Chow Mein Chicken Salad

We just finished up a batch of this…a delish way to zestify chicken salad. credit goes to my mom…though i am not sure where she got the original recipe!

4 cups cooked and shredded chicken
2 cups diced celery
1 cup diced green pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
1 can sliced water chestnuts (drained)
1 can mandarin oranges (drained)
1 small can pineapple tidbits (drained)
toasted almonds (as many as you’d like…we like these a lot, so i make extra)
*to toast just place 2-3 Tbsp. sugar in a skillet with slivered almonds, heat until almonds are
toasty brown (and then remove quickly so they don’t burn!)
chow mein noodles

1 1/2 cup mayonaise
2 Tbsp. yellow mustard

Combine all ingredients except almonds and noodles. Add enough dressing to blend. I typically add the almonds and noodles and additional dressing right before serving (so they are crispy!). You might want to reserve a few almonds, noodles, and a bit of dressing for left-overs!


2 thoughts on “Chow Mein Chicken Salad

  1. Hope you don’t mind I took a picture and posted it with your recipe. I fixed this tonight and it was SOOO good! Even the kids loved it (even with the onions!) The almonds were soooo good! A couple things that I did differently:I only used about 1/2 the dressing but it was really really good.Also I marinated the chicken in a soy sauce/honey/olive oil mixture. About 1/4 c. soy sauce, a splash of olive oil and about 2 Tablespoons of honey. I let this sit for about 30 minutes then grilled and shredded for salad! YUM 🙂


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