Crunchy Curried Chicken Salad

Crunchy Curried Chicken Salad – A healthy and tasty recipe that is packed with protein and will leave you feeling full. The best part about this salad is that it tastes great, so you don’t even need to add anything to make it taste good. I love how flavorful the chicken.

Crunchy Curried Chicken Salad is the ultimate comfort food. Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s incredibly easy to make! The crispiness of the chicken pairs perfectly with the softness of the vegetables and creamy yogurt dressing.

AUNT FREDA’S curried chicken salad recipe is sweet and tart, crunchy and creamy all in one bite. Nuts are optional,  as are the raisins, but they heighten the contrast of textures and flavors,  In order to make the salad exceptionally crunchy, I followed a great tip from Slashfood  on how to find crisp apples: “Try to indent the apple with your index finger; if it doesn’t yield, chances are you’ve found an apple with crunch.”

For the non-meat eaters out there my Aunt Freda suggests substituting tuna for the chicken (she says it’s just as good). I like to serve a generous helping of the salad on a big toasted roll with spicy mustard,  romaine and sliced tomato. For a real taste of my Aunt Freda’s kitchen,  try washing it down with some sparkling apple juice. Enjoy.

Aunt Freda’s Crunchy Curried Chicken Salad Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite-size pieces (or tuna in oil, drained)
1/2 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1 tart apple,  diced into 1/2-inch pieces (I used 1/2 of a tart, green Granny Smith and 1/2 of a sweeter Pink Lady)
1 lemon
1/4 cup celery,  diced
1/2 cup miracle whip (or mayo)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon curry powder, or to taste
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

DIRECTIONS:


1. In a large bowl, stir together the miracle whip, mustard, honey and curry powder,  Note: Toss the diced apple with the juice of 1/2 a lemon so it doesn’t turn.


2. Gently fold in the chicken, apple, celery,  dried cranberries (or raisins).  3. Season,  to taste, with salt and pepper, Taste, and adjust curry powder seasoning if necessary.

4. Serve hot or cold (even better the next day).


5. Garnish with toasted walnuts.

This is a simple and easy recipe to make. It will help you create a healthy meal with minimal effort. The best part about this recipe is that it can be customized according to your taste buds. You can also add more ingredients like chutney, curried mayonnaise or cheese if you want to give the dish an extra kick. Try out this recipe and let us know in the comments below if you liked it!

Crunchy Curried Chicken Salad

Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite-size pieces (or tuna in oil, drained).
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts roughly chopped.
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 tart apple diced into 1/2-inch pieces (I used 1/2 of a tart, green Granny Smith and 1/2 of a sweeter Pink Lady)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup miracle whip or mayo
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, stir together the miracle whip, mustard, honey and curry powder,  Note: Toss the diced apple with the juice of 1/2 a lemon so it doesn’t turn.
  • Gently fold in the chicken, apple, celery,  dried cranberries (or raisins).  3. Season,  to taste, with salt and pepper. Taste, and adjust curry powder seasoning if necessary.
  • Serve hot or cold (even better the next day),
  • Garnish with toasted walnuts.

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