Curried Chicken Salad

I’ve really turned into a big chicken salad fan in the past couple of years after making an apple pecan version and then more recently, a strawberry poppyseed one as well.  It’s to the point where I actually seek it out on restaurant menus, something I never would have done five years ago.  This curried chicken salad is definitely something I would order from a menu and it’s certainly worthy of being on the menu of, say, a cute little bakery café that makes its own fresh bread each morning.

Curried Chicken Salad

And at this time of year, I’d certainly love to be sitting under an umbrella of a sidewalk table at one of those cute little cafés eating a sandwich like this.  The curry flavor in this chicken salad goes a long way and it’s perfectly balanced by sweet golden raisins and crisp Granny Smith apples.  Rather than a heavy mayonnaise base, I opted for all Greek yogurt thinned out with white wine vinegar and lemon juice which really brighten up all of the flavors.

Curried Chicken Salad

I don’t know about you but 10 minutes of my time is absolutely worth an end-product like this one and since I can make it at home, I can use that extra time to stop by that new coffee shop I’ve been dying to check out.  Or you know, fold another load of laundry because really: life, right?

Curried Chicken Salad

Curried Chicken Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked and chopped chicken
  • ¾ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ½ medium Granny Smith apple, diced small
  • ¼ cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the yogurt, vinegar, curry powder, salt, and lime juice together until smooth. Mix the yogurt sauce into the chicken until the chicken is well-coated. Fold in the scallions, raisins, apple, and cilantro. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to marry before serving.
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Curried Chicken Salad

Ingredients

2 cups cooked and chopped chicken
¾ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 ½ tsp curry powder
½ tsp Kosher salt
Juice of ½ lime
2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
¼ cup golden raisins
½ medium Granny Smith apple, diced small
¼ cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped

Instructions

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    Add the chicken to a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk the yogurt, vinegar, curry powder, salt, and lime juice together until smooth.  Mix the yogurt sauce into the chicken until the chicken is well-coated.  Fold in the scallions, raisins, apple, and cilantro.  Cover and chill for 1-2 hours to allow the flavors to marry before serving.

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  • May 4, 2015 at 6:04 AM

    I have tried with granny apples, raisins, and heard a lot about adding curry powder. So tempting to try now. Thanks for a great post!

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