Mandarin Chicken Salad

October 1, 2013 in Recipes by Anna

Mandarin Chicken Salad is flavorful and easy to make.

I used to only order this when we would go out to eat, but when I thought about how simple the ingredients are, I figured I would give it a try at home.

This is the result, and the result is good!

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Mandarin Chicken Salad from Learn Like A Mom! Healthy and Filling for the whole family! #mandarinchickensaladrecipe

You can throw this mandarin chicken salad together and have a healthy, family-friendly, nutritious meal on the table in no time!

You may notice that I don’t have many images or directions. This illustrates just how simple it is to make.

Ingredients for Mandarin Chicken Salad

Chicken Tenderloins

Romaine Lettuce and Leafy Greens


Fresno Chili Pepper

Mandarin Orange Segments

Sunflower Seeds

Sesame Ginger Dressing

Leafy greens, lean protein, all topped with dressing. Healthy and filling meal for the fam! Click To Tweet

Directions for Mandarin Chicken Salad

Step One

Preheat oven to 350° F and line a metal baking pan with aluminum foil and spray that with cooking spray.

Step Two

While the oven is warming up, clean the chicken tenders and pat them dry. Place them in the baking pan. When the oven comes to the desired temperature, place them in the oven and set the timer for 25 minutes.

Step Three

Cut the following ingredients into desired bite sizes: cucumbers, pepper (for less heat, take out the ribs and seeds), and any other vegetable you may want to add or substitute to this recipe.

Step Four

Open the can of mandarin orange segments and drain. Set aside.

Step Five

Rinse, pat dry or spin dry, and tear the pieces of romaine or your desired leafy greens.

Step Six

Assemble your salad! Greens, cucumbers, peppers, and the key ingredients…mandarin oranges and sunflower seeds!

Now, truth be told, mandarin chicken salads get their flavor and appeal from the mandarin oranges and chicken, of course, but also the crunch and dressing.

Sometimes I provide the crunch with crispy noodles, but for this recipe, I decided to use sunflower seeds.

For the dressing, I decided to use a store bought dressing, but there are many recipes online. Like this dressing from Average Betty.

Step Seven

Once the chicken is cooked all the way through, let it rest for a few minutes…you may even want it cold for your salad…then cut it into chunks and top the salad with the chicken and dressing.

Mandarin Chicken Salad Recipe from Learn Like a Mom!


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