Fruit and Cashew Chicken Salad

Juicy pineapple tidbits complement cooked chicken and sweet oranges in this colorful summery salad that's ready in just ready in just 45 minutes. Stir it in a slightly tart and hot dressing.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Salad

2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
cup sliced celery
1/4
cup chopped red onion
1
(11-oz.) can mandarin orange segments, well drained
1
(8-oz.) can pineapple tidbits in unsweetened juice, well drained, reserving liquid
1
cup salted roasted cashews

Dressing

Reserved pineapple liquid
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons soy sauce
3
to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
1
teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 In large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except cashews; toss gently to combine.
  • 2 Measure reserved pineapple liquid in 1-cup measuring cup; add enough water to make 1/3 cup. In small saucepan, combine pineapple liquid, sugar, salt, soy sauce and hot pepper sauce; mix well with wire whisk. Stir in cornstarch with wire whisk until blended. Cook over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil about 1 minute or until thickened and translucent, stirring constantly. Cool 2 minutes.
  • 3 While dressing is still hot, pour over salad; stir gently to combine. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes to chill, or until serving time. Just before serving, stir in cashews.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups
    Calories
    455
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    60mg
    60%;
    Sodium
    555mg
    555%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    40g
    40%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    28g
    28%
    ),
    Protein
    26g
    26%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    20%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    16%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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