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Sesame Ramen Salad with Chicken and Celery

plate of noodles with chicken and celery in recipes using rotisserie chicken

Prep time 10 minutes | Ready in 15 minutes | Serves 4

These noodles are a fun way to make a store-bought rotisserie chicken exciting and new.
Don’t be put off by what looks like a long list of ingredients—you likely already have all of these on hand, and they just need to be whisked together.


3 packages instant ramen
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 to 4 teaspoons sriracha (optional)
2 to 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
4 stalks celery, peeled and thinly sliced


Cook the ramen (discard the seasoning packets) in a large pot of very well salted boiling water until just tender. Drain and rinse very well with cold tap water.

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, tahini, peanut butter, honey, ginger and hot sauce in a large bowl. Whisk vigorously until emulsified. Add the noodles and toss well to coat. Add the chicken and celery and toss again.


Peeling celery isn’t necessary, but it makes the stalks easier to eat. Simply run a vegetable peeler down the exterior of each stalk to remove the stringy bits that get stuck in your teeth.

Excerpted from Dinner, Uncomplicated: Fixing a Delicious Meal Every Night of the Week by Claire Tansey. Copyright © 2020 by Claire Tansey. Photography by Suech & Beck © 2020. Reprinted by permission.

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