TGI Friday’s Mandarin Orange Sesame Salad Dressing and Salad

Looking for a salad that is light yet hearty?  This TGI Friday’s Mandarin Orange Sesame Salad Dressing and Salad won’t disappoint. The nutty orange flavor of the salad dressing is perfect for any chicken salad.  TGI Friday’s is known for its inventive dishes you will love this one too!

TGI Friday’s Mandarin Orange Sesame Salad Dressing

It’s hard to beat the delicious taste of an orange sesame salad dressing.  Pair it with chicken salad and you have the perfect meal.  This is the type of salad that can also be shared without the chicken for a nice side salad.  Or you can add shrimp or even tofu to mix things up a bit.

Benefits of Sesame Oil

Sesame oil is one of the ingredients in this salad dressing.  If you have ever used sesame oil to cook, you know it’s very healthy for you.

Some of the benefits include:

  • High in antioxidants
  • Has strong anti-inflammatory properties
  • Good for your heart
  • May help control blood sugar, treat arthritis and heal wounds and burns.

This oil is also said to protect against UV rays.  As you can see there are many wonderful benefits to eating or using sesame oil.

How to Make TGI Friday’s Mandarin Orange Sesame Salad Dressing & Salad

As good as this salad is for you, it’s just as easy.  It takes only 20 minutes to make which makes this the perfect meal for your busy schedule.

Here’s what you need:

  • Orange Marmalade
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Ground Ginger
  • Garlic Powder
  • White Vinegar
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Honey
  • Mandarin Orange sections
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Chicken Breast

First add all of the dressing ingredients (marmalade, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic powder, white vinegar, vegetable oil, soy sauce, sesame oil, and honey) into a blender and mix together.  Transfer to a small bowl and add the mandarin oranges and mix.  In a bowl or plate, add the lettuce and chicken and top with the mandarin orange dressing.

Notes

  • If you don’t have chicken breasts on hand, you can also use chicken from a rotisserie chicken.  Just shred the chicken and add to the salad.
  • Are you a vegetarian? You can substitute with shrimp or tofu.
  • This is a great make-ahead dressing.  Make the dressing, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days before serving.

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TGI Friday’s Mandarin Orange Sesame Salad Dressing and Salad

Make this hearty salad from TGI Fridays. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: TGI Friday's Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 824kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped mandarin orange sections
  • 8 cups lettuce mix
  • 4 grilled chicken breasts

Instructions

  • Combine marmalade, cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic powder, vinegar, vegetable oil, soy sauce, sesame oil and honey into a blender container. Cover and blend on medium speed for 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and add the chopped orange sections. Stir to mix. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Serve over a bed of mixed greens, topped by sliced grilled chicken breasts.

Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • If you don't have chicken breasts on hand, you can also use chicken from a rotisserie chicken.  Just shred the chicken and add to the salad.
  • Are you a vegetarian? You can substitute with shrimp or tofu.
  • This is a great make-ahead dressing.  Make the dressing, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 824kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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