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What to do with leftover Teriyaki Chicken take out? Try this tropical influenced chicken salad recipe.

Teriyaki Chicken Salad

While I love cooking and baking, after a long day of work I must admit Iโ€™m not always in the mood or have the energy to cook. So, Iโ€™ll have to admit that me and my husband are kind of take out junkies.

Keep in mind we lived in a small town with few meal options the last four years or so. Thus, when we moved last year to an actual city with many restaurants we got a little crazy.

Teriyaki Chicken

One of our weekly meal choices is Chinese take out and we especially like Panda Express, which isnโ€™t far from where we live.  

Akram's Ideas: Panda Express Take Out
We do enjoy our take out, maybe a little too much ๐Ÿ˜‰

With Chinese food itโ€™s easy to over buy, since there are so many options. So, a lot of times we end up with leftovers. In this particular case we ended up with leftover teriyaki chicken, the question was what should I do with it?

Chicken Salad with a Twist

I turned to Pinterest for ideas and then I came across several teriyaki chicken salad recipes.

Akram's Ideas: Teriyaki Chicken Salad Ingredient
The chicken salad mixture is looking pretty good.

Each one was slightly different and I decided to come up with my own version using the ingredients of my choosing.

Teriyaki Chicken Salad
A tropical chicken salad made with leftover takeout teriyaki chicken.
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Ingredients
  1. 1-2 cups of leftover teriyaki chicken
  2. 1 stalk celery chopped
  3. Crushed Almonds
  4. 11 oz can of mandarin oranges
  5. 2 teaspoons of mandarin orange juice
  6. 20 oz can of pineapple chunks
  7. 2 teaspoons of pineapple juice
  8. 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
  9. ยฝ cup greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Chop up the leftover chicken to a size of your liking, place in bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl mix ยฝ cup of greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce. To the yogurt teriyaki mix add 2 teaspoons of the mandarin orange juice and 2 teaspoons of pineapple juice, mix well.
  3. Combine chicken , celery , and the mandarin oranges and pineapples without any juices. Stir in the yogurt mixture and combine well. Top with crushed almonds
  4. Serve over a bed of lettuce or in a sandwich.
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Akram's Ideas: Greek Yogurt & Teriyaki Sauce
Greek Yogurt, Teriyaki Sauce, and fruit juices.

Tangy Tropical Taste

Chicken salad is one of my favorite dishes, but I must admit that this is the first time Iโ€™ve made a teriyaki version. While I do like apples and grapes in my traditional chicken salad, I wasnโ€™t sure how Iโ€™d feel about the mandarin oranges and pineapple.

Akram's Ideas: Teriyaki Chicken Salad
I really like the fruity tag of this Teriyaki Chicken Salad

As it turns it out I love this recipe! Itโ€™s has a tangy tropical taste, that is both fresh and different. I also love how easy this recipe was to whip up and put together.

I definitely think this will be one of my go to leftover recipes and Iโ€™m already contemplating getting Chinese food again this week to have more leftovers to make this salad again. I know Iโ€™m crazy.

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What to do with leftover Teriyaki Chicken take out? Try this tropical influenced chicken salad recipe.

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  • Yum! You’re such a wonderful cook, Akram. I just love every recipe – sweet or savoury – that you share with us (and join you in enjoying fruit in your chicken salad).

    โ™ฅ Jessica

    • I’m glad you liked it Miss Jessica. I’m not by any means an awesome cook, but I do like food ๐Ÿ˜‰ This recipe was pretty good and a great way to use leftovers.

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