Easy Tropical Mandarin Chicken Recipe
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Easy Tropical Mandarin Chicken Recipe

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I receive many compliments whenever I serve this salad. It's great to serve for brunch or at a shower. For those light meals during warmer weather, just add a roll, fresh fruit and iced tea for a delicious treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 687 calories, 52g fat (8g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 33g protein.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine first eight ingredients; mix well. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours. Fold in pecans just before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Chicken Salad in Country April/May 1995, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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