Chicken Curry Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

A healthy dish that can be served on a sandwich or on a salad.  Boost your immune system with presence of turmeric, garlic, and chicken by eating this savory dish at lunch or dinner. Easy to prepare, Chicken Curry Salad can be consumed over 48 hours time, or may be frozen and thawed at room temperature.

In a frying pan combine:

2 pounds of chicken breasts cut and cubed
3/4 tsp white vinegar
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic
2 TBSP chopped parsley
1/2 tsp pepper
2 TBSP Olive Oil

Cover pan and place on medium heat cooking the chicken for about 12 minutes on medium heat. Remove and allow to cool. Drain juice from chicken once cooled.

Meanwhile in a large bowl add:
1 1/4 cup celery diced
3/4 cup red pepper diced (reserve 1/4 cup for topping the salad)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (light)
1 TBSP curry (Turmeric is part of the curry mixture bought in USA grocers)
1 tsp ground cumin (may add an additional 1/2 tsp for a spicier flavor)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

Presentation
1/4 chopped cilantro
1/4 cup diced peppers

Stir all ingredients with a wooden spoon until well blended. Add cooked and drained chicken cubes to mayonnaise mixture. Top off with cilantro and then add diced red peppers on top of the chicken for a nice presentation.
Cover and place on lowest shelf in the refrigerator. Can be stored in refrigerator and served up to 48 hours after preparation.

2 thoughts on “Chicken Curry Salad

  1. Thanks, Kim, for sending this recipe. I just printed it. A question – are turmeric and cumin the same thing?

    Also – thanks for yesterday. I truly enjoyed it.

    Jane

  2. Great Question! Cumin comes from the cilantro seed it is adds a spicy peppery taste to food. Where turmeric is a root like ginger. It grows horizontally under ground. Curcumin is a polyphenol within the turmeric root that promotes a variety of health benefits including: anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory. As related to cancer, the polyphenol curcumin found in turmeric, has also shown promising results in altering the proliferation of cancer by stopping the metastasis of a tumor the doctors can better target the tumor and remove it. Research has now linked it to also altering skin disease.

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