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Prep for Success Recipes: Mandarin chicken salad with sesame dressing

Cayman Prep and High School have produced a book of multi-cultural family recipes that everyone can enjoy.

It was made possible through the selfless efforts of the parents of Cayman Prep students who worked tirelessly to see the project through to fruition.

iNews will be serializing local and world recipes from Prep to Success which is available to buy at Cayman Prep and High School, Diver’s Supply & Book Nook.


Sesame  Dressing:

½ cup  corn  syrup

3 Tbsp.  white  vinegar

2 Tbsp. pineapple  juice

4 tsp.  granulated  sugar

1 Tbsp.  light  brown  sugar

1 Tbsp. rice  wine  vinegar

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. sesame oil

¼  tsp.  ground   mustard

¼ tsp. ground ginger

1/8    tsp. salt

1/8     tsp. paprika

1 dash garlic powder

1 dash ground   black pepper

½  tsp. sesame seeds

½ cup canola oil

Mandarin  Chicken Salad:

4 chicken  breast  fillets

1  head iceberg  lettuce, chopped

4 cups  red leaf lettuce, chopped

1 1/3 cup canned Mandarin orange segments

1 cup  chow  mein noodles

1 cup  sliced almonds,  roasted

Salt and pepper,  to taste

Nutrition Facts per Serving

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories 1282, Prolein39.53 Gm, Carbs 124 .9 Gm, Fat 80.6 1 Gm, Cholesterol 45 mg , Dietary Fiber 7.322 Gm, Sugar42.49 Gm, Sodium 1452mg , Calcium296.7 mg, Potassim11 1049  mg, lron766 1mg


  • Prepare dressing by combining all dressing ingredients, except canola oil and  sesame seeds, in a blender on high speed.
  • Slowly add oil to mixture (to create an emulsion).
  • Add  sesame seeds, and blend  for  just a couple of seconds.
  • Pour  dressing  into  a cruet;  chill until  needed.
  •  Rub  each  chicken  fillet with  oil; season  each  piece  with  salt and  pepper.
  •  Grill  chicken  on  medium-high  heat,  until  done.
  •  Chill  breasts  in  the  refrigerator.
  •   When  chicken is  cold,  build  each  salad,  first by arranging  about 4 cups  of iceberg lettuce  in the  bottom of  a large  bowl, or on  a plate.
  • Arrange  a cup  of red  leaf lettuce  on  the iceberg  lettuce.
  • Dice  each  breast  into  bite-sized  pieces; sprinkle  the  pieces  over  the  salad.
  • Arrange  about 1/3 cup  of  Mandarin  orange  wedges  on each salad.
  • Sprinkle  about  ¼ cup  of  chow  mein  noodles and ¼ cup  of  roasted  sliced almonds  on  top of  each salad.
  • Add  desired  amount of Sesame Dressing;  serve.



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