Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dang Foods. I was compensated and received a product to try. I fully stand behind this product, and the opinions are 100% my own.

This Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad uses delicious toasted coconut chips instead of crispy Chinese noodles, and you’ll love how flavorful it is! 

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

I’m a HUGE Mandarin chicken salad lover. There’s something so amazing about the combination of chicken, sweet mandarin slices, and crunchy almonds, all coated in a delicious savory dressing.

Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad Recipe

While the original version adds sweeteners and crispy Chinese noodles to the salad, this Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad is only sweetened with mandarins and the noodles are substituted with deliciously toasted Dang Foods Lightly Salted Coconut Chips. It’s such an addicting flavor and texture combo that I recommend you double up on this recipe!

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Why Toasted Coconut Chips?

If you’ve never had toasted coconut chips before, you are in for a real treat! Toasting coconut chips allows their natural sweetness to shine through without any added sugar, and the texture also gets super crunchy in the best way. It’s so much healthier than crispy noodles that would normally be used in Mandarin chicken salad and even more delicious, in my opinion.

Dang Foods Coconut Chips

My go-to toasted coconut chips for years have been by Dang Foods. Their coconut chips are so light and delicious, and I always pack them when I’m traveling because they are so portable and easy to snack on. And most importantly, their ingredients are super clean, and the Lightly Salted Coconut Chips I use in this recipe only contain 2 ingredients: coconut and sea salt. Can’t get much better than that!

Dang Foods is also a Certified B Corporation, meaning they meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance alongside profit goals. All of their products are Non-GMO Project Certified.

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

Save On Dang Foods Coconut Chips!

If you want to try this Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad recipe and get your hands on Dang Foods coconut chips at a discount, make sure to print out a coupon here before heading to the grocery store. They are available at Walmart, Target, and Sprouts!

I hope you love this salad as much as I did. It’s packed with flavor and the most scrumptious combination of textures that it’ll definitely crowd pleaser!

Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad

Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips

This Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad uses delicious toasted coconut chips instead of crispy Chinese noodles, and you'll love how flavorful it is! 
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 403kcal
Author: Jean Choi




  • Drain mandarin oranges but reserve 2 tbsp of the juice for the dressing. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, add mandarin orange, romaine lettuce, chicken, garlic chives, and slivered almonds. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. 
  • Pour the dressing over the salad mixture and toss together to coat. 
  • Top with coconut chips and sesame seeds before serving. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 554mg 23%
Potassium 680mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 109.3%
Vitamin C 79.3%
Calcium 8.9%
Iron 13.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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12 thoughts on “Paleo & Whole30 Mandarin Chicken Salad with Coconut Chips

  1. Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Gosh this is so yummy! Love those Dang coconut chips in this, it’s such a fun addition and adds such a nice crunch.


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