Chicken Cashew Salad Recipe -
Chicken Cashew Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Chicken Cashew Salad

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"This is a great summer pasta salad for barbeques and more. It has a slightly sweet, creamy dressing, and is loaded with chicken, cashews, and crunchy veggies."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In large bowl, combine brown sugar, salad dressing, lemon juice, vinegar and salt. Toss dressing mixture with cooked pasta, celery, green pepper, onion and chicken. Chill until ready to serve. Mix in cashews just before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 05, 2003

Love this recipe. Second time I made it, I toasted the cashews in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes so they would stay crunchy in the salad.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 10, 2011

this was okay. the sauce was indeed sweet the same day, and improved the next day. It didn't get rave reviews from the family.

Jul 04, 2003

I was striving for a "healthy" recipe but settled on this one. With slight modifications, it was the hit of the office potluck! I don't think celery adds much in taste so I used zuchinni, used real mayo (ugh on Miracle Whip!), added red grapes and left out the green peppers (too many people don't like peppers). My husband and I ate the salad the day I made it and it was only okay. However, after sitting 24 hours, it was truly great. Even though it was sweet, I had no complaints.

Sep 05, 2003

One of my new favorite pasta salad recipes! Very tasty! I also added a 1/2 bell red pepper for some color and I cooked the chicken by frying in a pan with 1 TBLS of butter and lightly seasoning it with lemon pepper. Even my PICKY brother-in-law (age 15) was impressed and helped himself to seconds. Plan to make many times, esspecially this summer!

May 28, 2006

I LOVE This! I seasoned the chicken breasts with salt and lemon pepper and then placed them in a plastic bowl and covered with water and then placed a chicken bouillion cube in. Covered with plastic wrap and microwaved for 13 minutes. After this was done and cooled I cut into cubes for this salad. I was out of Miracle Whip so I used 1/2 cup of low fat Marzetti's and 1/2 cup of low fat mayo. I used 1/2 onion and sliced a green onion for color. This is so so so tasty! It is very sweet and oniony. Thanks so much for this recipe, my oldest son and I can't get enough of this!

Feb 06, 2007

I really liked the idea of this recipe and made a few modifications. I wanted to make a salad for sandwiches, so I omitted the pasta. The cashews were substituted for pecans, which I toasted. It was delicious, and I am making it again right now.

Jun 30, 2006

this was GREAT!!! just what I was looking for. I added only 1 stalk of celery and 1 cup of halved grapes for variation. D E L I C I O U S !!! have already made it 3 times in 2 weeks. YUM

Jan 23, 2003

great recipe and easy to make. I took out the celery but added sliced red grapes. The grapes are a great addition to the recipe. Will make again!


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  • Calories
  • 499 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 20.6 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 545 mg
  • 22%

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

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