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Picnic Curry Chicken Salad

Picnic season is just around the corner, and what better way to get ready for it, than this simple chicken salad recipe. Curry Chicken Salad is a flavorful mixture than you can take along in your cooler and serve on sandwich rolls, in tortilla wraps, or even in a lettuce leaf wrap. The versatility of this recipe is perfect for a picnic on the go, or as a quick lunch you can pull from the fridge on a busy day.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad from Hip Homeschool Moms

 

To begin, you’ll need some cooked chicken. We want to give this chicken some flavor before it even goes into the salad.

In a small dish, combine 1/2 teaspoon each of thyme, black pepper and sea salt and 1 teaspoon of parsley.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad from Hip Homeschool Moms

Place two boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a zip-lock bag.  Add in the seasonings along with 1/4 cup of lemon juice. Seal the bag closed. “Squish” the contents of the bag around to coat all of the chicken with the lemon juice and seasonings. Refrigerate this for an hour.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad from Hip Homeschool Moms

To cook the chicken you can broil or grill it. Cook it for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through. Allow it to cool to room temperature.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad from Hip Homeschool Moms

In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons of curry powder, 1 tablespoon each of honey and water, and a pinch of salt. Set this aside for the moment.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad from Hip Homeschool Moms

Dice the chicken into 3.4 inch pieces, or shred it with two forks. Dice a sweet apple, and a stalk of celery.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad from Hip Homeschool Moms

Combine the chicken, apple, celery and a half cup of raisins in a mixing bowl.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad from Hip Homeschool Moms

Add the dressing to the mixture and stir it all together.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad from Hip Homeschool Moms

Store this covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.

Enjoy this fresh salad any way you wish – on rolls, in a wrap, or even on a green salad.

Picnic Curry Chicken Salad
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Serves: 5
 
Curry Chicken Salad is a flavorful mixture than you can take along in your cooler and serve on sandwich rolls, in tortilla wraps, or even in a lettuce leaf wrap.
Ingredients
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ c lemon juice
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 Tb honey
  • 1 Tb water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 sweet red apple
  • 1 stalk celery
  • ½ c raisins
  • rolls, wraps or lettuce leaves for serving
Instructions
  1. To begin, you’ll need some cooked chicken. We want to give this chicken some flavor before it even goes into the salad.
  2. In a small dish, combine the thyme, black pepper, sea salt and parsley.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in a zip-lock bag. Add in the seasoning along with the lemon juice. Seal the bag closed. “Squish” the contents of the bag around to coat all of the chicken with the lemon juice and seasonings. Refrigerate this for an hour.
  4. To cook the chicken you can broil or grill it. Cook it for 6-7 minutes on each side, or until it is cooked through. Allow it to cool to room temperature.
  5. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, curry powder, honey and pinch of salt. Set this aside for the moment.
  6. Dice the chicken into ¾ inch pieces, or shred it with two forks. Dice a sweet apple, and a stalk of celery.
  7. Combine the chicken, apple, celery and a half cup of raisins in a mixing bowl.
  8. Add the dressing to the mixture and stir it all together.
  9. Store this covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.
  10. Enjoy as you wish!
 

About the author

Constance

Constance Smith is a homeschool veteran, having eclectically homeschooled three kiddos through graduation. After spending 25 years living an army life, she and her husband are planting roots in northern Alabama where she is starting a farm and enjoying country life. Constance has been blogging for over a decade and has had her content published in several local and national publications. You can find hundreds more recipes, photography, videos of her life and more at her website, Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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  • Your curry chicken salad sounds good…..I just made some yesterday, so will try your recipe next…I never use curry tho, but will try it….thanks for posting all the recipes….always looking for a different recipe …

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