fantastic! I love the flavors it combines, and I have been thinking of oriental chicken dishes lately, so I must have been meant to read this. I love the crunch of chow mien noodles!

      Voted up and awesome, interesting and useful, and SHARED with my followers!

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I read this way before dinner time, and the pictures aren't helping my hunger pangs. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      The tried and true recipes always make for a great meal. This looks like one that has a good variety of ingredients and so yummy to eat. Thanks for sharing.

    • Dexter Yarbrough profile image

      Dexter Yarbrough 

      7 years ago from United States

      You know what I love!!! I could eat Oriental (or whatever name) Chicken Salad all day, every day!

      Thank you so much for sharing your neighbor's recipe! And the photos are fabulous and very helpful.

      Hey, hey hey - Oriental Chicken Salad - voted up, up and away!

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      7 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Seems like it's very easy to make, and looks delicious too! Have to make it! Wonder if I can replace the chow main noodles with something else..... I guess that's the main ingredient to make it Oriental! :)


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