Chicken Curry Salad

If you want an exotic dish that mixes the best of Eastern and Western cuisine, then look no further than this delicious Chicken Curry Salad. It’s quick and easy to make, and is so unusual that everybody will be left wanting more!



2 Tbsp olive oil

1 kg skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes


1 yellow onion, roughly chopped

2 heaping Tbsp yellow curry powder

1 cup raisins

1 apple (tart or sweet, your preference), peeled, cored, and diced

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (just lightly packed)

2 green onions, sliced


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Add chicken pieces and cook, stirring frequently until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. 

- Sprinkle some salt on the chicken pieces while cooking. Check doneness by removing the thickest piece and cutting it in half. 

If it is still pink in the middle, keep cooking. Try not to overcook the chicken or it will be dry. Remove chicken pieces with a slotted spoon, set aside in a bowl.

- Add yellow onion and cook.

- After a few minutes, when the onions are beginning to get translucent, add 2 heaping tablespoons of yellow curry powder.

- Cook a few minutes more, stirring frequently. If the curry sticks to the bottom or the mixture gets dry, add a bit more olive oil to the pan.

- As you stir, scrape up the stuck curry bits. Add raisins, and cook, stirring another minute. 

- Add raisin and onion mixture to chicken and mix well, coating the chicken pieces with the curry infused olive oil.

- Refrigerate until cool. At this point you can make the salad a day a head   of time

When you are ready to serve the salad, mix in the apple, green onions, and cilantro.


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  • Anna says
    Im really just not into fruit in my salads.... it would be a good way to get fruit into your diet though haha
    • KH says
      For me it depends on the fruit. No pineapple in my savory dishes though!
      • Anna says
        I just don't like pineapple in anything haha!!
      • Wice says
        There you go - a summer curry! Like all curries, I bet it tastes even better the day after so if it appeals, it would be great to take to a party
      • julz1983 says
        I've made a chicken curry pasta salad before which was scrumptious, this one looks to fruity for my liking
      • Dee-Dee says
        yeah I'm not a big fan of chicken curry with apples....but it still looks okay....I'd probably omit the apples....
      • Wice says
        Looks like the salad in the picture is another variation with chicken, celery and raisins and tiny cubes of unpeeled apple. The green and yellow onions and the cilantro definitely aren't shown.

        This brings to mind the classic Waldof Salad, A rather pleasant variation of a might be: Chicken, celery, apple cubes, walnuts tossed with mayo and a dash of curry powder!

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