Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Curried Chicken Salad



What to do with leftover roast chicken from the night before?
Make chicken salad!

I make so many variations of chicken salad, depending on the season.
I had leftover grapes from the roasted butternut squash w/ grapes recipe, so I decided to make my curried chicken salad.

It's great on whole grain bread or just out of the bowl!

Stacey Snacks Curried Chicken Salad:

~ leftover chicken, torn up or diced (or 4 cooked boneless chicken breasts)
~ handful of seedless red grapes, halved
~ handful of walnuts, toasted
~ 1/4 cup of minced red onion
~ 2 celery ribs, sliced thin
~ 2 tbsp Hellman's Mayonnaise
~ 1 tbsp of mango chutney
~ t tbsp of curry powder
~ salt and pepper to taste
~ fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


Mix all ingredients in a bowl. You can omit the chutney if you like.
If you like it stronger, then you can add more curry powder.
If you have no grapes, then raisins are a good substitution. I have used pecans instead of walnuts.
There really are no rules (except NO MIRACLE WHIP allowed!!!).

16 comments:

Lisa said...

I love having leftover for chicken to make something like this.

Content in a Cottage said...

Stacey,
This is the perfect dish for Election Day. Happy Voting!
♥Rosemary
PS...I am astonished that none of the food bloggers have even mentioned this momentous day.

kat said...

We make this a lot for sandwiches after roasting a chicken, though I usually use saltanas instead of grapes because I have them on hand. I so agree with you about no Miracle Whip, that stuff is just gross

lisaiscooking said...

Hellman's mayonnaise is the best! No low fat, light or anything like that--just the original.

Pam said...

I love making chicken salad with grapes. Adding the chutney and curry really takes it up a notch. Looking forward to trying this.

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks wonderful! I needed a kick in my chicken salad!

Queen B. said...

looks great !! i love that combo !

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco said...

Sounds pretty yummy. I will have to try that the next time we roast a chicken. - John

Alexa said...

Hi Stacey!
Love your salad... I haven't made a curried chicken salad in a while but I love them. Your recipe is perfect with the crunchy bits of walnut, juicy grapes and the added mango chutney. I'm trying it this week. Thanks!
Happy voting day! I went in this morning and the polls were not busy. I hope voting goes smoothly on your side. A bientot!

Patsyk said...

If I had roasted a chicken like I planned this weekend, I would have made chicken salad also! I love adding cut up grapes and sometimes some nuts for extra crunch. My husband likes it just plain with mayo and mustard though.

Jeena said...

This is a fantastic salad, really filling. :-)

Veronica said...

I make a salad similar to this, but since I'm not a big fan of mayo I usually use creme fraiche.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Hi Stace, Greetings from Chicago on election night! The crowds are gathering in Grant Park! We shall soon see who wins, in the meantime I'm loving you chicken salad. I Did the grapes and curry before, but never with the chutney and the cilantro, all together it sounds amazing! BTW, You are a blogging machine!!

Maris said...

Looks so good! Curried chicken salad is great, I usually make chicken salad with dried cranberries, celery, various seasonings and a touch of honey mustard. I make the same salad out of leftover turkey after Thanksgiving too!

Cakespy said...

Ooh, this looks so delicious!! I have been wanting to try a different type of chicken salad recently, I've got to do this one!

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