Cashew Curry Chicken Salad

This protein and fiber-rich Cashew Curry Chicken Salad recipe is perfect for meal preppers for an easy weekday lunch.

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Ingredients

These ingredients are used to make a delicious and crunchy Cashew Curry Chicken Salad

  • Chicken
  • Mayonnaise
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Curry powder
  • Honey
  • Lime
  • Celery
  • Grapes
  • Scallions
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cashews, optional

See recipe card below for quantities.

Instructions

Make the dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, curry powder, honey, lime juice, and salt.

Make the salad: To the dressing, add the cooked chicken, celery, grapes, and scallions. Toss well to combine, adjust seasoning as needed, adding the cayenne pepper, if desired.

Chill Salad and Serve: After mixing all the ingredients together, chill the salad in a covered container for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. Finally, for more crunch, top with cashews, if desired, just before serving.

Substitutions

  • Mayonnaise – instead of mayo, you can adjust the Greek yogurt up to 1 c
  • Cashews – Add cashews for a lovely crunch. Additionally, you can substitute with almonds or another mild nut, or omit them if preferred

Variations

  • Spicy – add more cayenne pepper for a bit more kick
  • Kid-friendly – this dish is absolutely kid-friendly. Cut the vegetables and grapes (if age appropriate) into smaller pieces for kids

Equipment

No special equipment is needed

Storage

Refrigerator: Leftovers can be stored in a covered container for 2-3 days in the refrigerator.

Freezer: This dish does not freeze well

FAQ

Can curry chicken salad be used with rotisserie chicken? Yes! Rotisserie chicken works great for this recipe.

Food safety

  • Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
  • Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
  • Wash hands after touching raw meat
  • Don’t leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • Never leave cooking food unattended
  • Use oils with high smoking points to avoid harmful compounds
  • Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

Curried Chicken Salad

This curried chicken salad is savory, sweet, and a little spicy, with lots of crunch from grapes, cashews, and celery.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 332 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup mayonnaise I use Hellmann’s
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • tablespoons honey
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cups cooked shredded chicken I usually use rotisserie chicken
  • 3 large ribs celery diced
  • 1 cup seedless grapes halved
  • 3 scallions light and dark green parts, finely sliced
  • Pinch cayenne pepper optional, for heat
  • cup salted cashews optional

Instructions
 

Make the Dressing

  • Make the dressing: In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, curry powder, honey, lime juice, and salt.
  • To the dressing, add the chicken, celery, grapes and scallions. Toss well to combine, adjust seasoning as needed, adding the cayenne pepper, if desired. Chill the salad in a covered container until ready to serve. Add cashews, if desired, just before serving.

Notes

Make-Ahead Instructions: This salad can be made and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Wait to add the cashews until right before serving, otherwise they will get soft.

Nutrition

Serving: 3ozCalories: 332kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 23gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 457mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 176IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cashew curry chicken salad, curried chicken salad, curry chicken salad
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