Curried Chicken Salad

Youngest Daughter recently returned from a business trip bragging up the curried chicken salad she had had and insisted I read her mind and give it a whirl.

She knows what a sucker I am for curry.  Anything.  Curry. We’ve made this twice now and I would make it again tomorrow if I had the chicken…..

I give you my interpretation.

Curried Chicken Salad
(a twist off Ina’s)

2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut up into large bite sized pieces or an equal amount of leftover or rotisserie chicken

1/2 cups Hellman’s mayo

1/8 cup white wine or chicken stock

2 TBS Major Grey’s chutney, first time I subbed peach butter with a squirt of sriracha, it worked!

1 1/2 TBS curry powder

1/3 cup medium-diced celery

1 green onion white and green parts

1/4 cup dried cranberries, you could use dried cherries or raisins)

1/3 cup chopped pecans

a handful of quartered, red, seedless grapes

salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Stir up to mayo, wine, chutney, curry powder.  Toss in the celery, onions, cranberries, pecans and grapes.  Add as much chicken meat as it will hold.  Make more sauce for the rest of the chicken because you now have more than you thought you did.  And you don’t want this dry.

Let it sit and mingle in the refrigerator, for a couple of hours, then dig in.  For the gluten-free among us, the biggest leaves of green leaf lettuce makes for awesome fold-ups. Otherwise there are a lot of fabulous gluten-free crackers out there or just a fork will do.

And yes, Lay’s potato chips are gluten-free.  I knew you would ask….

And yes, it’s Daughter approved, too.

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6 Responses to Curried Chicken Salad

  1. Yup, daughter approved! So did boyfriend! We had them on toasted rye, yum!

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  2. Norma Turner says:

    Have made this with curry also Lori., and I love it!! However, as much as I love onion, I don’t use it in my chicken salad, only tuna. That curry, just adds flavor and color. One of my favorite things!!

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  3. kyleen says:

    Mhmm this looks delicious! Maybe I should get my mom to make it… haha.

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  4. Lily says:

    Tried it Sunday and my husband took the balance of it with him on the plane when he left on a business trip yesterday. (I don’t think it made it all the way to the plane!) Delicious, thanks!

    Oh also, I have vodka vanilla extract brewing in my cabinet thanks to you!

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