Summery Chicken Salad
I know we’ve all had Chicken Salad before. Most I’ve had are heaping with mayonnaise (something I’m not a big fan of but can deal with in small amounts), chicken, and little else. Not mine! I can’t tell you how many people have asked me for this recipe after they have tasted this chicken salad. It’s very different & oh so refreshing with all of the fruit inside. I can always tell that they can’t quite figure out what that extra little flavor is. So I just blurt out, “The secret ingredient is CURRY powder!”
If you don’t want to cook the chicken just for the salad, you can also make this with leftovers from roasted or grilled chicken, OR you could even use 2 large cans of chunk chicken breast (drained of course).
It’s beautiful served on a bed of lettuce. Delicious in pita bread or served up on a toasted hoagie bun. Or if you’re like me just eaten straight out of the bowl – LOL! It’s even better the second day (if there’s any left) because the flavors have had a chance to get to know each other a little better!
If you happen to like mayonnaise feel free to add a little more, if you really like Curry powder go a little heavier on the sprinkling. If you prefer grapes throw those in as well! Either way you combine it, it’s the perfect addition to your summer menu!
Does your chicken salad have a secret ingredient?
What you’ll need:
3-4 chicken breasts – cooked & cubed (enough for your family)
1 apple – diced
1 small box of raisins
1 can of pineapple chunks – drained
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. curry powder
What to do:
In a large bowl, add your chicken, apple, raisins & pineapple. Add mayonnaise & stir. Sprinkle curry powder on top. Stir together well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving.
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