Wendy's Garden Sensation Mandarin Chicken Salad ByTodd Wilbur

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by princess buttercup

COPY OF THIS OH SO YUMMY SALAD! (45 minutes if you have to cook chicken from fresh) From www.TopSecretRecipes.com

Top Review by sugarpea

I don't know what Wendy's salad tastes like but this one is fantastic. I did make a few changes. Used 1/4c honey - no corn syrup, cider rather than white vinegar, olive oil, and water chestnuts for crunch since I didn't have rice noodles on hand. Delicious, princess buttercup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare dressing by combining all dressing ingredients except vegetable oil and sesame seeds in a blender on high speed.
  2. Slowly add oil to mixture (to create an emulsion).
  3. Add sesame seeds and blend for just a couple seconds.
  4. Pour dressing into a covered container (such as a dressing cruet) and chill until needed.
  5. (1 1/2 CUPS DRESSING) Rub each chicken breast fillet with oil, then lightly salt and pepper each piece.
  6. Grill on medium/high heat until done.
  7. Chill chicken breasts in refrigerator.
  8. When chicken is cold, build each salad by first arranging about 4 cups of iceberg lettuce in the bottom of a large salad bowl or on a plate.
  9. Arrange a cup of red leaf lettuce on the iceberg lettuce.
  10. Dice each chicken breast into bite-size pieces and sprinkle the pieces from each one over each salad.
  11. Arrange about 1/3 cup of mandarin orange wedges on each salad.
  12. Next, sprinkle about 1/4 cup of rice noodles and 1/4 cup of roasted sliced almonds on top of each salad.
  13. Add desired amount of sesame dressing and serve.

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