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Orange Chicken Spinach Salad Recipe

Orange Chicken Spinach Salad Recipe

For a salad with refreshing color and crunch, we toss chicken and spinach with mandarin oranges and red onion, then splash everything with a tangy vinaigrette. —Jean Murawski, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 8 cups)
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk orange juice, vinegar, oil, Italian seasoning, garlic and salt until blended. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Top with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2-1/2 cups equals 270 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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