Curry Chicken Salad

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Curry Chicken Salad

This easy curry chicken salad recipe is packed with punch: roasted & salted cashews, curry, raisins, celery, and lime. Hands down one of my favorite “take and go” recipes for a day on the boat, beach, park, or mountains.  Want to take this up a notch?  Add a spoonful of fruit flavored chutney like Major Grey’s Mango Chutney to the top.  Or add some fresh fruit like grapes or chopped mango.  Vegetarians can substitute tofu or quorn.  Don’t like mayo?  Cool – trade it out for yogurt.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5
  • Category: Main Dish / Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian / American


  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onions, diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 cup cashews, roasted & salted
  • 2 Tbsp ground curry powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add a little sea salt.  Add chicken to boiling water for ~ 5-8 minutes (depending on thickness) or until chicken is done & juices run clear (165F). Remove from heat, drain, and allow to cool.  Basically, you need to cool these guys down before making the salad.  Dice or pull apart the chicken breast and place in a large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients (except mayo) to bowl and stir.  Fold in mayonnaise and add salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Serve with crackers, on sandwiches, over crispy romaine lettuce, or just eat by the spoonful.  Be happy.  Beckie



  • Making rice or soup later? Save the water you boiled the chicken in and use that as a weak broth to flavor other things.
  • Don’t want to cook chicken?  Cool – use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.


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Keywords: Curry, Chicken Salad, Gluten Free, Chicken, Paleo, Snack, Whole 30

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