Curried Chicken Salad

"Delicious main dish salad, perfect for a summer lunch or light supper. I typically use Madras (hot) curry powder, but used a mild blend in this dish as I felt it would benefit from a lighter flavor. Use your own preference and adjust the amount to suit your taste. I garnished with fresh cilantro to add some color, but also ended up really enjoying the flavor it added. The original recipe does not give any chill time, but I think it tastes more balanced after some time in the fridge. -Adapted from Gourmet"
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  • Bring water and chicken broth to a simmer in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan.
  • Add chicken and simmer, uncovered, 6 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover pan, then let stand until chicken is cooked through (about 15 minutes).
  • Move chicken to a plate, let cool 10 minutes, then chop into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • While chicken is cooling, whisk together mayonnaise, yogurt, curry, lime juice, honey, ginger, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  • Add chicken, onion, mango, grapes, and cashews; gently stir to combine.

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  1. aprilgenung
    This is delicious! I used the meat from a rotisserie chicken. I did equal parts yogurt and mayo, and an apple instead of the fruit. It needs something green, so I think next time I'll add green onion and celery.
  2. Derf2440
    Lovely currie chicken salad, love the sweet coolness of the mango and grapes with the heat of the currie. Nice finish with the crunchiness of the cashews. Very nice combination of flavours! Have to admit I used only about half of the currie powder called for and it was enough for us. Thanks for sharing a repeater!!
  3. Lifeswruff
    I love this recipe! I have made it on several occassions, first substituting leftover turkey and also chicken thighs. I left out both the mango and grapes but added some dried fruit and nuts.<br/>As for serving, I've used this as a wrap filling (yummy) and most recently I tossed it with broccoli-slaw. Thanks for a great recipe GaylaJ
  4. Sweet Baboo
    According to the date on my paper, I have been making this recipe since June 2002. I have flirted with other curried chicken salads, but this one is old faithful...very, very good.
  5. Ms. Mother Earth
    Fantastic combo of flavors. I served this on a bed of fresh salad greens. It was a little too rich by itself


  1. aprilgenung
    Apple instead of mango and grapes. Shallot instead of red onion. Meat from rotisserie chicken.



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