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Ultimate Chicken Salad            10 servings

This is a very elegant chicken salad, so it's great for luncheons and showers.  I

 

It's beautiful served in a footed glass or an individual compote.  Unlike a

 

regular chicken salad, the ingredients make it extraordinary. 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

•  ½ cup mayonnaise 

 

•  2 Tbsp orange juice

•  2 Tbsp of a good salad oil

•  2 Tbsp white vinegar

 

•  1 tsp salt

 

•  5 cups chicken, cooked, ¾-inch dice

 

•  3 cups cooked plain rice*

 

•   1 can (15½-ounce) pineapple chunks, drained well

 

•  1 can (11-ounce) mandarin oranges, drained well

 

•  1 cup toasted slivered almonds


 

You will need a large sealable food storage container.

Instructions

1.  In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients; gently fold in chicken;

 

 

     let stand 30 minutes for flavors to blend.

2.  Add remaining ingredients; toss gently.  It will store for up to 2 days.

*  A good wild or brown rice will work; do not use sticky rice.

  

    You could also use 3 cups of cooked, drained and cooled macaroni shells

 

 

    instead of the rice.

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