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Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I think this is the best cashew chicken salad sandwich recipe around. It’s good for you and quick to make, and it has wonderful flavor. —Peggi Kelly, Fairbury, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted cashews
  • 1/2 cup chopped red apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 kaiser rolls or croissants, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, cashews, apple and cucumber. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper. Stir into chicken mixture. Serve on rolls, with lettuce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 463 calories, 26g fat (4g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • kmschall
    Jul 27, 2015

    Perfect recipe... Made just as written except I added no sugar! Didn't miss it at all, and it was delicious.

  • jgeiger1
    Apr 1, 2015

    it was ok... not very interesting.. won't make again

  • blueirisgirl
    Jul 2, 2014

    Love chicken salad and always like trying it with new and different ingredients. Perfect hot weather lunch, with fruit on the side.

  • lauramarielawson
    Oct 8, 2012

    I make this all the time, always delicious.

  • ahmom
    Aug 1, 2012

    This was good but it was missing something.

  • wintermom9597
    Jul 17, 2012

    LOVED this. So easy and perfect for a night when the temp is near 100 degrees - no oven, no grill, no stove. (I always have diced cooked chicken in the freezer.)Only change I would make would be to omit the 1/2 tsp. salt if you use salted cashews. I also used Miracle Whip instead of mayo for the added "zing". Would consider serving this just on leaves of lettuce instead of buns for those less hearty appetites.

  • szahradnik
    Jul 9, 2012

    I made this for a group of men and they loved it. If I were eating it, I would want more sauce, I thought it appeared dry but they thought it was great!

  • vshorty
    Nov 17, 2011

    Very delicious, easy and fast to make. I will defiantly be making this on the regular for my family. Try a wrap instead of a bun like I did.

  • cooley2
    Jul 13, 2011

    This is absolutely the best chicken salad recipe ever! Made no changes at all. My husband who doesn't even like cucumbers loved this one!

  • SisQLady
    Oct 13, 2010

    I make this recipe at least once a month. I use English cucumbers and don't peel them. And since I don't eat bread or rolls, I substituted that for flour tortillas which I will eat once in a while. This recipe has been passed along to friends.