Mandarin Chicken Salad with Orange Juice Dressing

"I have had this recipe for many years, and do not remember where I originally got it. The dressing really sets the salad off, adding a wonderful sweet and sour tang to the salad. This salad makes an attactive, colorful place setting. Pleasing to the eye and palate. Preparation time does not include cooking the chicken."
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Ready In:




  • Mix the first 6 ingredients together.
  • Chill.
  • Mix the dressing ingredients together and chill.
  • Serve on lettuce leaves.
  • Decorate with fruit around the edges.
  • Spoon salad dressing over the salad mixture when served.

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  1. A terrific light lunch or add some potato salad for a complete meal on a hot summer night! I poached 2 chicken breasts, cut them into strips, but omitted the grapes as they are very expensive at this time of the year. Thanx Trisha!
  2. Great salad. I ommited mayo and added only 1/3 cup of oil to the dressing, also I used granny smith apples insted of grapes. Came out great,low fat,full of flavor and easy to make. Thank you.
  3. This is a lovely luncheon salad and so easy to make. The dressing just sets it off. Thanks, Carole in Orlando
  4. Wow, what a wonderful salad and dressing. Daughter and hubby said it was the prettiest and yummiest salad yet. This is a keeper. Thanks for sharing. - Helen
  5. This salad made a wonderful light meal for a warm summer evening. Even DH, who tends not to favor salad as a main dish, complimented me on the meal. I didn't have any celery & used Splenda instead of the sugar in the dressing (I find that no one in the family notices it when I sneak that in). Otherwise I folowed the recipe exactly. I threw some dried cranberries into the portion I saved to take to work tomorrow. Thanks, Trisha!


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