Photo Credit: Perdue
Remember all of that meat I told you that I cooked when my refrigerator went out on Christmas day? Well, I am still working to eat all of that up. Please know that I am not complaining though. I was very glad to have that cooked meat in my freezer last weekend when a friend unexpectedly stopped by close to dinner time. Because I had some cooked chicken on hand, I was able to put together this Mandarin Almond Chicken Salad for a quick dinner in just a few minutes. It really is nice to be able to invite someone to stay for a meal at the spur of the moment, and I’m glad that I was able to do so.
If this recipe looks good to you, you may also enjoy my favorite side salad recipe, Mandarin Almond Salad. And, if you haven’t grown your own window sill green onions before, these two recipes will give you reason to get started!
Mandarin Almond Chicken Salad
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1 stalk celery, chopped
¼ cup sliced almonds
2 green onions, sliced
3-4 Tbsp. mayonnaise
Salt to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and salt to taste. Serve over lettuce, in a tortilla, or on sandwich bread. Yield: 4 servings.
Frugal Tip: Don’t pour the juice from canned fruit down the drain. My girls both love to drink the mandarin orange juice, and other canned fruit juices can be saved to make oatmeal instead of using milk or water.