This recipe is my VERY favorite; I've had it a long time and made it often. I do NOT know if it is IBS safe because of the cabbage and the oil -- and I am not supposed to have seeds or nuts either because of my diverticulosis! Nevertheless, I'm determined to try to fit this into my diet if I have a small serving after my soluble fiber. The dish always goes with me to any and all pot lucks or social events -- together with the recipe (because everyone always asks for it afterwards!). The flavor comes from the sesame oil.
CHICKEN CABBAGE SALAD
1 LARGE full, heavy head Napa cabbage (or 2 small) 1 bunch green onions 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon SESAME oil (do not substitute) 1/4 cup rice vinegar 4 teaspoons sugar 2 pkgs. chicken flavor Top Ramen soup 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1 cup sliced almonds 3 cups COOKED chicken, cubed
Chop up cabbage very fine. Chop up green onions and add to cabbage. Set aside.
In food processor, process Top Ramen soup noodles (set aside seasoning packets) until pulverized fairly fine. Set aside.
In sm. saucepan, combine oils, vinegar, sugar, and 2 packages of seasoning from the Top Ramen; stir, until dissolved, over low heat. Cool.
Combine cabbage with dressing and noodles, sesame seeds, and almonds, and mix well. Add chicken. Refrigerate.
Makes a LOT! Supposedly serves 8-10 (but not in this household!).