Curry Chicken Salad: A twist on a family favorite – perfect on a bun, croissant or top your favorite salad greens and serve this sandwich with apples!
I am THRILLED to have Brittany with Brittany VanRuymbeke Photos + Films here with us today, sharing one of her favorite salad recipes… curry chicken salad!
Curry Chicken Salad
Chicken salad is my FAVE, and I have a BIG love of curry, so when she said she’d share a favorite recipe with us that’s called curry chicken salad… I couldn’t resist! It’s the perfect twist from this chicken salad with grapes and apples for sure!
How to Make Chicken Salad
This curry chicken salad is made using ingredients that you may already have on hand, or can easily grab from the store, like:
- chicken breasts
- green onions
- choice of bread or lettuce leaves
Usually when I am making chicken salad sandwiches I am using some sort of leftover chicken. Sometimes I will grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store which is both convenient and flavorful, and then I’ll make a rotisserie chicken stock to save for later. Or, I will grill up some chicken breasts for dinner and use the leftovers the next day.
On this particular day, I seasoned two chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and grilled them in a skillet on low to medium heat for 10-15 minutes with the lid on.
TIP: Keeping the lid on the pan allows for even cooking while keeping the moisture in the chicken.
Once the chicken was cooked I shredded it using a fork and knife into a bowl and let it cool.
Choosing a Curry Seasoning
I am a big fan of curry, but the curry that I enjoy most with the crunchy celery and green onions is a yellow turmeric based blend.
You can always create your own blend, but most grocery stores will sell a few pre-mixed options.
My favorite for chicken salad has a hint of coconut and almost no heat.
Adding your Veggies
I love to add celery to my chicken salad. The crunch is so satisfying! For this recipe, I also like to add green onions for that little bite and color.
Some other options could be red onion or peppers – red peppers would add some nice flavor!
Mix up your Chicken Salad
Once your chicken has cooled off, add all of your veggies, mayo and curry seasoning.
Stir until the curry seasoning is well mixed, breaking up larger chicken pieces as you go.
What Bread to Serve with Chicken Salad
I love this as a classic sandwich on my favorite whole wheat bread, but sometimes I like to feel fancy and pick up fresh croissants from the bakery section of the grocery store.
Mom Tip: Your kids will think sandwiches are awesome if they are on pretty croissants!
Sometimes if we have some baguette left over from dinner I will toast it up under the broiler for a heartier sandwich, or if you prefer the lighter side this curry chicken salad also makes a great protein-packed topper for a garden salad!
The options are endless!
Serve Curry Chicken Salad with Apples
Feeling creative and looking for a slightly sweet taste with your chicken salad? Serve your curry chicken salad with apples on the side, or even chop them up and add them right to the chicken salad!
The combination of the flavors will blow your mind!
Curry Chicken Salad
- 2 Chicken Breasts cooked and shredded
- 1/2 cup Celery chopped
- 2 Green onions chopped
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Curry Blend
- 1/2 cup Mayo
- 4 Croissants or buns
- Shred cooked chicken breasts into medium bowl
- Chop celery and green onion into small chunks
- Add veggies, mayo and curry powder to bowl and mix well
- Spoon curry chicken salad mixture onto croissant or bun
- Top with spinach or leaf lettuce
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
What is your Favorite Chicken Salad Recipe?
I would love to hear what your favorite curry chicken salad sandwiches recipe includes! I love finding new and easy spins on family favorites – please share your ideas in the comments below!
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