Wendy's Garden Sensation Mandarin Chicken Salad ByTodd Wilbur

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 0 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

sugarpea January 08, 2008

So sad that Wendy's has stopped carrying this salad - I absolutely love it. Tried this copycat recipe and am happy as a clam with it ! I don't know who figured out the dressing ingredients, but my hat is off to them - great job !

EdwinaFaye August 29, 2010

This was great! Picked apart a whole roasted chicken, didn't know what rice noodles were so didn't add them. I did add mushrooms and bean sprouts. Thanks for a quick and easy dinner.

Renayda February 09, 2006

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