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
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!!


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!!!


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!


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!