Sure, you could serve this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad in a lettuce cup but it’s absolutely out of this world when served on a fresh, flaky croissant! Mandarin oranges, fresh basil and sliced almonds make this chicken salad one you won’t soon forget.
Want to know something? This Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad was the last recipe I photographed before welcoming baby number four. As in, I was standing on top of a dining room chair snapping photos and less than 12 hours later I was holding my sweet baby girl. I remember after taking these photos – and enjoying the end result for lunch – thinking that I was glad this was the last recipe I needed to complete as I couldn’t be climbing on furniture any longer at this stage of the game.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought that!
I’m in love with this chicken salad. Baked chicken breasts are shredded and combined with plain yogurt and a touch of mayonnaise before being introduced to the bright flavor of mandarin oranges. Fresh basil and sliced almonds are then stirred in to round out the amazing wealth of flavors. Sure, you could serve this Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad in a lettuce cup but it’s absolutely out of this world when served on a fresh, flaky croissant!
If you’re a fan of chicken salad, you won’t want to miss my Apricot Basil Chicken Salad and Chicken Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad as well. Both are perfect for light lunches and I love that you can make them ahead of time!
Lucky for me – and now you! – this salad also stores well in the fridge. I was able to enjoy it after coming home from the hospital when I was feeling famished but had absolutely no desire to make anything in the kitchen and had just a few minutes to grab something to eat before being beckoned back to the side of my sweet newborn.
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