Orient Express Chicken Salad

Recipe by R.Lynn

In response to a thread asking for a close clone to the marinade of the McDonald's Asian salad, I ran across this recipe in one of my cooking magazines. I have not tired this yet so I don't know how close it is. The ingredients seem similar and the photo to accompany it looked similar. When I make this and photograph it, I will post that as well unless one of our great chefs get to it before me. :) Prep time includes marinading.

Top Review by KeeperAtHome

This salad was delicious. The only change I made was omitting the parmesan cheese. I took the chicken out of the freezer early in the day, thawed it lightly in the microwave, then placed it in a plastic bag with the marinade for the remainder of the day. I have never had the Asian salad at McDonald's so I can't say how close this recipe is to that. It was very delicious though and all 4 of my kids enjoyed this also. Thanks for sharing it. Prepared for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup game, March '09.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken and marinade in a plastic bag. Seal bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the next five ingredients for dressing. Refrigerate.
  3. Discard marinade. Broil chicken 4 inches from heat for 10-12 minutes or until juices run clear. Slice and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, toss the next six ingredients. Divide among plates. Top with oranges, almonds and chicken.
  5. Serve with dressing.

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