Peanut Chicken Salad Recipe
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Peanut Chicken Salad Recipe

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Living in Alabama, where lots of peanuts are grown, I've learned to fix many different dishes using this locally raised crop. This is one of my family's favorites.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2-4 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 439 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first five ingredients; shake well. In a serving bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, oranges, celery and onion; stir in chow mein noodles and peanuts. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 2-4 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Chicken Salad in Country Extra July 2002, 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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