Sweet Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 16, 2009

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I love chicken salad on the sweeter side. Perhaps with some fruit like grapes, apples or my favorite, pineapple.  I’ve had a small can of mandarin oranges glaring at my from the cupboard…as if it says, what are you going to do with me?

Put you into an asian chicken salad, of course!

Ingredients
2 chicken breasts, or 2 cups of shredded chicken ($1.78)
1/2 cup mayonaisse ($.20)
1 Tbsp soy sauce ($.05)
1 Tbsp juice from mandarin oranges
1/2 tsp garlic powder ($.02)
1/2 tsp ground ginger ($.02)
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped ($.50)
1/2 cup celery, chopped ($.10)
1 8 oz. can of mandarin oranges ($.59) Bought on sale from Walgreens!
Salt and pepper
1 loaf sweet Italian bread ($.60) Bought for reduced price…retrieved it from the freezer this afternoon!
1 bag Ruby Red lettuce ($.59) Bought on clearance this week
Cherry tomatoes (from the garden)
Store bought salad dressing ($.25)

Directions
1. Boil chicken breasts for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through. Shred.
2. Make asian dressing by whisking together mayonaisse, soy sauce, juice from mandarin oranges, garlic powder and ground ginger.

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3. In large mixing bowl, toss shredded chicken, mandarin oranges, chopped peanuts, chopped celery with the asian dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate if necessary!
4. Prepare salad.
5. Serve Sweet Asian Chicken Salad on Bread with Garden Salad.

Cost $4.70

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Erica September 16, 2009 at 10:23 pm

I have to reply…This sounds yummy, sans peanuts. But, yes, there is a but, I have to laugh. My family and I think it’s hilarious that all someone has to do to make something “asian” is add mandarin oranges and nuts (peanuts or almonds). I’m half korean, which is probably why I think this is hilarious. I’m not void of my ethnic ignorance, either. I proudly wear my Kanji symbols as my badge of ignorance. I really have no idea what they mean, just what the poster on the wall says they mean…

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Amanda September 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm

This looks delicious! I’ve never thought to put mandarin oranges in chicken salad–will have to do. And I guess the pampered chef baker is going to have to go on my Christmas list!

Amanda

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Alisa - Go Dairy Free & Frugal Foodie September 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Ooh, that sounds delicious!

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Christine @Great Oak Circle DIY September 17, 2009 at 5:48 am

oh yummy! I love chicken salad, what a nice twist!

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Suz September 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

oh my gosh, this sounds yummalicious – perhaps I’ll add a couple of chopped walnuts for my chixies’ crunch preference?

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Melissa Peterman September 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Oh I love chicken salad sandwiches and this looks like a hit. For under $5 it looks like a million. Well done. We are always looking for great looking quick and easy recipes like this at Foodista. We’d love to have you submit a recipe to Foodista! I can’t wait to look at more of what you are cooking!

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Renee May 3, 2010 at 9:17 pm

Looks tasty! My husband is the vegetarian but chicken salad has sounded really good lately. I may have to try this for lunch, just for me sometime soon.

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