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Probably like you, I'm always trying to create new recipe ideas using leftover rotisserie chicken. This one brings leftover lemon pepper rotisserie chicken, that you would buy from your local grocery store, to a whole new level. This slightly sweet and crunchy salad can be served on a bed of romaine lettuce with sliced ripe avocado or on toasted mini sandwich slices (your choice of flavor) as a unique luncheon main course or appetizer for special guests.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 mins
25 mins
6 servings


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


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

537 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 15.4g; fat 43.6g; cholesterol 66.4mg; sodium 622.2mg. Full Nutrition