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Curry Chicken Salad is a flavorful mixture that you can take along in your cooler and serve on sandwich rolls, in tortilla wraps, or even in a lettuce leaf wrap.

Curry Chicken Salad is a flavorful mixture than you can take along in your cooler and serve on sandwich rolls, in tortilla wraps, or even in a lettuce leaf wrap.

Picnic season is just around the corner and what better way to get ready for it than this simple chicken salad recipe.

The versatility of this recipe is perfect for a picnic on the go or as a quick lunch you can pull from the fridge on a busy day.

To Make This Recipe You Will Need:

  • thyme
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • parsley
  • chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • lemon juice
  • mayonnaise
  • curry powder
  • honey
  • water
  • salt
  • apple
  • celery
  • raisins
  • zip-lock bag
  • broiler or grill
  • mixing bowl

To begin, you’ll need some cooked chicken. We want to give this chicken some flavor before it even goes into the salad.

In a small dish, combine thyme, black pepper, sea salt, and parsley.

seasonings in a small glass dish

Place chicken breasts in a zip-lock bag. Add in the seasoning along with some lemon juice.

Seal the bag closed. “Squish” the contents of the bag around to coat all of the chicken with the lemon juice and seasonings. Refrigerate this for an hour.

seasoned chicken breasts in a zip-lock bag

To cook the chicken you can broil or grill it. Cook it for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

marinated chicken breasts on a baking pan

In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, curry powder, honey, and pinch of salt.

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Set this aside for the moment.

curry sauce for chicken salad in a dish

Dice the chicken into ¾ inch pieces or shred it with two forks. Dice a sweet apple and a stalk of celery.

diced ingredients on a cutting board

Combine the chicken, apple, celery, and raisins in a mixing bowl.

diced chicken salad ingredients in a mixing bowl

Add the dressing to the mixture and stir it all together.

chicken salad in a mixing bowl

Store this covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.

Curry Chicken Salad is a flavorful mixture than you can take along in your cooler and serve on sandwich rolls, in tortilla wraps, or even in a lettuce leaf wrap.

Enjoy as you wish!

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Picnic Curry Chicken Salad

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Picnic season is just around the corner and what better way to get ready for it than this simple chicken salad recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Course Entrées – Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 316 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
  • ¼ c lemon juice
  • ½ c mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 Tb honey
  • 1 Tb water
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 apple, sweet, red
  • 1 stalk celery
  • ½ c raisins

For Serving

  • rolls, wraps or lettuce leaves

Instructions
 

  • To begin, you’ll need some cooked chicken. We want to give this chicken some flavor before it even goes into the salad.
  • In a small dish, combine the thyme, black pepper, sea salt, and parsley.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a zip-lock bag. Add in the seasoning along with the lemon juice. Seal the bag closed. “Squish” the contents of the bag around to coat all of the chicken with the lemon juice and seasonings. Refrigerate this for an hour.
  • To cook the chicken you can broil or grill it. Cook it for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  • In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, curry powder, honey, and pinch of salt. Set this aside for the moment.
  • Dice the chicken into ¾ inch pieces or shred it with two forks. Dice a sweet apple and a stalk of celery.
  • Combine the chicken, apple, celery, and a half cup of raisins in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the dressing to the mixture and stir it all together.
  • Store this covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.
  • Enjoy as you wish!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 15gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 455mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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This recipe was originally written in 2016, updated in 2023.

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