Friday, August 5, 2011

Curried Chicken Salad

Me and Corey met up at a restaurant downtown called Barcelona Tapas for one of our lunch dates a few months ago.  They randomly had a lunch buffet that we decided to try that included a fabulous curried chicken salad.  Neither of us had ever had it before and loved the sweetness of it.  Needless to say, I have of course been wanting to attempt it at home since it was so yummy!  I make chicken salad every once in a while because it is so easy and tastey.  I googled curried chicken salad and read a few recipes to get some ideas on what other ingredients I could include.  I went on to wing it based on what we had at home already and got the big husband approval!  Recipe measurements below are estimates so make sure you taste yours and add whatever else you might like!  (Inspiration came from:  Ina & Simply Recipes).

3 or 4 small chicken breasts
1/3 cup light mayo
1/2 fuji apple, diced
1/4 cup dried cranberries/cherries or raisins, diced
1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
1 tablespoon diced cilantro
2 green onions (white & green parts), diced
1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
2 teaspoons curry powder
salt & pepper

Boil chicken breasts until cooked through.  Chop chicken, apple, cranberries, pistachios, cilantro, green onions, and red onions.  Combine all ingredients.  Taste & add additional seasonings to your preference.

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