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Fruit and Cashew Chicken Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 4
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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. MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

Mandarins are oranges with loose, easy-to-remove peels. Tangerines, clementines and satsumas are varieties of mandarins.

To give this salad a tropical flavor, use coarsely chopped macadamia nuts instead of cashews.

Hallow out large, sweet bell peppers and use them as bowls for this salad.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups
Calories
455
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
555mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
28g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
16%
16%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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