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Monday, January 12, 2015

Easy Curried Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad with fruit and nuts. Easy Curried Chicken Salad goes just a bit further and offers spice as well Today is also national curried chicken day so no better time to share a great recipe for a lunch or even an easy supper. Enjoy

Easy Curried Chicken SaladAdapted from Ina Garten
6 servings

1 whole roasted deli chicken (or leftover chicken meat equaling about 1-1 1/2 pounds)
Olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/3 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup Major Grey’s mango chutney
3 tablespoons curry powder
2 stalks celery, diced
2 green onions (white and green parts), chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1 heaping cup red grapes, sliced in half
1 cup whole roasted, salted cashews

Remove the chicken meat from the bones, discard the skin, and dice the chicken into large bite-size pieces.
For the dressing, combine the mayonnaise, wine, chutney, curry powder, in a large bowl and mix until smooth. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Combine the chicken with enough dressing to moisten well. Add the celery, green onions, raisins and grapes, and mix well.
Refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend. Add the cashews and serve. 

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