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Curried Chicken Salad Recipe-Deliciously Good!

Updated on March 24, 2017

Curried Chicken Salad

Curried Chicken Salad
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Try Something Different Today!

You will be in for a treat with this recipe for Curried Chicken Salad. It is different, but in a yummy way. Serve on a bed of fresh greens with crackers or homemade bread and fresh fruit. In a hurry, grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store!


  • 3 Chicken breast, Cooked, bone in, skin on
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper, Freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Curry powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 stalks Celery, Diced
  • 1 cup Seedless grapes, Halved
  • 1 Scallion, Finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, Toasted, chopped coarsely

Let's Get Cooking Now!

Gather all your ingredients before you start your recipe! I learned this from experience! Hunting for a ingredient and oh no, you don't have it! Sometimes you can substitute an ingredient in a recipe, but not always.

Now let's get this delicious Curried Chicken Salad started!


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil
  3. Arrange the chicken breasts skin-side up on a baking sheet.
  4. Coat with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with the kosher salt and pepper.
  5. Roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes, or until done. Let cool.
  6. In a medium size bowl combine the mayonnaise, curry powder, sour cream, salt, and honey to make the dressing.
  7. After the chicken cools, remove the skin and take the meat off the bones. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  8. Taste, adjust the seasoning to your desired flavor.

Tips For Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

Baking gives your chicken salad a lot more flavor than boiling!

May add a pinch of cayenne pepper to kick it up a notch.

You may use 1/2 cups salted cashews in place of pecans.

You may change fruits around, apples and pineapple is also delicious in this chicken salad!

Curry Powder

Curry Powder
Curry Powder | Source

What is Curry Powder?

Curry powder is a spice used in Indian cooking. It is a mixture of different spices. It is available in the store or you can use a homemade recipe.

Homemade Curry Powder Recipe

There are many recipes for homemade curry powder, some do not have the cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It just depends on your preference in flavors.


4 1/2 teaspoon coriander, ground
2 teaspoon turmeric, ground
1 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 to 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, whole
1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon whole cardamon seed, without pods
1/2-inch stick cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves, whole
1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground


Place all the ingredients in a blender, blend the spices until it becomes a fine powder. Put into an airtight storage container. Store in a cool place. This makes about 1/4 cup, if you want to cut down on the amount, just make half of the recipe! Homemade is always better!

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Baked Chicken Breast

Baked Chicken Breast
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Tips about cooking chicken!

Baking or roasting your chicken give it a lot more flavor than boiling. Make sure you season the chicken well.

I have an Instant Pot Pressure cooker and it cooks fast and delicious, can fix frozen or thawed chicken in 15 minutes.

Store bought rotIsserie chicken is awesome when you are short on time, speeds up prep time a lot!

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Instant Pot Pressurer Cooker, My Most Used Kitchen Appliance!

I have owned an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker for over a year now! It replaces so many other kitchen appliances. I just made spaghetti and it was delicious, all ingredients in one pot in 10 minutes!

© 2016 Margie Lynn

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      Margie Lynn 12 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      Peach purple I love quick and easy and being yummy is a plus!

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      peachy 12 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love your recipe, simple and quick. Local curry chicken is wet like stew, very seldom mix with salad

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      Margie Lynn 12 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      SusanDeppner it is so good, I hope you like it!

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      Margie Lynn 12 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      Lorelei Cohen you are so welcome! Hope you enjoy as much as I do!

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      Lorelei Cohen 12 months ago from Canada

      Looks delicious. I spotted curry in my spice cupboard yesterday and was thinking that I have never cooked with it but should. Chicken just may be the ticket for that. Thank you for the idea.

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      Susan Deppner 12 months ago from Arkansas USA

      Your curried chicken salad sounds delicious! I've never made it this way. Just so happens I have some chicken on hand. Might just have to try the recipe this week. Thanks for sharing! (Pinned, tweeted, and yummed.)

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