Chicken Cashew Salad | Pink Lady - Mutsu apples



Elevate your salad game with our delectable Chicken Salad with Apples & Cashews, a delightful fusion of savory and sweet flavors that's sure to tantalize your taste buds. 



This mouthwatering salad features tender diced chicken, crunchy cashews, and the crisp, juicy goodness of apples sourced from Honeycrisp.com. 



For this recipe, we recommend trying Mutsu or Pink Lady apples, each bringing its unique flavor and texture to the dish.





Ingredients:

  • 2 cups diced apple from Honeycrisp.com try Mutsu or Pink Lady
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup cashew halves & pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds diced or shredded chicken (about 4 cups)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1.  In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper until thoroughly combined. 

2.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

3.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread out cashew pieces on a baking sheet and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown, watching carefully. Allow to cool.

4.  To the bowl of dressing, add diced chicken, toasted cashews, and diced apples. Refrigerate for at least an hour to chill and allow the flavors to blend.  Enjoy!

 

Why Mutsu and Pink Lady Apples?

Mutsu apples, also known as Crispin apples, are prized for their firm texture and slightly tart flavor, making them an excellent choice for salads. Their crisp flesh holds up well against the other ingredients, adding a refreshing crunch and a hint of tanginess to each bite.

Pink Lady apples, with their distinctive pink hue and sweet-tart flavor, provide a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity to the salad. Their crisp texture and juicy flesh complement the savory components of the dish, creating a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that's simply irresistible.

 

Fun Facts About Mutsu and Pink Lady Apples:

    • Mutsu apple originated in Japan and are named after the Mutsu Province. They are known for their large size, firm texture, and excellent storage qualities, making them a favorite among apple enthusiasts.
    • Pink Lady apple, originally developed in Australia, are celebrated for their unique combination of sweetness and tartness. They are prized for their crisp texture, vibrant color, and versatility in both sweet and savory dishes.


Incorporating Mutsu or Pink Lady apples from Honeycrisp.com into this Chicken Salad adds a refreshing burst of flavor and a delightful crunch, taking your salad experience to the next level. So why wait? Let's dive into the recipe and savor the deliciousness of this Chicken Salad with Apples & Cashews!


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