Chicken Cashew Salad


This chicken cashew salad recipe 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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cups seashell pasta

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup creamy salad dressing (e.g. Miracle Whip)

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup cashew halves


  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 a 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

499 Calories
24g Fat
53g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 499
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 545mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 468mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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