From Southern Living Cookbook 1987 The caption beside the photo says: Mandarin Chicken Salad is a blend of the traditional chicken salad ingredients with fruits and nuts. I sub in a ramen noodles. The tangy dijon mustard and sweet mandarin oranges take this chicken salad to the next level! This is good in a sandwich, in a tortilla … This recipe combines plenty of crunchy vegetables with juicy chicken, crispy noodles, and a plum-ginger vinaigrette for an impressive presentation. Take a break from boring old chicken salad and make this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Recipe. Many restaurant versions of Chinese Chicken Salad, including The Cheesecake Factory use wonton strips and crispy rice noodles. 2 cans (11-ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained 3 cups cooked, chopped chicken (from a rotisserie chicken or this simple, stovetop method) 3 green onions, chopped 1-2 cups chow mein noodles or toasted, chopped almonds (or both) With just 5 ingredients this makes a great nutritious lunch or dinner and can be made into a Whole30 compliant recipe. It's fancy enough for company. A classic chicken salad recipe with grapes, mandarin oranges, almonds, and just the right touch of mayonnaise. Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad is a popular lunch dish on many American restaurant menus, and is easy to make at home!