Curried Chicken Salad

August 30, 2012
Curry powder, ground cloves, honey, and spicy mustard give this delicious Curried Chicken Salad amazingly fabulous flavor. Eat it atop greens or as a sandwich filling for one totally delicious no-mayo chicken salad treat.

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It's back to school time!  Well, I've worked through my denial that summer is over ... and have almost made it through my first week back to first grade.  Now, I absolutely love teaching ... but, whew! ... the first week of school can just about wear you out!

Getting twenty little ones settled into classroom routines and procedures while simultaneously working through all the start-of-the-year paperwork, getting to know new-to-me parents, learning the little ones' personalities, implementing a new curriculum, easing little ones' anxieties about a new class and teacher, kicking off start-of-the-year assessments, and practicing fire drill and lockdown procedures ... twice in four days, mind you ... is, well, just a wee bit hectic.

The combination of ingredients for Curried Chicken Salad may sound a bit strange, but it's a combination that brings together fantastic flavor, for sure.

Has anyone got a cloning machine?  Or maybe those little magic bracelets Wonder Woman wears?  Or how about the ability to fold your arms across your chest, blink, nod your head and ... poof! ... whatever you need is there like Jeannie? 



If you do, please share ... because I could sure use another me or some super powers right about now. 

Seriously, all in all, my new little darlings are doing great. 

But I could still use some super powers.   

Until those fall from the sky, I guess I'll just power-up with one of my favorite bring-to-school lunches, Curried Chicken Salad.

The combination of ingredients for Curried Chicken Salad may sound a bit strange, but it's a combination that brings together fantastic flavor, for sure.  The curry powder, cloves, spicy mustard, and honey come together beautifully and give this chicken salad a slightly-sweetened flavor ... that's sweet, but not too sweet.  The pecans and chopped celery bring a wonderful touch of crunch.

I like to eat this just by the forkful or spooned over a bed of crispy lettuce, but it makes for a fabulous sandwich filling, too.  Whichever way you take it, it's sure to not disappoint ... especially in those lunches we pack every day.

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich Image

Curried Chicken Salad Ingredients:

While the combination of ingredients for Curried Chicken Salad may sound a bit strange, it's a mix of ingredients that absolutely creates fabulous flavor, for sure. In fact, it may just be a combination that creates my absolute favorite version of chicken salad.

To whip up a batch, you'll need:

  • Cooked chicken breast - Creates the base of the chicken salad. Rotisserie chicken or a mix of cooked chicken breasts and thighs work great, as well.

  • Spicy brown mustard - Serves and replaces mayo as the salad's binder in this no-mayonnaise chicken salad version.

  • Honey - Brings a lovely touch of sweetness to the chicken salad.

  • Curry powder - The namesake seasoning that brings fabulous flavor to this chicken salad. Look for it in the spices section of the grocery store.

  • Ground cloves - The spice that pairs beautifully with the curry powder to bring a uniquely delicious flavor punch to Curried Chicken Salad.

  • Salt - Enhances the salad's flavors.

  • Celery - Lends a nice textural crunch.

  • Pecans - Adds both flavor and texture to the finished chicken salad.

How to Make Curried Chicken Salad:

Mixing up a batch of Curried Chicken Salad is super easy (and certainly doesn't require any super powers to pull off!). Simply stir together some spicy brown mustard, honey, curry powder, ground cloves, and salt in a large mixing bowl until they're well mixed.  Then stir in diced chicken, celery, and some chopped pecans until everything's well combined.

Cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to an hour before serving to allow flavors to meld. And then you're good to go with enjoying the deliciousness!

Serve up Curried Chicken Salad over greens or as a sandwich filling. -- It's fabulously delicious either way.

Enjoy!


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Yield: about 5 cups

Curried Chicken Salad

Curry powder, ground cloves, honey, and spicy mustard give this delicious no-mayo Curried Chicken Salad fabulous flavor.
prep time: 30 Mcook time: total time: 30 M

ingredients:

  • about 4 c. diced cooked chicken breast (about 2 to 2 1/2 lbs.)
  • 1/2 c. spicy brown mustard
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans

instructions:

How to cook Curried Chicken Salad

  1. In a large bowl combine brown mustard, honey, curry powder, ground cloves, and salt until well mixed. Stir in diced chicken, celery, and chopped pecans until well combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to an hour before serving to allow flavors to meld.
  3. Serve over greens or as a sandwich filling.
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5 comments

  1. This is a great Chicken Salad that we would just love! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Add golden raisins too! :-)

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  4. I'm not usually a fan of chicken salad, but this has my mouth watering. I can't wait to try it!

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  5. Delicious! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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