Friday, February 27, 2009

Fruity Curried Chicken Salad

When I first began blogging, I mentioned that much of my cooking was measurement free. This is one of those recipes. I am trying to eat better and have been bored with sandwiches for lunch. The other day I thought I'd go in the kitchen and whip up some chicken salad. This is different from the traditional southern chicken salad that I normally make...with eggs, and homemade sweet pickle. This turned out so delicious.. I will be making it in a larger portion soon!

One small can chicken breast
1-2 TBSP light mayonnaise (start w/ one tbsp and add more if needed)
not quite 1/4 tsp curry powder
craisins
diced apple
chopped celery
toasted chopped pecans
Fresh spinach

Add as much as you like of the fruit, celery, nuts and curry powder. Its all a personal preference. Mix it all together. Layer some fresh spinach leaves on a plate and spoon chicken salad over spinach. So good!!






14 comments:

Sherri's Southern Style said...

Sounds Yummy! I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing, I'm tired of sandwiches too!

Bonnie said...

This is my kind of chicken salad...
Still trying to close my kitchen cabinet doors!!!

LOVE YA BUNCHES,
Bonnie

Chatty Kelly said...

I make a chicken salad very similar to this, except it has pecans too. Yummy! I serve it on croissants, because I LOVE BREAD!!!!

Debbie said...

Alyce, this one looks delicious and yet healthy and low calorie. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Pam said...

I love grapes in my chicken salad - the apples would be fantastic too.

Shannon said...

I love chicken salad. That looks really good!

Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Yummo! Fitness Friday Girl approves.

And your pic is to divine! I'll add the link. :)

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

First of all...Bonnie comments on your blog, and never on mine :-(

Secondly, WHEN are you inviting me to lunch?! That looks yummy!

Robin Lynne said...

Yum! I love raw and/or baby spinach - the chicken salad seems like the perfect topping too!

And how awesome is that photograph?! (I couldn't resist :D)

Thanks for sharing :)

-Robin Lynne

Holly said...

That sounds really interesting, lol, I wouldn't have thought of putting chicken, curry and fruit together! :O

Tam said...

I am so so going to get some chicken salad for LUNCH! YUMOLICIOUS GIRL!

Lindsey @ A New Life said...

Every time I come to your blog you make me HUNGRY!!!! I hope you are doing well, have missed seeing you on FB!

Blessings,
Lindsey

Janet said...

Hi Alyce,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog - I love making new soaps and diffusers and experimenting with anything soap related! I love your blog too! Keep in touch and all my best! Janet:)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh I am soooo going to try this. I love chicken salad and started really loving curry this past year! Thanks for sharing!