Honey-Sesame Leftover Rotisserie Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 3 cups diced cooked rotisserie chicken
  • ½ cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
  • ½ cup mandarin oranges, drained and chopped
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat a dry medium saute pan over medium heat. Cook and stir slivered almonds in the hot pan until light golden brown. Immediately remove almonds from pan and let cool.

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  • Step 2

    Combine chicken, red peppers, and celery in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper and toss until just mixed.

  • Step 3

    Mix mayonnaise, cilantro, honey, sesame oil, and ginger together until well blended. Fold dressing into the chicken mixture and toss to coat. Add mandarin oranges and the cooled almonds; stir until well blended.

  • Cook's Note:

    If you don’t buy prepared rotisserie chicken, then you can bake your own for this recipe as well. Both are perfectly acceptable and impart lots of intricate flavors, but are so simple to make.

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