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 Mandarin Chicken Salad Recipe


Mandarin Chicken Salad

4 chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
24 ounces mixed red-leaf romaine and romaine hearts, washed and sliced
1 cup sliced celery
1 to 1 1/2 cups drained mandarin oranges in light syrup
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds, roasted until fragrant
1 cup crisp rice noodles or chow mein noodles
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Sliced cucumbers for garnish
Mandarin dressing, about 4 ounces per main-dish serving (see recipe)

Grill chicken breasts until done and slice into strips.

Just before serving, combine the lettuces, tossing well in large serving bowl. Divide greens among serving plates. Attractively layer celery, chicken, oranges and almonds over greens. Top with noodles and green onions. Sprinkle sesame seeds over top of salad and garnish plate with sliced cucumbers. Serve with dressing on side. Makes about 4 main-dish or 8 to 10 side-dish servings.

Mandarin dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Keep refrigerated. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

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