Curried Chicken & Apple Salad Print Recipe Print Recipe

 

When we go out to dinner, we go to Whole Foods.

Welcome to the exciting lives of Lisa and Ben.

It’d be nice to think it’s cheaper than dining out, but based on our shopping habits, I highly doubt that.

A while back I had a massive craving for chicken and since I LOVE curry, I opted for their curried chicken salad. I’m telling you, it was love at first bite.

A couple of nights later, we went back for more. This time, there was NO lovin’ going on. It was all dark meat and then there was a texture issue. Did I miss this the first time around?? Oh and did I forget to mention I’m a picky meat eater? I am, clearly.

Although that was the end of that, I still needed my fix.

I took matters into my own hands and made my own curried chicken salad with WHITE meat [cooked by me] and made without gluten or dairy.

I ate it for a week straight. I’m still not sick of it.

 

 

It’s really quite simple.

You just toss all your ingredients into a bowl <– pictured above

Mix it together <– pictured below

 

 

It’s best if it can sit for at least a few hours in the fridge to soak up all the ingredients, but even better if it sits over night.

I now make this in big batches, that way we can BOTH enjoy throughout the week.

Confession: sometimes I get territorial with my food. Like this dish, I don’t like to share with my husband. Yup, drives him CRAZY.

Anyone else do this? No, just me?  Awkward.

 

 

You may enjoy this over a bed of lettuce, on top of warm crusty bread or simply as is. Often times it’s me with a fork, straight off the plate.

 

Curried Chicken & Apple Salad

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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into stripes
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
  • 1/3 cup veganaise [or mayonnaise]
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 bunches of scallions, diced
  • salt + pepper to taste

 

Optional

  • 1/4 cup celery, diced. [husband doesn’t like celery so I left it out]
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

 

Directions

In a medium bowl, mix together chicken, apple, veganaise, raisins, curry powder, scallions, and optional ingredients if you choose. Season with salt + pepper to taste.

Best enjoyed after it’s been refrigerated for 1-2 hours.

Enjoy over a bed of lettuce, on top of crusty bread, or simply as is.

Serves 2-3

*gluten-free *dairy-free

Inspired by Whole Foods

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  • http://www.loveveggiesandyoga.com Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    apples in salad, and raisins, are some of my faves! the crunch/chewy and the sweet with savory dressings are always so good!

  • http://www.heathersdish.com Heather (Heather’s Dish)

    i love the addition of raisins! curry is one of my favorite spices which, unfortunately, the hubby doesn’t love but who says i have to share, right?

  • http://www.thelifeofawife.com/ sherri lynn @ life of a wife

    This looks delicious! I love all chicken salads! And I also get super territorial with my food. My husband tells me I need to work on sharing.

  • http://www.bellavogue,com Chelsea

    Oooh, this looks tasty!

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Omigosh this looks amazing! I can’t remember the last time I had curry chicken but need to make this asap! I too, am a little territorial about my food sometimes haha, I try not to be, but let’s face it… I am! Do you think I could use greek yogurt in place of the mayo/veganaise? (I know that wouldn’t make it dairy free, but I hate the taste of the mayo)

  • http://www.bevcooks.com Bev Weidner

    I L-O-V-E curried chicken apple salads. I’d eat this off an elephant’s ass if I had to.

  • http://tidymom.net TidyMom

    I LOVE curry chicken salad! Can’t wait to try this Lisa!!

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com Jessica @ How Sweet

    this just sounds scrumptious!

  • http://ediblepsychology.com/ Emily (Edible Psychology)

    Yum! Can’t wait to try this!

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    I bet the apples add a nice crunch!

  • http://kaitlynkirby.com Kaitlyn

    I fell in love with their curry chicken and ate it probably 2-3x weekly last Summer. Not gonna lie, I burnt out on it. But this is tempting me back 🙂

  • Linda

    It looks so good, I am going to try it next week..

  • http://mividaenundulce.wordpress.com/ Mi Vida en un Dulce

    This salad is perfect. We are in summer so I try to eat more salads than hot plates. Some time I can share with my husband and sometimes I don’t, it really depends on the food, if it’s my favorite no way to let him take it.

  • http://www.yesiwantcake.com Katie

    Chicken and apples together is one of my favorite combos…add curry and I’m sold. This looks deeelicious!

  • http://denimandink.com Erin

    Yum! I’m going to make this weekend. I love curry- but never thought about it in a salad.

  • http://www.styleandvictory.com Julie

    Saw your post when I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner. Voila! My chicken curried salad is in the fridge now.

  • Cassie Jensen

    I made this with yogurt cheese instead of mayo, omitted raisins and added grapes…amazing salad!