Craveable Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad on spinach with tomato slices. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes
Craveable Curry Chicken Salad has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Creamy, bright, smoky, sweet, and salty…Craveable Curry Chicken Salad has it all!  This has been one of my favorite recipes to make for over 13 years!  There are so many fantastic flavors and textures.  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry seasoning dressing.  Then you get bright and fresh flavor from red pepper, a salty bite from the scallion, and burst of sweetness from the raisins. 

This recipe is a great for families because the curry is just enough to give wonderful flavor, but not too much to over power the chicken for the kids.  Make it once and you will crave it again and again!

 

 

Curry Chicken Salad on toast rouds on plate.  It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Curry Chicken Salad 5 Ways!

I first made this Curry Chicken Salad when I was a caterer in NYC.  I made it as an appetizer and served it in hollowed out baby red potatoes.  Today, I also use this recipe in several other delicious ways!

  • Easy App! Toast Canapes – Simply cut toasts into squares or use a small round cookie cutter.  Brush top and bottom with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake until toasted.  Then top with Curry Chicken Salad and serve.
  • Light Salad Plate – Simply top your favorite greens with this Curry Chicken Salad and serve with tomato slices.
  • Tortilla Roll Up – This is a great way to pack it up in lunches for school!  Simply layer some of the salad in a flour tortilla at one end and roll it up!  Slice or leave whole so kids can hold it. 
  • Hearty Sandwich – Toast up a crusty whole wheat bread and top with Curry Chicken Salad, Lettuce, Tomato, and even Avocado!
  • Quinoa Dinner – Make a simple Quinoa Salad or Mushroom Quinoa Risotto and serve with Curry Chicken Salad.

Ok, now that I’m drooling, let’s get into this delicious recipe! 

Curry Chicken Salad on spinach with tomato slices. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

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PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR CURRY CHICKEN SALAD

This salad can be made entirely ahead, so it’s perfect for meal prep lunches.  It starts with roasting the chicken.  Season the chicken with olive oil, salt, and pepper and put into 400 F degree oven for 25 minutes or until temperature reaches 165 degrees in center. Once the chicken has cooled enough to touch, cut it or shred it with your fingers or a fork into bite size pieces.

Shredding roasted chicken on a plate for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Shredded chicken on a plate for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Make the Curry Dressing by adding the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise into a mini food processor.  Add the Curry Powder, salt, and pepper. Pulse to blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed and pulse again until all ingredients are incorporated and smooth.

Sour cream, Cream Cheese, May, salt, pepper, and curry in food processor for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Curry Dressing blended in food processor for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

To a large mixing bowl, add the chicken, diced red pepper, sliced scallion, and raisins.  If you think you don’t like raisins, just try them in this!  They add a bit of sweetness that is unbelievable in this recipe!  I went light on the scallions so not to overpower with onion for my kids, but of course you can add more if your family likes them.  

Transfer the Curry dressing to this bowl as well and mix to combine thoroughly with the dressing.

Shredded chicken, red pepper, scallion, and raisins in bowl for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Curry Dressing, shredded chicken, red pepper, scallion, and raisins in bowl for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Curry Chicken Salad mixed in bowl. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Serve as a lunch or appetizer and enjoy!

Curry Chicken Salad on spinach with tomato slices. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

Curry Chicken Salad on toast rouds on plate. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

ENJOY!

😍 Carrie

Curry Chicken Salad on spinach with tomato slices. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes
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Craveable Curry Chicken Salad

Craveable Curry Chicken Salad has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Then you get a burst of freshness from the red pepper, a salty bite from the scallion, and sweetness from the raisins.  Make this once and you will crave it again and again! #chicken #chickenrecipes #salads #healthyrecipes #currychicken #mealprep

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken, Chicken Salad, Curry, lunch, meal prep
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream or Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup Red Pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup Raisins
  • 32 oz Chicken Breasts (4 breasts)
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees

  2. Roast Chicken: Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper and put into 400 F degree oven for 25 minutes or until temperature reaches 165 degrees in center.  Once the chicken has cooled enough to touch, cut it or shred it with your fingers or a fork into bite size pieces.

    Shredding roasted chicken on a plate for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes
  3. Dice Red Pepper and thin slice the scallion.

  4. Make the Curry Dressing by adding the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise into a mini food processor.  Add the Powder Curry, salt, and pepper.  Pulse to blend until smooth.  Scrape down the sides as needed and pulse again until all ingredients are incorporated and smooth.  

    Curry Dressing blended in food processor for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes
  5. To a large mixing bowl, add the chicken, diced red pepper, sliced scallion, and raisins. Then transfer the Curry dressing to this bowl as well.

    Curry Dressing, shredded chicken, red pepper, scallion, and raisins in bowl for Curry Chicken Salad. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes
  6. Mix to combine thoroughly with the dressing.
    Curry Chicken Salad mixed in bowl. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes
  7. Serve and Enjoy!

    Curry Chicken Salad on spinach with tomato slices. It has so many fantastic flavors and textures!  The chicken breast is simply roasted and mixed with a creamy sweet and savory curry dressing.  Red pepper gives you a fresh crunch, scallion gives a savory bite, and raisins give a burst of sweet.  #chicken #chickenrecipes #chickensalad #currychicken #mealprep #lunch #healthyrecipes

 

One thought on “Craveable Curry Chicken Salad

  1. This looks FANTASTIC and with so much flavor. Curry is one of my favorite spices and that you added it to this chicken salad is such a great idea. Also thanks for all the ideas of how you can use this chicken salad. Thanks so much for sharing!

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