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Chinese Chicken Tangerine Salad

Chinese Tangerine Chicken Salad

An Oriental-inspired salad-scape.

Because I was suddenly hungry and my son was making chicken nuggets and there were tangerines sitting in front of me and greens and a beautiful red bell pepper in the fridge. Not to mention a bottle of Oriental vinaigrette already made.

This is kind of a melange of all the oriental salads I’ve tried … tangerines or mandarin oranges are divine in an oriental salad … I was kind of wishing I had some chow mein noodles on hand, or some rice noodles I could fry up, but all I had for oriental-style noodles were Ramen noodles so yes, they went into the salad. Raw, crunchy, right out of the package.

Chinese Tangerine Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Tangerine Salad

  • Mixed greens
  • 4 chicken nuggets or leftover cooked chicken, warmed and chopped
  • Chopped onion
  • 2 tangerines
  • Chopped bell pepper
  • Chow mein noodles, crumbled uncooked Ramen noodles, or rice noodles, deep fried till they are crunchy and puffy
  • Toasted almonds (I know, there aren’t any in the picture … I remembered them after the photo shoot!)
  • Oriental vinaigrette salad dressing

Fill the bowl 3/4 of the way with mixed greens. Arrange the other salad ingredients on top and drizzle with the oriental vinaigrette.

Oriental vinaigrette salad dressing


  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped fine OR 1/4 t. granulated garlic
  • 1/2 t. ground ginger OR  1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  • About 10 drops of sesame oil
  • 1 T. canola oil
  • 1 T. fish sauce
  • 1 T. chinese mustard

Pour all ingredients into a bottle and shake well to blend the flavors. Refrigerate.

Chinese Chicken Tangerine Salad

By the way, I’m horrible with chopsticks … can you tell from the picture?

This recipe was shared at Old Fashioned Recipe ExchangeNewlyweds Recipe Linky, Cast Party Wednesday,  Midweek FiestaFull Plate Thursday, and Fit & Fabulous Fridays.

13 responses

  1. I love that you whipped this up via your kitchen inspiration. Looks so fresh and inviting.

    February 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm

  2. Julie

    LooKs easy and delicious! Thanks!

    February 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  3. Your salad looks wonderful and I love crunchy ramen noodles right in the mix.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Cook Lisa Cook

    February 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm

  4. This looks delicious. I love mandarin oranges in my salad.

    February 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  5. What a beauty of a salad, and so flavorful! I would love to try this for myself. Thanks for sharing. You have a very nice blog and I’m so glad to have found you!

    February 22, 2012 at 10:37 am

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  7. Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!Your recipe is being featured on Today’s Menu Round Up!
    Please go grab a “featured” Button.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday!

    February 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so much Sheryl! I feel so honored:)

      February 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

  8. This looks fantastic! Great combinations, we love these flavors! Pinned it!

    February 25, 2012 at 12:21 am

  9. I love this salad already and can’t wait to make it, it is going to be soooo good!
    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    February 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

  10. Great chicken salad! Thanks for sharing on Fit and Fabulous Fridays!!:)

    February 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

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  12. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    March 2, 2012 at 4:49 pm

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