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Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges from The Food Charlatan

Mom’s Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges

A classic chicken salad recipe with grapes, mandarin oranges, almonds, and just the right touch of mayonnaise. This is good in a sandwich, in a tortilla wrap, or on tender lettuce leaves for a healthier option! 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 570kcal
Author Karen


  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup celery diced small
  • 1/2 lemon Lemon Juice about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 & 1/2 cups red grapes halved
  • 1 (15-oz) can mandarin oranges drained
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 large croissants or 8-10 of the mini kind


  • Shred the chicken and dice the celery. Do a good job dicing the celery! Boo on big celery chunks!
  • Add the chicken, celery, lemon juice, onion powder, salt, and steak seasoning to a large bowl. Combine well, cover, and chill in the fridge for a few hours. At least 2. Overnight works great too.
  • Add grapes, mandarin oranges, almonds, and mayonnaise. Stir well. At this point you can serve it or chill overnight.
  • Divide between the split croissants and serve!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 950mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 811IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg