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The Best Homemade Mandarin Chicken Salad Recipe You’ll Ever Make!

In this post: Make this salad a meal! Here’s the best homemade Mandarin Chicken Salad you’ll ever make! Plus you can use rotisserie  or canned chicken to save you time in the kitchen!


With this Mandarin Chicken Salad recipe, you’ll be hooked after just one bite. There’s just something so refreshing about the flavors of the mandarin oranges, almonds, and chicken that leave you craving more. If you love Asian cuisine, this recipe is truly one for you.

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The Best Mandarin Chicken Salad Recipe

How to Make Mandarin Chicken Salad

Summer screams salad, am I right? But long gone are the days when it has to be the “traditional” salad of just lettuce and dressing. Why not have a bit of fun and create a salad that is truly unique, delicious and addictive?Each bite of this chicken salad gives you a totally unique flavor. One bite may be a bit sweet, while the other may have more of a crunch…and before long, your bowl will be empty and you’ll be wondering where the rest of your salad went!

Rest assured that as simple as this recipe is to make, you’ll have no problems whipping up another one for yourself super quick.

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 bunch romaine or red leaf lettuce
  • 1 head ice berg lettuce
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • 1-2 cups chopped grilled or rotisserie chicken, optional

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup canola oil

Instructions

1. Chop or tear the lettuces into bite size pieces. Wash and dry well.

Mandarin Salad - Prep 1

2. Pour the lettuces into a large bowl and toss. Top the salad with the chopped green onions, slivered almonds, mandarin oranges, chow mein noodles, poppy seeds, and chicken (optional).

Mandarin Salad - Prep 2

3. Add the dressing ingredients to a medium jar. Cover tightly with a lid and then shake well.

4. Pour the dressing over the salad then toss to combine all ingredients.

Mandarin Salad - Prep 4

5. Serve immediately.

 
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Mandarin Chicken Salad

Yield: 6 meal size servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Make this salad a meal! Here's the best homemade Mandarin Chicken Salad you'll ever make!

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 bunch romaine or red leaf lettuce
  • 1 head ice berg lettuce
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • 1-2 cups chopped grilled or rotisserie chicken, optional

Dressing:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup canola oil

Instructions

  1. Chop or tear the lettuces into bite size pieces. Wash and dry well.
  2. Pour the lettuces into a large bowl and toss. Top the salad with the chopped green onions, slivered almonds, mandarin oranges, chow mein noodles, poppy seeds, and chicken (optional).
  3. Add the dressing ingredients to a medium jar. Cover tightly with a lid and then shake well.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad then toss to combine all ingredients.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 463Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 483mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 14gProtein: 25g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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Homemade Mandarin Chicken Salad

Want another chicken salad recipe you can make with canned chicken? Check out our Chunky Chicken Salad recipe!

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Go ahead and treat yourself with this delicious salad. You’ll be so happy that you discovered this awesome homemade Mandarin chicken salad recipe, just in time for dinner!

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