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A wonderful twist on the common chicken salad, the crunch of apples and cashews, with a sweet honey dressing.
Once early fall is upon us, flavors turn to apple. I get so excited – apple is one of my favorite things to bake with, but apples aren’t just for baking anymore! I made the most amazing chicken salad this week, and it packed a perfect fall punch – apples, chicken, cashews and honey.
Perk: something that tastes THIS good is super easy, just a bit of chopping and some Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips!
I had done my menu planning for the week, I had my list in hand and headed to Walmart to do some grocery shopping. I had grabbed a couple of bags of Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips to make Buffalo Chicken Pizza and their favorite Southwest Chicken Linguine. I headed to the produce section to grab some fruit for the lunch boxes. One of the reasons I love fall is that there are so many different kids of apples to chose from! The idea hit me to make a chicken salad, as a nice alternative to deli meat sandwiches for lunch.
I defrosted the fully-cooked chicken, and chopped it up in smaller pieces. Tyson® chicken is 100% all-natural and made with all-white meat, it’s 97% fat free and makes healthy home cooking so easy. I added some chopped celery, apples and cashews. The dressing is super easy — only 3 ingredients! Tossed it together, chilled it in the fridge and BAM! – lunch was ready a couple of hours later. It’s super yummy just on crackers, or over a bed of greens.
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- 2 cups (about 3/4 pound) Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips, cubed
- 1/2 cup salted cashews, toasted, roughly chopped
- 1 apple, (about 1 cup), cubed tossed in 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup celery, chopped
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
Whisk dressing ingredients together, set aside.
Thaw chicken and cut into small pieces.
Toast cashews by placing in the oven at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Cool, roughly chop them.
Toss together: chicken, celery, apples and cashews. Pour dressing over, stir to combine.
Chill. Serve on a bed of greens or over crackers.
adapted recipe source
Delicious served on crackers or a fresh bed of greens. This makes a great presentation for showers or luncheons.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 567 Total Fat: 40g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 31g Cholesterol: 49mg Sodium: 422mg Carbohydrates: 40g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 31g Protein: 17g
Pop on into your local Walmart, grab a bag of Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips, make this delicious recipe or one of your very own!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.