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Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad

Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad ~ Quick yet delicious combination of chicken, Asian-style slaw, and cashews for a tangy and satisfying meal. Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad ~ Quick yet delicious combination of chicken, Asian-style slaw, and cashews for a tangy and satisfying meal ~ The Complete SavoristAs per usual, I made too much of one dish.  Instead of eating it until I was sick of it, I prefer to repurpose it into something else.  Case in point, I made an Asian slaw and prepared more than I could eat in a sitting or two.  But the flavors were fantastic and it was too tasty to waste, which I try never to do anyway.
 I had cashews still hanging around from my chicken salad.  I always have cooked chicken on hand to use in any impromptu dish I might whip up.  Plus some extra Asian slaw, it all came together rather quickly and easily.

Luckily, a friend had a potluck dinner to attend this evening, so I made the dish, took some for myself, and sent him off with a delicious dish for his dinner party.  Win-win in my book.  I even managed to get Elizabeth to take one bite.

Then she returned it.

I didn’t take her for a raw cabbage fan, but she’s getting better at least trying one bite.  At least she was nice about it.  She looked up at me and said “I don’t like it Mommy, but I tried it” and then she promptly turned and ran outside to continue playing with her friends.  Kids!Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad ~ Quick yet delicious combination of chicken, Asian-style slaw, and cashews for a tangy and satisfying meal ~ The Complete SavoristThe leftover slaw still had plenty of dressing on it, but once the chicken and cashews were added, it was a bit weak, so I punched it up a bit.

If your leftover slaw still has plenty of zip and zing when you add the chicken and the cashews, feel free to omit the additional dressing.  I’m a saucy gal, so I like to near drown my dishes. It’s a personal flaw I am working on overcoming.  Or not.  🙂

12/22/16 Update: Made a quick tiny version of this Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad for lunch this week and still love it. Had to reshare it since it’s been a long time. Now if I was thinking, I would have taken new pictures, but I wasn’t thinking with my brain, just my tummy.

Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad ~ Quick yet delicious combination of chicken, Asian-style slaw, and cashews for a tangy and satisfying meal
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups Asian slaw
  • 3 cups cooked chicken; chopped
  • 11/2 cups cashews

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the Asian slaw, chicken, and cashews.  Toss.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix well.
  4. Serve!

Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad ~ Quick yet delicious combination of chicken, Asian-style slaw, and cashews for a tangy and satisfying meal ~ The Complete Savorist

Chinese Chicken & Cashew Salad ~ Quick yet delicious combination of chicken, Asian-style slaw, and cashews for a tangy and satisfying meal ~ The Complete Savorist

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    AlainaB
    May 19, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    OMGoodness! That looks amazingly good! I love all the color in it! I have been wantoing to fix more salads to eat, but am not very creative when it comes to making salads that are complete meals. This one is definitely going into my recipe book!

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    Danielle
    May 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    That looks really good. I might have to try this. I will however be sure to only make enough for myself since my son would freak out with all those things being mixed in one bowl.

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    Sam
    May 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    This looks amazing!! I am going make this for our Memorial Day party

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    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo
    June 3, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Asian cabbage slaws are one of my all time favorites to have around the house. Adding chicken and cashews sound perfect! Such a pretty salad.

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    Debra @ Bowl Me Over
    June 3, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Love repurposing meals! Love that the salad doesn’t include noodles either. Delicious healthy choice!

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      Michelle
      June 3, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      I love noodles, but opted to not use them this time.

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    Christie
    June 3, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Love that you repurposed slaw into this gorgeous salad. It is calling me name.

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
    June 3, 2015 at 7:09 am

    There is nothing better than making one dish and creating several fabulous recipes from them. This is a great re-purpose recipe! Love it!

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    Alisa - Go Dairy Free
    June 3, 2015 at 7:45 am

    What a fabulous repurposed dish! I’m a sucker for Asian chicken salad.

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