Curried Pasta Salad With Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a lovely, flavourful but light dish that can be easily adapted for a diet with low fat ingredients. You can't get crushed pineapple where I live so I use pineapple chunks and chop them very finely. Cooking time includes half an hour of chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package (if you like, continue with step 2 while the pasta cooks). When cooked, drain thoroughly and rinse under cold running water until the pasta has cooled. Drain and put in a large serving bowl.
  2. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray or melt a little butter if you prefer. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the korma paste and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes.
  4. Stir in the apricots, tomato paste and water and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  5. Stir together the mayonnaise and mango chutney in a bowl until blended. Drain the crushed pineapple, adding 2 tablespoons of the pineapple juice to the mayonnaise mixture. (If using pineapple chunks, chop them finely now).
  6. Stir the pineapple, mayonnaise mixture, onions with korma paste and cooked chicken pieces into the pasta in the serving bowl. Toss together to coat the pasta.
  7. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to allow the flavours to blend.
  8. Serve cold and enjoy!


Most Helpful

We enjoyed this very much for lunch yesterday. Lovely combination of flavors. I searched high and low for Korma paste but couldn't find it in any of my local stores but did find Tikka paste so I used that instead. I also substituted sour cream for the mayonnaise (personal preference) and used chopped fresh peaches in place of the dried apricots. This is a nice change of pace from traditional pasta salads. Made for PRMR.

swissms July 11, 2010

Great salad. I am really starting to enjoy curry. Nice combination of fruit. I also added some cilantro as FT suggested. I did not chop my apricots too small. I love dried apricots. made for ZWT 6.

susie cooks July 01, 2010

I have to admit I was afraid at first that I was not going to like this salad because of all the fruit, but I was very pleasantly surprised. This made for a tasty lunch today. I used 1/2 lb seasoned cooked chicken breast from Trader Joe's for ease of preparation. I could not find korma paste so I used a korma cooking sauce and omitted the water in Step 4, since I assumed the paste would have a thicker consistency than the sauce. This seemed to work. Also, I did not use light mayo, as I didn't have any--just the full fat version!! Thanks for expanding my horizons. I've definitely never had a salad like this before. Made for Zingo ZWT6.

Dr. Jenny July 01, 2010

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