Fast Tropical Mandarin Chicken Recipe
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Fast Tropical Mandarin Chicken Recipe

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Being raised on a chicken farm, I know lots of great ways to use this versatile meat. This fruity salad is one of my favorites.—Sylvia Watson, Dagsboro, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup sliced ripe olives, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Leaf lettuce, optional
  • 1 can (5 ounces) chow mein noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 483 calories, 33g fat (5g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Refrigerate until serving. Serve on lettuce-lined plates if desired. Sprinkle with chow mein noodles. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Mandarin Chicken Salad in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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