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Mandarin Chicken Salad
Mandarin Chicken Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This is such a simple and amazing mandarin chicken salad that satisfies like a complete meal. The gorgeous soy ginger dressing just makes it!

Course: Salad
Keyword: Mandarin Chicken Salad, Salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 440 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry's seasoned salt
  • 1 package baby spinach 5 ounce size
  • 1 bunch scallions green only, thinly sliced
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained, 15 ounce size
  • 1 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup olive oil
  1. First, prepare the chicken. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and line a sheet tray with a silicone mat. Combine the chicken, sesame oil, olive oil, Chinese five spice, garlic powder, and Lawry's seasoned salt together in a zip top bag. Mush it all together well so that the chicken gets coated. Then lay it out on the sheet tray in a single layer and bake the chicken for 25 minutes. While it bakes assemble the rest of the salad. Simply toss the rest of the ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
  2. Make the dressing as well at this point. Wrap a bowl in a cold, wet towel to help it emulsify. Whisk the soy sauce, mustard, sesame oil, vinegar, garlic, ginger and salt together well in the bowl. Then slowly pour in the olive oil while you keep whisking until it is a gorgeous dressing. If it settles just stir it more to make it uniform again. Take the cooked chicken and dice it up into small chunks. Then toss the chicken and dressing with the rest of the salad and serve it immediately! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Mandarin Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 305
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.9g52%
Saturated Fat 4.7g29%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 661mg29%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 13.4g4%
Fiber 3.6g15%
Sugar 7.2g8%
Protein 25.1g50%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.