Curried Chicken Salad with Apple and Pecans

This is my favourite way to eat leftover roast chicken (but only once there’s no more gravy to be had, of course). You can also bake or poach a chicken breast for this dish. I love the contrasting colours and textures in this salad and the curry just makes it a bit more interesting. Feel free to add in any fruits or vegetables you have on hand. I like to eat it ‘as is’ but it’s also delicious tucked into fresh pita bread.

Apples, celery and pecans give this chicken salad loads of crunch and flavour.

Apples, celery and pecans give this chicken salad loads of crunch and flavour.

Ingredients

½ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons milk
1.5 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
1.5 cups shredded chicken
1 apple, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 green onion, minced
½ cup toasted pecans or walnuts

Method

  • Combine the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, curry powder and salt & pepper in a small bowl. Stir vigorously until smooth.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine chicken, apple, celery and green onions.
  • Pour dressing over the chicken mixture and stir gently until everything is evenly coated with dressing.
  • Add pecans and stir once more.
  • Refrigerate for up to 2 hours or serve immediately.

Serves 2.

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About Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I play with words and with food. I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. I'm also an enthusiastic explorer of faraway lands and cuisines.
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One Response to Curried Chicken Salad with Apple and Pecans

  1. otownmommy says:

    This look and sounds really amazing!!!!

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