Curried Chicken Salad With Toasted Almonds

Curry Chicken Salad
Diana Rattray
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This well-seasoned chicken salad is made with 2 cups of cooked chicken. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken or roast a chicken or poach some chicken breasts to make this delicious salad.  It's wonderful in pita pockets, but would be great served on lettuce or salad greens as well.

I like a little extra curry powder to spice it up, but use as much or as little curry powder as you like.

See Also
Chicken Salad With Herb Mayonnaise   
Southern-Style Chicken Salad


 

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken*
  • 1 rib celery, diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, optional
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder, or more, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the diced chicken, celery, onion, almonds, and raisins. Toss with the lemon juice and 1/2 cup mayonnaise. Add more mayonnaise, as needed to moisten.
  2. Add curry powder, salt, and pepper, to taste; blend well.
  3. Serve on lettuce or in pita pockets or sandwich rolls.

Serves 4.

*To poach chicken breasts, put 2 to 3 boneless chicken breast halves in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring the chicken to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Remove the chicken to a plate to cool. Chop the cooled chicken and proceed with the recipe.