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Chicken Rice Salad Recipe

Chicken Rice Salad Recipe

For a summer luncheon, this light, colorful salad is a treat. The crunchy celery, green pepper and almonds along with refreshing oranges and pineapple make this a chicken salad folks can't wait to dig into. —Bernadine Stine, Roanoke, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1-1/2 cups diced green pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, orange juice, vinegar, salt, ginger and garlic salt. Pour over salad and toss. Refrigerate. Just before serving, fold in the oranges and almonds. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 361 calories, 20 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 378 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.