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."
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.
After you have cooked the chicken, combine the first 5 ingredients; stir well. Cover and chill.
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.