Chicken Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Chicken Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Staff Writer
Holly Clegg

Fast and fabulous, this top-notch chicken salad features sweet fruit, crunchy cabbage, and toasty pecans tossed with a citrus subtle sweet vinaigrette.  

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8
Servings
230
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the citrus vinaigrette

  • 2  Teaspoons  Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2  Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/3  Cup  orange juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  honey

For the chicken salad

  • 3  Cups  cooked, diced skinless chicken breasts
  • 1  Cup  red grapes, cut in half
  • One  11-ounce can Mandarin oranges, drained
  • bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1/3  Cup  pecan halves, toasted
  • 1/2  Cup  chopped celery
  • 2  Cups  shredded Napa cabbage

Directions

For the citrus vinaigrette

In bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients.

For the chicken salad

In large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and toss with the citrus vinaigrette. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
84mg
28%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
166µg
24%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
35mg
47%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
62mg
6%
Choline, total
84mg
20%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
48µg
12%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
69mg
22%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
263mg
38%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
360mg
24%
Water
117g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chicken Salad Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Salad Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.

Chicken Salad Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfnadel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken.

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