Curried Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is such a great lunchtime sandwich filling.  Or cracker topper.  Or snack to eat with a spoon.  I love it.

I also love that there are so many ways to make it and change it up and have a completely different lunch even though it’s not really all that different.  Now if only I could convince my kids that it’s good!  I really don’t understand their dislike of chicken salad in their sandwiches.  They all love chicken, they have no issues with mayo, or yogurt, or veggies, or any of the things I typically put in chicken salad.  And yet they won’t touch it.  Why?  If only I could understand.  But what kids like and don’t never does make sense does it?  They’ll probably all wake up one day and realize that it’s wonderful!

 

Curried Chicken Salad - This curried chicken salad is fast and easy to make, and makes a great lunch. It's also lightened up with Greek yogurt so it's healthy as well as delicious!

 

Until that day though, I can keep making different variations of it for my husband and I.  Because we both realize it’s one of the best ways to fill a sandwich for lunch!

One of our favourite variations of chicken salad is this curried chicken salad.  I first discovered this recipe about ten years ago, and have since made many, many versions of it.  This version is the one I make the most often, but it’s very easy to customize to what you have on hand.  The only things that I always, always put in it are the chicken (obviously), chopped apple, and curry powder (again, rather obvious or it wouldn’t be curried).

 

Curried Chicken Salad - This curried chicken salad is fast and easy to make, and makes a great lunch. It's also lightened up with Greek yogurt so it's healthy as well as delicious!

 

But the rest kind of depends on what I have, because if I have leftover cooked chicken, curried chicken salad needs to be made for lunch the next day!  Celery is great in it, if you don’t like radishes just omit them, same with the green onions.  And if you don’t happen to have mango chutney around, it can be replaced with Dijon mustard for another great variation.  That clearly won’t taste exactly the same, but it’s also really good, and then you don’t have to run out to get mango chutney just for chicken salad!  If you have it, though, it really complements the curry well.

So….very customizable.  But then, chicken salad generally is.  So if you would like to try a new version, try this curried chicken salad for lunch.  It’s amazing, and absolutely perfect stuffed into a pita with some crisp lettuce.  You won’t be disappointed!

 

Curried Chicken Salad - This curried chicken salad is fast and easy to make, and makes a great lunch. It's also lightened up with Greek yogurt so it's healthy as well as delicious!

 

 

I also shared this Curried Chicken Salad recipe over on Food Fanatic, so make sure to check it out over there!

 

 

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Comments

    • stacey says

      Leftover chicken is the best, so many options with it. But curried chicken salad is always one of our first choices too! Thanks Annie!

    • stacey says

      Curry and mango chutney just go so well together, we love it in chicken salad. And the greek yogurt is just for me cause I love to put it in everything! :) Thanks Kelly!

  1. says

    Sounds and of course looks delicious! Love this salad! Heading over ti get the recipe! And the pita bread is such a great idea!

    • stacey says

      I love mango chutney in chicken salad. I’ve made it without when I don’t have any and it’s just not quite the same! Thanks Manali!

  2. says

    I love chicken salad, too! It’s so versatile and makes a quick and delicious meal! I’m loving the idea of making a curried version, Stacey! Sounds so flavor. This definitely jazzes up the plain ‘ole chicken salad that I sometimes make!

  3. says

    Oh my curried chicken salad!! This sounds delicious! And your kids aren’t the only ones that don’t like certain foods. I could almost guarantee that my daughter wouldn’t eat any type of chicken salad. It’s so annoying some times. Hehe. So making this asap! Pinned!

    • stacey says

      SO annoying right?! Why don’t they like stuff that’s so good?! Oh well, what can you do – they ARE getting better about trying things at least! Thanks Cyndi!

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