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
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.