THEE Best Cashew Chicken Salad

Hello Bakerette readers! I can’t believe it’s already been a month since we here at last guest posted and hope that all of you are having a wonderful summer! Today we have a great recipe for you that won’t heat up your kitchen during the hot days of summer and you can make this up super quick if you use an already cooked rotisserie chicken. But first let me tell you how I was lucky enough to get this recipe!

A few years ago, I was the president of the women’s organization of my church. One day, as my committee and I were sitting around the table discussing what to serve at an upcoming luncheon, one of the committee members, whose name was Nancy, volunteered to make THEE Best Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwiches on Croissants. Were we going to turn that offer down? H to the Heck NO!

THEE best Cashew Chicken Salad. Period.

Well, she made THEE Best Cashew Chicken Salad sandwiches and they were the hit of the luncheon! Everyone wanted the recipe and Nancy became famous for her cashew chicken salad.

At our next craft night, guess what was served? Nancy’s Cashew Chicken Salad.

THEE best Cashew Chicken Salad. Period.

At a Mother’s Day Luncheon, guess what was served? Nancy’s Cashew Chicken Salad.

THEE best Cashew Chicken Salad. Period. MadeFromPinterest.netAt the unfortunate event of a funeral, guess what was served? Nancy’s Cashew Chicken Salad.

And now you too can have the recipe of Nancy’s Cashew Chicken Salad! Aren’t you excited?!? The thing that I love most about this chicken salad is the celery seed that is found in the homemade dressing. Wow. I don’t know if I’ve ever really used celery seed before this recipe, but it makes it mah-velous!

THEE best Cashew Chicken Salad. Period.

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Nancy's Cashew Chicken Salad
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (I just used a rotisserie chicken from Costco)
  • Red grapes, halved
  • Green onion, to taste
  • Cashews, to taste
Halve some red grapes, cut your green onions and add cashews to taste. Now I know that there are some people out there that won't like this because they will want exact amounts but live dangerously people! Create to your heart's content!

Homemade Dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon tarragon
  1. Mix together all homemade dressing ingredients together until well blended and then mix in the chicken salad ingredients. Put on croissants, rolls or just eat straight out of the bowl! Enjoy!


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  1. I just made this. It was amazing!! Thanks so much for the recipe.

  2. Are the cashews used in this chicken salad raw cashews or roasted?

  3. Connielyn says:

    This is a great recipe..any idea on how many calories per serving?

    • Thank you Connielyn! So glad you like the recipe. Unfortunately, I don’t know the calories per serving for this recipe.

  4. How many sandwiches does this make? Did I miss it?

  5. Ashley Hamm says:

    Ok first I just have to say a big THANK YOU for introducing me to this awesome salad! I have a picky tot with a TON of food allergies so this really expanded his palate! I used soy free veganese in place of mayo and cranberries in place of grapes. DELICIOUS!

  6. Brooke Boyts says:

    how many people does this serve?

  7. Jennifer says:

    How about pineapple and slivered almonds as a substitute????

    • That sounds delicious Jennifer! I think those would be wonderful substitutes as well! Let me know if you like it!

  8. i would make it for weddings or babyshowers or bridal showers

  9. This was The Best chicken salad I had ever had. I had never used celery seed or tarragon before and I almost cried when I paid $5.28 for a jar, but after tasting this salad, I have to say it was worth every penny! I prefer pecans in my chicken salad so I used those instead of the cashews. Thanks so much for sharing such deliciousness!

    • So glad you loved it after spending the money!! It’s always great to hear good feedback! Thanks for letting me know.

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