Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe

Take a break from boring old chicken salad and make this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe. The tangy dijon mustard and sweet mandarin oranges take this chicken salad to the next level! With just 5 ingredients this makes a great nutritious lunch or dinner and can be made into a Whole30 compliant recipe.

Take a break from boring old chicken salad and make this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe. The tangy dijon mustard and sweet mandarin oranges take this chicken salad to the next level! With just 5 ingredients this makes a great nutritious lunch or dinner and can be made into a Whole30 compliant recipe. #whole30recipes #paleorecipes #chickensaladrecipe #mandarinchicken

 

It’s always great when you can make a meal that adults and kids love! This Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad will be a hit with with everyone because it is so fun and flavorful.

My daughter gave me some side-eye when I first served this chicken salad. “Mom, there’s oranges in my sandwich.” After she gave it a try she said it was the best sandwich she had ever eaten…EVER! <– True Story.

It’s the Cuties that really make this recipe shine. The bright, juicy citrus flavor explosion in your mouth is an awesome surprise. Cuties are back in stores, ripe and ready to eat. We love them because they are such a convenient snack or treat. I pack Cuties in my daughters lunchbox and leave a bowl on the counter for after school snacks. They are seedless, easy to peel and nutritious . . . like, nature’s convenience food.

Take a break from boring old chicken salad and make this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe. The tangy dijon mustard and sweet mandarin oranges take this chicken salad to the next level! This makes a great nutritious lunch or dinner and can be made into a Whole30 compliant recipe.

Check out the video below and see just how easy this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe really is. Just 5 ingredients and you are ready to go! Eat over lettuce or as a sandwich.

Check out the video ↓↓↓↓

 

My Cutie Correspondent took great pleasure in delivering a holiday basket filled with fresh Cuties to her grandma. And grandma loved the surprise.

Share the sweetness with someone you love. Deliver Cuties to friends and family during the 100DaysofSunshine. It’s an easy way to brighten someone’s day!Cutie Correspondent

Like I said, this mandarin orange chicken salad can be made Whole30 compliant. I used Whole30 compliant mayo and mustard and ate mine over a bed of lettuce. My daughter enjoyed hers on a flaky croissant and was none the wiser.

Take a break from boring old chicken salad and make this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe. The tangy dijon mustard and sweet mandarin oranges take this chicken salad to the next level! With just 5 ingredients this makes a great nutritious lunch or dinner and can be made into a Whole30 compliant recipe. #whole30recipes #paleorecipes #chickensaladrecipe #mandarinchicken

 

This is a quick meal that would be great for all those visits from family and friends around the holidays. And be sure to keep your fruit bowl stocked with Cuties so all the little ones can grab a snack during the festivities.

Here are a few more recipes with that great mandarin orange flavor:

Mandarin Broccoli Salad by Barefeet in the Kitchen
Mandarin Marmalade by A Family Feast
Almond Crusted Mandarin Salmon by Aggie’s Kitchen
Balsamic Mandarin Salad {aka Ex Boyfriend Salad}

Take a break from boring old chicken salad and make this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe. The tangy dijon mustard and sweet mandarin oranges take this chicken salad to the next level! This makes a great nutritious lunch or dinner and can be made into a Whole30 compliant recipe.

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Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Take a break from boring old chicken salad and make this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe. The tangy dijon mustard and sweet mandarin oranges take this chicken salad to the next level! With just 5 ingredients this makes a great nutritious lunch or dinner and can be made into a Whole30 compliant recipe.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
Author: WonkyWonderful
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 2 Lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (pounded to equal thickness)
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt/pepper
Chicken Salad
  • 4 Celery Stalks (chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Stone Ground Dijon Mustard
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 5 Cutie Mandarin Oranges (peeled & segmented)
Instructions
Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF

    Coat chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and pepper then transfer to a roasting dish.

    Roast for 25-30 minutes or until 165ºF internal temperature. (time will vary depending on thickness of chicken)

    Let cool then chop or shred chicken.

Chicken Salad
  1. Combine chopped chicken, chopped celery, mayo, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until combine.

    Add mandarin oranges then gently stir.

Recipe Notes

To make this chicken salad Whole30 compliant, use organic free range chicken, compliant or homemade mayo, compliant mustard.

Take a break from boring old chicken salad and make this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe. The tangy dijon mustard and sweet mandarin oranges take this chicken salad to the next level! With just 5 ingredients this makes a great nutritious lunch or dinner and can be made into a Whole30 compliant recipe. #whole30recipes #paleorecipes #chickensaladrecipe #orangechicken

 

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Comments

  1. My goodness I bet this is a fantastic salad! We LOVE cuties and combined in this lovely fresh salad is a brilliant way to enjoy them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is such a fun twist on a chicken salad! Way to win over that side eye. 😉

  3. Oooh, I might try this with my leftover turkey!

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