Mandarin Chicken Salad

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a bowl of mandarin chicken salad

This budget-friendly mandarin chicken salad is sure to wow your family or guests! Loaded with fresh, colorful and crunchy veggies, and protein-rich chicken, this healthy salad is perfect for parties and potlucks. For more texture, add delicious wonton strips and almonds. 

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5 Amazing Benefits of Mandarin Oranges

  1. Cancer – Research has shown that the carotenoids in mandarin oranges reduce the risk of liver cancer.
  2. Weight Loss – Mandarins are rich in fiber, which helps keep the stomach full for a more extended period and reduce the desire to eat more food, assisting in weight loss. 
  3. Healthy Immune System – Vitamin C in mandarins is beneficial in preventing cold and is essential for the proper functioning of a strong immune system. 
  4. Blood Pressure – Mandarins consist of nutrients and minerals like potassium that lowers the blood pressure.
  5. Cholesterol Problems – Mandarins produce synephrine, which controls the production of bad cholesterol and boost good cholesterol. 
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Servings6servings
Prep Time20minutes
Cook Time1minute
Ingredients
  • For the salad
  • 4 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups mandarin oranges drained
  • 3 cups cooked chicken you can use store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup wonton strips
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • For the dressing
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
Servings6servings
Prep Time20minutes
Cook Time1minute
Ingredients
  • For the salad
  • 4 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup carrots shredded
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups mandarin oranges drained
  • 3 cups cooked chicken you can use store-bought rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3/4 cup wonton strips
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • For the dressing
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
Recipe Instructions
  1. Place the green cabbage, purple cabbage, carrots, mandarin orange, green onions, chicken and almonds in a bowl.
  2. For the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl; whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture. Toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle the wonton strips and sesame seeds over the salad.
  4. Garnish with sliced green onions, then serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

NUTRITION

Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3775IU | Vitamin C: 26.8mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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