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curried chicken salad [paleo, whole30, keto, dairy-free]

Curried Chicken Salad

Curried Chicken Salad is a tasty twist to your traditional chicken salad with exotic curry spices, sweet golden raisins, and crunchy cashews with celery.
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Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 450kcal


Mayo Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise - homemade or store bought
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste - about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon each

Curried Chicken Salad

  • 2 cups cooked chicken of choice, chopped into small pieces - rotisserie, shredded, grilled, etc.
  • 1/2 cup cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Dandy® celery, finely chopped - about 2 stalks
  • 1/3 cup dried golden raisins - or regular raisins, or chopped grapes
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro - plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced for garnish - optional


Mayo Dressing

  • To a mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, Dijon, curry powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Set aside.

Curried Chicken Salad

  • To a separate large bowl, combine 2 cups chicken, chopped cashews, celery, golden raisins, carrots, cilantro, garlic powder, turmeric powder and onion powder.
  • Pour mayo dressing to chicken salad mixture and gently fold to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste if desired.
  • Serve with your favorite crackers, or over greens, on a croissant, on toast, in a wrap. etc


nutrition info is for approx 1/2 scoop Curried Chicken Salad using chicken breast.
nutrition info is for 4-servings as is. If you add this chicken salad to a wrap or bread, you can stretch this recipe to 6-servings.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 30g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g
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