Cashew Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe -
Cashew Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe
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Cashew Avocado Chicken Salad

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"Try this chicken salad when you really want a treat! This recipe makes sandwiches - but it can be served over lettuce as an alternative."

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Original recipe makes 6 sandwiches Change Servings


  1. In a large bowl, mix the cooked chicken, dressing, dill, cashews, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown; drain.
  3. Spread even amounts of the chicken mixture on 6 slices of toasted bread. Top each with 2 slices bacon and 1 slice Swiss cheese. Top with remaining bread slices to make sandwiches.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 30, 2004

delicious!!! I use a bacon ranch dressing instead of adding all the extra fat from slices of bacon. I think i've made this 3 times this week for lunch. First time I made it, I mixed it all at night and ate the next day, but the avocado will start to brown so the next time I made it, I mixed the chicken with the bacon ranch dressing, added dill and brought a container of cashews and a half avocado (add lime on it and it wont brown). When Im ready for lunch I add the cashews and avocado, mix and its perfect!! great meal. Lower in carbs, high in proteins

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 14, 2011

You really have to make this and eat it right away, which is not what most people do with chicken salad. The avocados go brown really quickly, nusts get mushy, etc.

Jun 22, 2003

With just a few changes, my fiance can't get enough of this chicken salad, and he doesn't even like chicken salad. I omitted the cashews and ranch dressing. Instead I used mayonaisse, some sour cream and very little spicy mustard. I also used canned chicken breast because it's already nicely shredded, and Oscar Mayer real bacon bits. I served on croissants, with a side of green olives and potato chips. Perfect for picnics.

Dec 03, 2003

I wonderful chicken salad! I never liked chicken salad before I tried this recipe. Don't change a thing!!

Jan 25, 2004

This is an incredible chicken salad, for those who don't like chicken salad! I made a few changes and it came out as one of my families favorites. I crumbled up the bacon and put it directly in the salad. And instead of the overpowering taste of ranch dressing I used some sour cream and a little bit of mayo and added a few scallions. I serve this on fresh bakery bread w/ the melted swiss and some romaine lettuce and this is mouthwatering!

Jan 25, 2004

I love this salad - I just add a little bit of chopped green onion to it and include the bacon (chopped) right into the salad. I don't eat it on bread (saves a little on carbs). Wonderful lunch!

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe is perfect the way it is. My entire family loved it. They asked that I serve it at least once every week.

Jun 22, 2003

This recipe puts a twist on a old classic. Simple ingredients - Delightfully Complex taste. Try it I bet you will love it ( I would make alot)


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  • Calories
  • 688 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 41.7 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 41.2 g
  • 82%
  • Sodium
  • 1214 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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