This chicken salad could be served over greens or stuffed into whole wheat pita bread. Preparation time is 10 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chicken, celery, mango, water chestnuts, pineapple, mandarin oranges, mayonnaise, sour cream and coconut extract. Mix together well and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

152 calories; 4.2 g total fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 43 mg sodium. 15.2 g carbohydrates; 13.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
A couple tips to make this salad a success: A.drain the fruits very well resort to draining on paper towels if necessary B.Lightly stir in the mango just before serving C. Do not store uneaten salad (unless the mango has been left out) D. Add a little garlic powder and half the coconut extract to the dressing and last by not least try adding some finely minced red onion. Great salad when above steps are followed. Thanks Robyn Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2002
This sounded like a good idea but it turned out pretty gross. After the salad sits for a little while the enzymes in the mangoes turn the chicken to mush and make the mayo all watery. The coconut extract was pretty overpowering as well. If you make it try cutting back on the coconut season it with salt and pepper (it NEEDS some more flavor) and don't add the mayo and mangoes to the rest of it until you're ready to serve it. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
A couple tips to make this salad a success: A.drain the fruits very well resort to draining on paper towels if necessary B.Lightly stir in the mango just before serving C. Do not store uneaten salad (unless the mango has been left out) D. Add a little garlic powder and half the coconut extract to the dressing and last by not least try adding some finely minced red onion. Great salad when above steps are followed. Thanks Robyn Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
A couple tips to make this salad a success: A.drain the fruits very well resort to draining on paper towels if necessary B.Lightly stir in the mango just before serving C. Do not store uneaten salad (unless the mango has been left out) D. Add a little garlic powder and half the coconut extract to the dressing and last by not least try adding some finely minced red onion. Great salad when above steps are followed. Thanks Robyn Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2002
This sounded like a good idea but it turned out pretty gross. After the salad sits for a little while the enzymes in the mangoes turn the chicken to mush and make the mayo all watery. The coconut extract was pretty overpowering as well. If you make it try cutting back on the coconut season it with salt and pepper (it NEEDS some more flavor) and don't add the mayo and mangoes to the rest of it until you're ready to serve it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2002
it was a little too sweet for my taste and while it cookeed it dried out a little bit. But when i was put with rice it was pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2006
It was either the water chestnuts or the sour cream that made this not so wonderful. I think I'll make it again and omit both of those just use a light mayo. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/09/2015
I thought that this salad was pretty bland. It's definitely missing "something". Also I followed the suggestions of previous reviewers and made sure to drain the fruit well but it didn't help. This salad still started to get watery. Disappointing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2019
I found this recipe with an ingredient search for chicken water chestnuts and mayo. I had a rotisserie chicken to use up and I wanted to make chicken salad. I didn't have celery but I did have a can of water chestnuts. This recipe still calls for celery. I dehydrate a lot of foods for the pantry so I added a tsp of my celery powder and a tsp of crushed dried celery leaves for flavor. Another review said this salad needed onion so I minced up some leftover onions from last night's BBQ and added about 2 Tbs for some crunch and flavor. I didn't have mango and other reviewers said it caused problems in storage so I skipped it. I used crushed canned pineapple pressed dry; it yielded just shy of a cup. No canned mandarin oranges but I have dehydrated mandarines (they taste like orange licorice) so I chopped up a couple Tbs and added them. I used the recommended sour cream and mayo and a generous twist from the salt grinder to bring out the flavors. After sitting in the refrigerator about 7 hours I tested it with some crackers. Good. Not good enough to make again but a great save of a rotisserie chicken and using what I had on hand. Read More