I enjoy a good chicken salad anytime of year. This simple curried chicken salad comes together easily once you’ve poached your chicken. I’ve also made it using leftover chicken or even a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. The raisins are simmered in wine, which is a delicious touch; the wine thins the mayonnaise into more of a light curry sauce. You can make this salad ahead of time, it should be refrigerated at least an hour before serving.Curried Chicken Salad


Curried Chicken Salad




3 pounds boneless chicken breasts poached until tender and cooled to room temperature.

3 ribs of celery, chopped

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into chunks

¾ cup golden raisins

1 cup dry white wine

2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

2 Tbsp. ground ginger

2-3 Tbsp. curry powder

1 ½ cups mayonnaise

Salt to taste




Cut the  poached chicken breasts into one-inch chunks. Toss the chicken, celery and apples together in a large bowl.


Place the raisins and wine in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium high heat. Reduce the heart and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add the raisins and liquid to the chicken and toss to combine.


Add the lime juice, ginger and curry powder to the chicken salad and toss again. Bind the salad with the mayonnaise and season to taste with salt.


Transfer the salad to a serving bowl and garnish with apple slices. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. Serves 6-8 people.


This salad is also delicious served in a croissant as a sandwich.Curried Chicken Salad


What is your favorite way to serve chicken salad? I love a good chicken and grape salad but I think this curried chicken salad is my favorite.Curried Chicken Salad


You can also decorate the salad with curry colored summer flowers such as marigolds or zinnias.



5 comments on “Curried Chicken Salad

Vickie Westcamp on September 30, 2017 9:11 pm

This salad sounds so good! Putting it into croissants makes it even better! I have been trying to add a bit more spice to my diet for their health benefits, and curry is one of those spices that is supposed to be good for you, so I am going to try this recipe very soon. Thanks!

Cindy Richter on October 5, 2017 4:18 pm

Oh I can hardly wait to try this! I love me some chicken salad. We just got a new restaurant called the Chicken Salad Chick. It has all kinds of savory and sweet choices. I think they should add this one – it sounds fantastic. I’m off to figure out what dry white wine is – definitely something I don’t have or have heard of.

Miz Helen on October 7, 2017 5:37 pm

Your Curried Chicken Salad will be fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

Jamie on October 9, 2017 8:37 pm

This sounds delicious!! I’m bringing back my Monday link party @ DIY Home Sweet Home (first one will be Oct. 16th) and I would love for you to stop by and link up your curried chicken salad! http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Nancy Wolff on October 10, 2017 2:20 am

Thanks for the invite Jamie,
I’ll be sure to stop by!

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