Mandarin Chicken Salad with a Sweet-and-Sour Vinaigrette

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 20 min.
Kris Mullen
A savory salad featuring edamame, grilled chicken, mandarins, and a sweet-and-sour dressing to die for!


  • Dressing1 Tbs rice vinegar
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Salad1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 Tbs sweet chilli Thai sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • 1/4 cup edamame beans, cooked and shelled
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup snow peas
  • 2 mandarins
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 1 Tbs ground peanuts
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine diced chicken with sweet chilli Thai sauce. Over medium-high heat pour sesame oil into a medium frying pan and sauté chicken until tender; about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, edamame, bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, and mandarins with reserved salad dressing.
  • Divide salad between two bowls and top with cilantro, green onions, reserved chicken, ground peanuts, and sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 281
  Calories from Fat 94 (33%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(9%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(13%)Cholesterol 38mg
(24%)Sodium 580mg
(26%)Potassium 902mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(26%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 16g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(40%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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