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Mandarin orange chicken salad in a large white serving bowl.
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Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad

This crunchy mandarin orange chicken salad is loaded with fresh veggies, shredded chicken, orange slices and almonds all tossed in a zesty orange sesame ginger dressing! 
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad
Servings: 6




  • 4 cups napa cabbage or green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups red cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • cup green onions or scallions
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast
  • 2 mandarin oranges or clementines
  • ½ cup roasted and salted almonds chopped
  • sesame seeds for topping, optional

Orange Ginger Dressing

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice juice from about 1 ½ mandarin oranges
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons tamari
  • 2 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 inch knob fresh ginger roughly chopped
  • ½ cup sesame oil


  • Add all dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
    A dressing for the mandarin orange chicken salad in a blender.
  • Toss cabbage, carrots, carrots, bell pepper, green onions and shredded chicken in a large bowl.
    Mandarin orange chicken salad in a large glass bowl.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine.
    Mandarin orange chicken salad in a large glass bowl with two serving spoons.
  • Add mandarin orange slices and chopped almonds to salad and gently toss again. Top with sesame seeds, if desired.
    Mandarin orange chicken salad in a large glass bowl with two serving spoons.
  • Serve immediately or transfer to a glass container and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1/6 recipe | Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g