Curried Chicken Rice Salad

"About 30 years ago, I got this recipe from a pamphlet at a Visitor's Center just over the Mississippi River from Mississippi into Arkansas. It has been a summer mainstay ever since. The time required assumes you already have cooled cooked rice. Also, I go heavy on the pineapple and use a whole can rather than 1 cup."
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Ready In:
2hrs 10mins




  • Combine cool rice (make sure it is really cool, otherwise you will end up with Curried Chicken Rice Mush!), chicken, pineapple, celery and green pepper in biggish bowl.
  • Combine peach preserves, mayonnaise and curry powder. Stir into the chicken mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Chill for at least 2-3 hours. Serve topped with grated cheese, or not -- .

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  1. A wonderful easy to make salad. I made it before heading off to work in the morning so that the flavours could develop during the day. Was so nice to come home to a main that just had to be served and I also made a Greek Salad to go with it. A delightful summer salad that really hits the spot.
  2. I made this for the Jan 2010 Aussie/Kiwi Swap. So delicious! So refreshing. I didn't include the green pepper (personal choice). But my DH wants me to make this frequently come summer! Yummy!
  3. This was so good. I loved the flavor combo of the fruit with the curry. I used brown rice and light mayo. Will make again. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Delicious, refreshing salad! I added some extra curry as I really like it. It's something to easily use with leftover chicken. Thanks for posting!
  5. I know I will be making this recipe often...we all enjoyed it very much. It was a snap to put together too, since I had cold brown basmati rice, and cooked chicken breasts in the fridge., The dressing has a delicate flavour of curry which marries perfectly with the peach preserves, and I can see substituting other fruit, like mango or peach in season for the pineapple. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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