For a salad with the best texture, shred the chicken instead of cubing it. The technique is simple: Holding a fork, tines down, in each hand, pull the meat into pieces along the grain.

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prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make dressing: In a blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

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  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, cabbage, bell pepper, and scallions; season with salt and pepper. In another large bowl, toss lettuce with 1/2 cup dressing. Divide among four bowls, and top with chicken mixture. Drizzle all with remaining dressing, and sprinkle with cashews.

Reviews (14)

79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
07/17/2014
This was good. I added some canned mandarin oranges, and chow mein noodles. But like others, the dressing just did not go. It needed to be a bit sweeter. Something was lacking.... the cilantro was more Mexican than Asian to me.
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08/05/2010
For a yummy variation I add 1 T. sesame seed oil to the dressing,add some crispy wonton strips, omit shredded lettuce, scoop up into lettuce cups instead. Even picky kids dig it!
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08/17/2009
When I saw the title I immediate thought of Margaret Cho. I wonder what she might think of the recipe. She is my favorite female humorist.
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08/11/2009
Put this salad ontop of Soba noodles that have been lightly tossed with sesame oil for an even more filling meal.
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07/30/2008
Yum yum! Loved the combination of ingredients, super easy to make and very flavorful. I think it tastes more Mexican than Asian because of the cilantro
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07/30/2008
I made this salad last night and it was great. Whole family ate it. Definitely will make again.
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07/30/2008
I made this salad last night and it was great. Whole family ate it. Definitely will make again.
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07/30/2008
I made this salad last night and it was great. Whole family ate it. Definitely will make again.
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07/30/2008
I made this salad last night and it was great. Whole family ate it. Definitely will make again.
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07/28/2008
Great timing, I finally purchased a mandoline over the weekend and I used it to prepare this salad. I added green peppers and to the dressing added crushed red pepper, heat is always a bonus for flavor. I roasted some chicken breasts with EVOO and S
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07/28/2008
Great Looking salad , I will certainly try this one.. Thanks so much for your lovely recipes..
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07/26/2008
Wow..I ate it before but didnot know how to make it.Thanks Martha:))
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07/23/2008
O.K. SOMERSIZERS: THIS LOOKS LIKE A TERRIFIC RECIPE FOR US ON LEVEL ONE, EXCEPT FOR THE CASHEWS WHICH WE WILL HAVE TO OMIT. OTHERWISE LETS ALL GIVE MARTHA A GREAT BIG THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE.
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05/15/2008
Terrific salad and so easy. The cabbage and cashews really add texture and taste. Will make again.