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Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad Cup

Smart Snack Approved as an entree. Meets calorie, fat and sodium requirements for center of plate. Provides 1 c dark greens, 1/2 red/orange, 2 oz M/MA


Recipe Yield: 32 servings
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Amount Item
1 3/4  gal Hot water (180°-190°F), divided
2  bags Foothill Farms® Mandarin Orange Sauce Mix Low Sodium (#V428)
1  qt Vegetable oil
10  lb Diced chicken, fully-cooked
8 1/4  lb Chopped romaine lettuce
8  c Chopped red peppers
8  c Shredded carrots


  1. For Mandarin Orange Dressing: Pour 3 qts hot water into mixing container. Pour contents of one Sauce Mix (16.5 oz) into water while vigorously stirring with a wire whisk. Add oil and continue stirring until smooth. Cover and cool in refrigerator.
  2. For Sauce: Pour 1/2 gal hot water into mixing container. Pour contents of one Sauce Mix (16.5 oz each) into water while vigorously stirring with a wire whisk. Continue stirring until mix is dissolved and sauce is smooth. Set aside.
  3. For Chicken: Thaw chicken in cooler overnight or until fully thawed. Divide chicken two full size steamtable pans. Pour sauce evenly over chicken and toss to coat. Place in 350°F convection oven 15 - 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Remove from oven and cool.
  4. In a bowl, place 2 c lettuce topped with 1/4 c peppers, 1/4 c carrots, 2 Tbsp Mandarin Orange Dressing and 2 oz Mandarin Orange Chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Piece
Amounts Per Serving
Calories 300
Calories from Fat

  Per Serving % Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
  Saturated Fat 3g %
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 275mg 11%
Potassium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
  Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  Sugars 8g  
Protein 19g  
  Per Serving   Per Serving
Vitamin A % Vitamin C %
Calcium % Iron %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Sat. Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate   300mg 375mg
  Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9     Carbohydrate 4     Protein 4