Libby’s Chicken Salad


Cashew Chicken Salad

From the kitchen of Libby McCormack Cooper

This is an old family favorite. I’m not sure where it came from originally. Maybe Mom found it in a magazine. You can make it in the morning or even the night before. Serve it on a bed of lettuce or on a croissant as a sandwich. So easy, even Claire can do it. And using yogurt in the dressing makes it WW friendly, without the croissant, of course.


1 whole cooked chicken, cooled

3-4 cups seedless grapes, halved

4 stalks celery, chopped

4 green onions, chopped

1 cup cashews, coarsely chopped

1/8 tsp. tarragon

3/4 tsp. celery seed

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/8 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (substitute plain non-fat Greek yogurt for all or part, if desired)

  1.  Pull all the meat off the whole chicken. Cut into ½ to 1 inch chunks. Place into a large bowl.
  2. Add celery, onions,  grapes, and cashews to the bowl.
  3. Add in mayo/yogurt and seasonings. Mix well.
  4. Cover and chill at least an hour before serving.



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