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Mandarin Chicken Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This mandarin chicken salad is super flavorful as the chicken is marinated in a lemon vinaigrette. Spinach, avocados and mandarin slices complete the salad.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Marinating Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Salad, Mandarin Chicken Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 528kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 5 cups spinach
  • 4 mandarins peeled and separated
  • 1 avocado ripe and diced

Lemon Vinaigrette:


  • Mix the vinaigrette ingredients together and pour 3/4 of it into a container, along with the chicken to marinate. Ideally, you should marinate the chicken overnight but a few hours is fine as well.
  • Heat a barbecue or grill pan to medium hot. Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side, then remove and set aside.
  • Separate the spinach between two plates. Top with the mandarin slices and avocado.
  • Slice the chicken and place one breast on top of each salad.
  • Drizzle the remainder of the vinaigrette over the salads.


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 2034mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 8445IU | Vitamin C: 80.9mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3.7mg