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Chicken Cashew Nut Salad Recipe

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

This chicken cashew salad puts all the best textures on a spoon. Also a great make-ahead salad—it only gets better with a little time.



2 chicken breasts

2 tbsp cooking oil

½ cup raw cashews

1 tbsp ginger

1 tbsp garlic

2 tbsp dark soy sauce

3 tbsp sriracha

1 lime

1 tsp honey

2 tbsp water

½ tsp cornstarch


2 cups cabbage

1 cup lettuce

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

1 carrot

½ cup coriander

½ cup red onion

1 green onion

½ tsp sesame seeds


1. Cut up chicken breasts into bite-size cubes

2. Sprinkle salt to taste on the chicken pieces

3. Add cooking oil to a hot pan and roast raw cashews

4. Remove the cashews from heat and set aside

5. Stir in crushed ginger, minced garlic, and chicken pieces

6. Add dark soy sauce, sriracha, lime and honey

7. Prepare cornstarch slurry by mixing water with cornstarch

8. Pour over the chicken and mix well

9. Remove from heat and let it cool

10. Add thinly shredded cabbage along with thinly cut lettuce, bell peppers, carrots, fresh coriander, and red onion to a large clear bowl and mix well

11. Top it off with the cooled chicken

12. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions

13. Ready to enjoy!


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