Easy Curry Chicken Salad Recipe

One of my favorite recipes with leftover chicken is to make chicken salad sandwiches.  But this isn’t any old chicken salad recipe, this is a curry chicken salad recipe.  This recipe is really easy, and fairly healthy. The curry spice gives it a bit of a kick and extra flavor.

The first thing to do is take leftover some cooked chicken (and hopefully it isn’t the dried out chicken I made the other night), a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket will work too.  I don’t recommend any chicken that has your typical tomato based barbeque sauce on it. 

Take the chicken and dice it small, or shred it with forks, and put it in a bowl. Hopefully you can get about a cup of chicken. Next, take an apple, preferably an apple with some tartness like granny smith, or fuji, and dice it up into ½ inch or smaller chunks.  You want about ½ cup of apple. 

Diced Chicken and Apples

Diced Chicken and Apples


Next add about 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt, but adjust to your liking.  I actually prefer mayonnaise instead of yogurt, but the yogurt is healthier. Next add 1 teaspoon of curry powder and mix everything together, also, you can add more to your liking.  Add in a dash or two of salt, a couple grinds of pepper and Voila, Curry Chicken Salad. 

Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad


Toss it on some toasted bread and you got a sandwich. 


Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

Optional extras include a sprinkling of ground cumin, a dash of cinnamon, small handful of golden raisins, and maybe a small squirt of brown mustard, but that is up to you. 


1 cup diced or shredded cooked chicken

½ cup diced apple (tart apples work best like granny smith or fuji)

1/4 cups of plain Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise)

1 tsp of curry powder

Salt and pepper

Optional: ¼ tsp cumin, dash of cinnamon, 1 tsp of brown mustard, ¼ cup raisins (golden preferred).


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, put onto toasted bread.  It should make two hearty sandwiches.

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