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Peanut Chicken Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

2-4 servings

Living in Alabama, where lots of peanuts are grown, I've learned to fix many different dishes using this locally raised crop. This is one of my family's favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, toasted

Directions

  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first five ingredients; shake well. In a serving bowl, combine the lettuce, chicken, oranges, celery and onion; stir in chow mein noodles and peanuts. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 439 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.

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