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Peanut Chicken Salad Recipe

Peanut Chicken Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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