Friday, January 29, 2010

Take A Little Cooked Chicken...Foodie Friday


Earlier this week I posted my recipe for Chicken Chili-Stew and I mentioned how I cooked extra chicken at the same time to use for another simple meal. I really love to be able to cook more than one meal and only mess up the kitchen once. My first step for making the stew was to boil 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts with a little salt and pepper, until tender. I divided the cooked chicken, using 2 pounds for my stew and reserving 1 pound for an easy Curried Chicken Salad.



While finely chopping celery for the stew, I set aside 3 or 4 stalks to use in the chicken salad. I like texture in my chicken salad, so I sliced the celery into fairly large pieces.


When making a chicken salad with curry powder, I love to add a hint of sweet to the mix. This week, I used a diced apple. I didn't peel it, I simply removed the core. The added color was pretty and the peel is good for you. You could also use halved grapes or pineapple chunks if that is what you have on hand.


I used light mayonnaise and curry powder to flavor and bind the other ingredients. You can serve this as a sandwich, served in a pineapple half or on a lettuce leaf as I did. It is quick, simple and a delicious light meal you can make at the same time you are preparing the heartier stew.

Curried Chicken Salad 

Ingredients:

1 pound cooked chicken chopped or shredded
3 or 4 celery stalks-sliced
1 apple, cored and diced
approx. 3/4 cup light mayonnaise-just enough to bind the ingredients together
approx. 1/4 tsp. curry powder or slightly more...to taste

Mix well



20 comments:

Kathleen said...

Looks good, Sue!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, this looks delicious. I love curry in my chicken salad, and this sounds perfect!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

honeysuckle said...

This sounds like it would be so good as a sandwich! I will have to make more chicken so I'll have enough for this tempting recipe. Thanks for sharing it today!

Shellbelle said...

I'd have this on a croissant any day! Are croissants on my diet? No. Okay, I'll be good and have it on lettuce like Sue did.

Love curried chicken salad and your version looks much healthier than mine and something perfect to have on hand on those hot summer days. Summer is coming again, isn't it?

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Well I would sub tofu for the chicken, but it does look pretty appealing there on the lettuce!

jenjen said...

I love chicken salad. Thanks for the recipe!

XOXO
Jen

Mrs. P. said...

Sue....I LOVE chicken salad and yours looks devine :)

Blessings!
Gail

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks so good.

Holly said...

I love chicken salad...and have never had a good recipe...this sounds delicious.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, this just sounds sooooooo good. I would love to have some. Thanks for the recipe, it will definitely be on my list for this week. Hugs, Marty

JUST ME said...

I LOVE CHICKEN SALAD.

I just wish I didn't have to boil the damn chicken. That to me seems daunting.

dee dee said...

Now this sounds yummy too! Wayne, Zac and I love curry! You are the most creative cook, just like a pro! By the way.. I do think that we are trading the 2 pounds back and forth! Keep up the good work! You've inspired me to get to the gym this week!... Dee Dee

Blondie's Journal said...

I'd love to try curry in the chicken salad but one thing I have never used is apples. I don't think it is a regional thing, my family just never included apples. Thanks, Sue!! :-)


xoxo
Jane

Sue said...

Sounds great and I think I know what I'm having for lunch.. if I have chicken. Great idea.

xinex said...

Yummy! I have leftover chicken and some apples so I think I will try this recipe. Thanks, Sue!...Christine

koralee said...

Nothing gets better than chicken salad. Yum..I will be making this one for sure...thanks so much and happy weekend.

Chrissy said...

Apple eh??? Sounds devine,I never no what to do with my extra chicken,thanks!!

Michael Lee West said...

I love chicken salad recipes. I collect them. Bandwidth made a roasted chicken salad last night, but I am craving curried chicken salad now. It looks fantastic.

xinex said...

You are so right about that, Sue. I get so tired packing and unpacking...Christine

Stacey said...

Mmmm, that sounds delicious. :) I love chicken salad.