Chicken Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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Chicken Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
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
217
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
  • 1 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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Protein
21g
41%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
69µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
39.9%
Vitamin C
28mg
47%
Vitamin D
0.8IU
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
45µg
56%
Calcium
60mg
6%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
42µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
42µg
11%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
45mg
11%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
43%
Phosphorus
221mg
32%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
536mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.7%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.4%
Zinc
0.9mg
6.2%

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