I was not quick to jump on the bandwagon of Curry. I clearly remember not being a fan of curry spices in the early twenty years of my existence. Fortunately, people mature and evolve, and I finally became a fan of curries (thanks to recipes such as simple spicy chickpeas!). Then I’m just tempted to add Curry to every dish, including the one in this Curry Chicken Salad!
MAYO-YOGURT COMBO MAGIC
I decided to incorporate yogurt and mayonnaise in the dressing of the Curry Chicken Salad because they each have distinct flavors that they can add to the meal. Yogurt is light, refreshing, and an excellent match with curry spice, while mayonnaise is rich and creamy. If you require to satisfy your cravings, make a simple substitution, go with yogurt or mayonnaise, but I’m going to tell you that the combination of the two is magical.
CAN I USE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN FOR THIS CURRY CHICKEN SALAD?
Absolutely. If you’re not willing to do the work to cook your breasts or have leftover chicken from the rotisserie grill, then chop it into pieces to use to make this delicious recipe. You’ll likely need about 3 cups of chopped chicken to prepare this recipe.
1/4 cup mayonnaise ($0.41)
1 cup of plain yogurt ($0.19)
One teaspoon Lemon juice ($0.02)
1/2 tsp honey ($0.02)
One teaspoon curry powder ($0.10)
1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
fresh cracked pepper($0.02)
2.5 cups of chopped cooked chicken(*) ( $2.95)
Pinch salt & pepper ($0.05)
Two stalks of celery ($0.34)
Three whole green onions ($0.12)
1/2 cup of almonds ($0.87)
1/2 cup raisins ($0.57)
Make the dressing by mixing the mayonnaise mix, lemon juice, yogurt, curry powder, honey, pepper, salt, and curry powder in small bowls. Test the dressing and modify the curry powder and salt if required.
Sprinkle both sides of your chicken breasts with a gentle dusting of pepper and salt. The chicken breasts can be cooked on a grill on the countertop or in the skillet until cooked. The cooked chicken breast to cool while you make the remainder part of the salad.
Finely chop the celery and cut the onions green. Place the green onions and celery, along with the chopped raisins and almonds, in a bowl of large size.
Cut the chicken into small cubes and place them in a bowl with onion, celery, almonds, and raisins. Mix to combine. Pour the dressing over the top and stir it to coat.