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Curried Chicken Salad

curried chicken salad

   Yesterday I got to go walking with my friend Amanda and her girls… which turned into Lunch because Miss Paige decided I was coming home with them.  (I’m not going to argue with Paige because 1.  She’s adorable and I enjoy hanging out with her.  2. Amanda can cook, and lunch over there is always a good thing.)  As I was enjoying great company, and a delicious Tuna Salad Sandwich it reminded me (as it always does) that I really like Tuna Salad sandwiches, Egg Salad, and Chicken Salad!  (I don’t know how I forget this, but I love it when I remember!)

Better yet, I had roasted a chicken the night before and was looking for something to recycle it into!

This recipe is one I played around with today, and frightened my husband with.  He asked me what I was doing with the chicken, and I gleefully answered, “Chicken Salad”.  He nodded and went on his merry way with things until he noted that I was passing by him again with Curry Powder, which was when the skeptic in him came out.  (I might have a Curry problem… I might need help…. BUT NOT TODAY!  TODAY WE FEAST ON CURRY!)  I thought I might win him over by making home-made mayo to go in it, but nope… the curry still had him eyeing me like I was wielding a cattle prod instead of a spatula.  Oh well. ^_^

After I whipped up this Curried Chicken Salad, I asked him to taste test it.  Which he did with all the excitement of a condemned man at the gallows.  I guess it’s as good as I thought it was, because he immediately asked for me to make him his own Sandwich and Veronica happily got in line as well.  Whether you make this recipe with home-made mayo or with the jarred stuff, I think it’s pretty good eats, and definitely gives you a quick and easy curry fix.

2 1/2 – 3 cups of cooked chopped chicken
1 cup Mayonnaise (There’s a recipe here: Mayonnaise for it!)
1/3 – 1/2 cup Raisins (depending on how much you like them!)
5 whole Water Chestnuts minced
1 rib of Celery minced
2 Green Onions chopped
2 1/2 – 3 Tablespoons Sweet or Mild Curry

1. Prep all your ingredients then add into a large bowl.  Mix well together with a rubber spatula, and taste to tweak seasoning (add salt and pepper to taste if needed).
2.  Serve as a sandwich or atop a bed of lettuce as a salad and enjoy!


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