Scrumptious Sriracha Chicken Salad

Summer’s Favorite Salad with a KICK!

A couple of years ago, I entered into a love affair… with sriracha. Thankfully, it fit right into my marriage and now my husband is head over heels as well! I use it often. Like, really often. The other day, I cooked too much chicken for a batch of traditional chicken salad, so I set some aside. Then, I decided to experiment. What if there were a chicken salad with an Asian flair? So, I mixed up this recipe in a small batch to taste and when it was gone, I almost licked the bowl. The flavor combo was just what my mouth was wanting.

Mix up a batch and see what you think!

Step 1

Gather ingredients (see recipe for complete list)

ingredients for sriracha chicken salad

Step 2

Mix the wet ingredients and ginger to make your sauce.

sauce for sriracha chicken salad

Step 3

Toss in the cabbage and sliced green onions and coat them with the sauce.

cabbage tossed in sauce

Step 4

Slowly mix in the shredded chicken and stir until coated. Then add cashews.

 chicken in sauce

Step 5

Enjoy!

Sriracha Chicken Salad

 

Suggestions

  • To save time, use this trick for shredding your chicken!
  • If it seems to dry, mix up a little more sauce. Too saucy? Add more chicken and cabbage.
  • The cashews get a little soggy the next day. If that’s a problem for you, leave them out of the initial batch and add them as a garnish when you serve.
  • A different crunchy ingredient option is water chestnuts.
  • If you normally like grapes/apples in your chicken salad, try this with cut up mandarin oranges.
  • Too spicy? Go easy on the sriracha. Adding a little more mayo and soy sauce helps, too.
  • Try more sriracha recipes. Find some delicious ones, click here.
  • Serve with fried won tons for an added Asian touch.

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