FOOD: Curried Chicken Salad

Hi MBG readers, Lauren from Perpetually Chic here! One of my favorite quick lunches is to pick up curried chicken salad and a seeduction roll from Whole Foods. Since our Whole Foods is not close to my work, that curried chicken salad haunts me on weekdays. 

Inevitably my stomach begins to growl, and I'm left wishing I had it in my hands. I finally decided it was time to recreate my beloved chicken salad at home, so I can have it whenever I please. Keep reading for my version...

curried chicken salad

Like any good restaurant re-creation that happens in our kitchen, I examined the ingredients of the original then added a little twist of my own--Greek yogurt in place of mayo. I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with my recipe! It tastes lighter but still has that great curry flavor. 

curried chicken salad

This recipe comes together very quickly--it's also a great use for leftover chicken.

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Curried Chicken Salad

Ingredients
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
Salt, pepper and garlic powder
6 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1/4 cup dried currants
1/4 cup minced red onion
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
a dash of ground tumeric

Instructions
1. Season chicken breasts generously with salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder. Cook over medium-high heat on a grill, about 4 minutes per side. Roughly chop into cubes.
2. In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, curry powder, salt and tumeric. Add the cooked chicken and stir to coat. Then add the almonds, celery, currants and onion. Mix well to combine.
3. Serve on top of lettuce with bread or crackers on the side. 


-Recipe and photos by Lauren Craig



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15 comments

  1. Yum. I love curried chicken salad..and I love the idea of using greek yogurt instead of mayo!

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  2. This is one of my favorites in the summer!

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  3. This is one of my favorites in the summer!

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  4. This looks delicious! Can't wait to try!

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  5. Ow wow this looks so super yummy! =] xx

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  6. This sounds so good! I will have to try it.

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  7. You always have the best recipes! This made my mouth water!!!!

    Over The Moon

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  8. This looks like a great way to use leftover rotisserie chicken! Can't wait to give it a try.

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  9. yum! that looks really awesome thanks for an amazing recipe. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  10. I really don't like the taste of curry. I'm wondering if anyone has made this, if you actually taste the curry? Can I substitute with anything else?

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  11. I really don't like the taste of curry. I'm wondering if anyone has made this, if you actually taste the curry? Can I substitute with anything else?

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  12. I love curried chicken salad! So good and easy to throw together.
    xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

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  13. i love that this uses Greek yogurt and not mayo, I HATE mayo! and love that Greek yogurt is healthy :)

    blair
    http://thefoxandshe.com

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  14. this looks soooooo delicious! Mouths watering! thank you for this beautiful post and recipe.

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