Mandarin Chicken Salad



Mandarin chicken saladHere is one of my favorite salad recipes. I love the combination of tastes and textures… the  sweet onion dressing, the salty peanuts and the crunch of the red onions and Chinese noodles.  I go a little heavy-handed on the peanuts( I love nuts!!)  so you may want to use less, if you wish……unless you are a peanut-lover, like me!

Mandarin Chicken Salad

Into a large mixing bowl, put:

      1 large head romaine lettuce (washed and in bite-sized pieces)

      1  1/2  cups cocktail peanuts

      1 medium red onion, sliced

      1 large can mandarin oranges, drained

      4  grilled chicken breasts, cut into slices (* see note at bottom)

      Chinese noodles

Toss and then top with:     

Fat-free Onion Dressing:

Into a blender, put:

       1 cup sugar

       1/2 cup white vinegar

       2  t onion powder

       1/2  t salt

       1/4  t  black pepper

       1  t dry mustard

Blend on high speed for 5 minutes.  Pour over salad….

* I like to use Tyson frozen grilled chicken breasts. They can be found in the freezer section next to the chicken nuggets. They are convenient and oohhh…so delicious!

4 thoughts on “Mandarin Chicken Salad

  1. Hi Joanie,
    I’ve been going through your website and Love, Love, Love it. You are so creative and talented. Keep up the good work!
    I have a question on the dressing. Instead of a cup of sugar, can I use sugar substitutes like splenda or xylitol? I’m not supposed to have sugar and this is such a good recipe. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the comment, Judi! Concering your question about the sugar, I’m sorry but I have never tried using a sugar substitute… I suppose you could give it a try and see if you like the results… Please let me know how this works out for you 🙂

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