Crunchy Orange Chicken Salad

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 6 servings


This gourmet Crunchy Orange Chicken Salad has a sweet and creamy dressing and the crunchy flavors of almonds and celery. Great for summertime lunch party or just a light dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) * NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg, well beaten
  • 3 cups cooked, chopped, boneless, skinless chicken breast meat
  • 3 stalks large celery, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 head lettuce leaves (optional)


COMBINE sugar, flour and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan; gradually stir in evaporated milk, orange juice and egg. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until dressing just comes to a boil and begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Cover; refrigerate until cool.

COMBINE chicken, celery, nuts, dressing and green onion in large bowl. Gently stir in oranges. Cover; refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve over lettuce.

* NOTE: For a lower-fat version of this recipe, substitute NESTLÉ CARNATION Evaporated Fat Free Milk for Evaporated Milk.

Crunchy Orange Chicken Salad

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Jan. 2010

A easy and wonderful tasting salad perfect for luncheon or a lite supper..

Very Good

by M. M , on Sep. 2009

This recipe is perfect for a luch meal or a light dinner. Very good.


by J. Jennifer , GREENVILLE, NH on Aug. 2007

this recipe is so yummy, being summer (and hot) this made a great lighter dinner


by B. Bruce , MURRAY, UT on Mar. 2007

What a refreshing spring and summer dish, we enjoyed this and will make it many more times.

It's a Winner!

by L. Linda , JEWETT, OH on Oct. 2006

I have made this for my extended family, and it always goes over well. It is already becoming a family tradition!

really very tasty!!

by A. Amy , LAS VEGAS, NV on Aug. 2006

I made this one night because I was bored and wanted something with a different taste but still basically the same ingredients. I was quite impressed with the kinda different flavor that resulted from the combo of ingredients. Impressive and a fancy kind of taste to this.

Orange Chicken Salad

by P. Pauline , No. Stratford, NH on Jun. 2006

Very easy and a lovely dish to serve.This dressing for the salad is different but easy and very tasty.

Crunchy Orange Chicken Salad

by J. JIM , ORLANDO, FL on May. 2006

Had this wonderful Crunchy Orange Chicken Salad for dinner & it was just perfect & delicious. Will make this one next time relatives come over for brunch.

Crunchy Orange Chicken Salad

by R. Ruth , OCALA, FL on May. 2006

I loved this recipe. Chicken with almonds & mandarin oranges is my favorite salad and this was great!

Crunchy Orange Chicken Salad

by C. C , HOUSTON, TX on Apr. 2006

I found this to be an excellent recipe to use as a lite lunch or snack. Very easy to make and delicious.