Curried Chicken Salad

September 20, 2012

Curried Chicken Salad is such a good combination of sweet and savory.  Many recipes include raisins but not only did I not have them on hand I’m not a huge fan anyway.  Granny Smith apple suits my taste buds better so that’s what I used.  Add whatever combination suits you.

This recipe also includes an easy way to shred poached chicken using your Kitchen Aid mixer.  I probably saw it on Pinterest and I remembered it just as I was about to start chopping. For some recipes I might still prefer a chunkier texture than the stringier, more shredded texture from the mixer but this was really easy and it worked well.

  • Boneless Chicken, 1.5 to 2 pounds
  • Sweet Onion, 1 small
  • Celery, 3 or 4 ribs
  • Granny Smith Apple, 1
  • Sliced Almonds, 1/2 cup (not shown because they were a complete afterthought.  Pecans would be good too.)
  • Curry Powder, 3+ tablespoons
  • Sour Cream, about 3/4 cup
  • Mayo, about 3/4 cup

Put the chicken in a large saute pan or skillet and add a little water.  Bring it to a simmer, cover and let it cook over low heat until the chicken is done, about 20-25 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, go ahead and chop the onion, celery and apple.

Now here’s that nifty trick for shredding chicken.  Just toss it into the mixer bowl with the paddle attachment and turn it on.  I did one breast at a time and it was very quick.  Once the chicken is shredded stick in the fridge for a bit to cool.

Once the chicken has cooled, add mayo and sour cream.  I started without about half a cup each but it really depends on how much chicken you have.  Add the curry powder and stir it all together.

Stir in the onions, celery, apples and almonds.  Adjust the mayo and sour cream as needed, enough to hold it all together and suit your tastebuds.

Scoop it up onto a bed of mixed greens, stuff it into a pita or pile it onto your favorite bread and enjoy!

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1 Laura September 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Yum. I love curried anything nearly, especially with that bit of sweet. And I like both raisins and apples so I would add both! :)

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