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Crunchy Orange Chicken Salad

Crunchy Orange Chicken SaladThis refreshing chicken salad has a sweet and creamy dressing, juicy mandarin oranges and the crunchy textures of toasted almonds and celery. A great choice for a spring or summertime luncheon or light supper.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (a 5 ounce can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1/3 cup orange juice
1 large egg, well beaten
3 cups cooked, chopped, boneless, skinless chicken breast meat
3 stalks large celery, thinly sliced
3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons sliced green onion
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 head lettuce leaves (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine sugar, flour and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan; gradually stir in evaporated milk, orange juice and egg. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until dressing just comes to a boil and begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Cover; refrigerate until cool.
  2. Combine chicken, celery, nuts, dressing and green onion in large bowl. Gently stir in oranges. Cover; refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve over lettuce.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 280 Calories from Fat: 100 Total Fat: 11 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Cholesterol: 105 mg Sodium: 115 mg Carbohydrates: 17 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 9 g Protein: 28 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.