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Cashew Chicken Salad with Chipotle Avocado Dressing

Love cashew chicken? You're going to love it even more in super-healthy salad form with an insane kicked-up chipotle avocado dressing drizzled on top!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 230kcal


  • 1/2 lb chicken breasts diced into 1-in cubes
  • 1 medium red pepper diced
  • 1 carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup roasted cashews
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 medium orange peeled and diced


  • 1 medium avocado diced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced chipotle in adobo sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once skillet is hot, saute chicken, red pepper, carrot, and garlic in olive oil until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir soy sauce, cashews, and salt and pepper to taste into skillet.
  • Meanwhile in a large bowl, combine lettuce, cabbage, green onion, and orange. Arrange warm chicken mixture on top of salad. Set aside for a moment to make the dressing.
  • Make the dressing: In a food processor, pulse all dressing ingredients until smooth. Season dressing with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When ready to serve, drizzle individual servings of salad with dressing and serve. Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.6g | Protein: 12.5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 267mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 5.1g