Mandarin Chicken Salad

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Roxygirl in Colorado

From Southern Living Cookbook 1987 The caption beside the photo says: "Mandarin Chicken Salad is a blend of the traditional chicken salad ingredients with fruits and nuts. It's fancy enough for company."

Top Review by ACMonty

This recipe is worth all 5 stars! I have been trying to eat healthier. I took this recipe, used light mayo, grilled the chicken with a very little amount of EVOO (quicker than baking), and added half the serving size on top of a romaine salad with chopped celery already in the salad. Tomorrow for lunch, I plan to have the same, but add extra grapes and mandarin on the side. I rarely like a salad that doesn't have cheese, but this has lots of flavor!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. I recommend baked chicken for the salad. Heat oven to 350 degrees - sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, then after it's cooled a bit, chop chicken and sprinkle with olive oil (if I have chicken with skin, I skip the oil). Bake until done then after it's cooled a bit, chop chicken.
  2. After you have cooked the chicken, combine the first 5 ingredients; stir well. Cover and chill.
  3. Add mayonnaise, grapes, oranges, and almonds to chicken mixture; toss well. Serve on lettuce. Garnish with additional orange slices and grape clusters, if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

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