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Tropical Chicken Salad Recipe

Tropical Chicken Salad

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 - 1 cup servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. 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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Jul 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

Sep 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.


10 Ratings

Aug 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.

Jun 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.

Jul 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.


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  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 13.7 g
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 43 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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