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Buffet Make-Your-Own Salad

2 chickens -- cooked, * see note
4 cups cooked rice
3 cans chow mein noodles -- large cans
5 cups gravy -- ** see note
3 cups celery -- diced
10 green onions -- sliced
16 ounces pineapple chunks in juice -- drained
2 cups cheddar cheese -- shredded
1 cup toasted almonds -- slivered
1 1/2 cups toasted coconut
1 cup black olives -- chopped

* Broiler-fryer chickens. Cook, skin, bone and cut into bite-sized pieces.
** Use chicken gravy or combination of broth, chicken soup and gravy.
Heat chicken and gravy together. Place in pretty serving or chafing dish. Place other items in a decorative fashion on buffet table. Guests can build their own salads using these ingredients.
This can be made in advance and stored separately, ready to assemble when needed.