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Chicken Salad with Citrus and Cashews

Simple, quick and tasty.  That’s what comes to mind when I think of this salad.  The sweetness of honey, the tang of mustard and a good hearty blast of sweet red grapefruit make this a sure-fire winner on even the hottest day. It puts a smile on my face every time I make it.

It only takes a few minutes to put this together, which makes it a great choice for a quick-lunch.  Alternately, just pack up the ingredients separately and assemble it right at your desk in a few seconds for a light alternative to a standard office lunch.

Chicken Salad with Citrus and Cashews

I developed this recipe for FoodBuzz Family Bites. The ingredients used were provided by Newman’s Own, which is why there is a brand specified, but any Honey Mustard dressing that you love, whether homemade or store-bought will work wonders here.

Chicken Salad with Citrus and Cashews
Yield: 4 servings

Chicken Salad with Citrus and Cashews

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • ¾ pound chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1-package Italian blend salad greens
  • ¼ cup salt-roasted cashews
  • 1 sweet grapefruit cut in segments
  • 6-8 Tbsp Newman’s Own Light honey Mustard Salad Dressing
  • 1-Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season chicken lightly with salt and pepper. Cook in a large skillet with olive oil over medium heat until juices run clear when pierced. Set aside.
  2. Place greens in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle Newman’s Own Light Honey Mustard salad Dressing over greens and toss lightly to coat. Add grapefruit segments and toss to combine.
  3. Place equal amounts of salad greens onto four plates. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and lay equal amounts on top of the greens on each plate. Sprinkle cashews over salad.
  4. Drizzle with a tiny bit more salad dressing if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 289Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 4242mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 15g

What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:

Nothing really, but my wife would probably recommend goat cheese.

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