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Kick up your lunch game with this delicious and easy curry chicken salad. Perfect as a chicken salad sandwich or topped onto a bed of lettuce. This curried chicken salad makes for an easy meal prep lunch recipe or pot luck dish!

curry chicken salad in a sandwich on a white plate.
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I’ve been working from home for over a decade so I feel like I’ve mastered the quick and easy lunch recipe. While I’m oftentimes eating recipes I’ve been testing or leftovers from dinner the night before, I also love having quick and easy lunch recipes in my back pocket. This curry chicken salad is one of those recipes!

It’s also my go-to for a lunch date or a simple potluck dish. It truly is a hit with everyone and I cannot even tell you how many times I’ve given out this recipe. Here’s why I think you should try it too!

Why Make This Recipe:

Of all the chicken salad recipes this chicken curry salad recipe is by far the best! Here’s why:

  • Uses pre-shredded chicken – no need to make your own chicken. You can either buy pre-shredded chicken or store-bought rotisserie chicken.
  • High in Protein – if you’re looking for a high-protein lunch recipe, this is your answer!
  • One Bowl – Everything comes together in one bowl for minimal clean-up!
  • Flavor-packed – The flavors of the curry spice mixed with the sweetness of the raisins is unexpected but honestly so delicious! You’ll be surprised by the unique taste and wonder how you ever enjoyed boring old chicken salad before!

Ingredients in Curry Chicken Salad

  • Chicken – I prefer using store-bought rotisserie chicken that I shred but you can also cook your own chicken breasts to shred or chop into cubes. Feel free to try another protein in place of roast chicken if you prefer.
  • Curry powder – 1-2 teaspoons of curry powder. Add more or less to taste.
  • Celery – you can’t have a chicken salad without celery!
  • Green onions – white + light green parts only. Feel free to sub in red onion if preferred.
  • Raisins – the tanginess works really well with a little sweetness. You could also sub in fresh fruit like chopped grapes or apples.
  • Slivered almonds – for a little crunch. Feel free to omit if nut-free.
  • Mayonnaise – I like using mayo in this recipe but you can easily swap in Greek yogurt if you prefer.
  • Salt + Pepper – add to taste. Feel free to reduce salt if reducing sodium intake.

How to Make Curried Chicken Salad

The instructions for this curried chicken salad recipe could not be any easier!

In a large bowl stir together all ingredients until well combined.

curry chicken salad in a mixing bowl.

How to Serve Curry Chicken Salad

  • Bread – keep things classic by serving between two slices of bread. Bonus points if you use a croissant! Feel free to use gluten-free bread if desired.
  • Lettuce wrap – grab a few large pieces of lettuce (butter or bib lettuce work great) and top with curried chicken salad. Enjoy a carb-free meal!
  • Tortilla – wrap up into a tortilla to make a delicious wrap.
  • Crackers – use crackers to dip right into this chicken curry salad to keep things simple.
  • Pita – stuff into a pit with a little lettuce for a fun middle eastern twist.
  • Salad – top onto a bed of lettuce to up your greens intake!

Storing Leftovers

Curried Chicken Salad leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Curry Chicken Salad

Kick up your lunch game with this delicious and easy curry chicken salad. Perfect as a chicken salad sandwich or topped onto a bed of lettuce. This curried chicken salad makes for an easy meal prep lunch recipe or pot luck dish!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 12 tsp curry powder (add more or less to taste)
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped (white and light-green parts only)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl stir together all ingredients until well combined.
  2. Serve on bread, lettuce wraps or bed of lettuce. More serving ideas listed above.
  3. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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  1. Absolutely loved this. I’ve also tried subbing the Mayo for an avocado but either way it was delicious!
    Have added this into my rotation of WFH meals.