Home > Dinner > Curry Chicken Salad Curry Chicken Salad December 10, 2019 | 2 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Curry Chicken Salad whips together in just 15 minutes; it’s packed with flavor and requires minimal ingredients! Serve this chicken salad on a lettuce wrap (for a low carb meal) or pile it on toasted sandwich bread (or a croissant). Make sure to try these other variations: traditional chicken salad, honey mustard chicken salad, or this pineapple chicken salad! Chicken salad is always my go-to meal when I need something to feed the family fast. There are only five ingredients in the salad and six ingredients in the dressing. And thanks to a mega shortcut (hi rotisserie chicken!), Curry Chicken Salad truly comes together in about 15 minutes– or less. Stir everything together, load it up on some lettuce or bread, and dinner is served. So quick; so easy! Using rotisserie chicken in this salad already saves a load of time, but did you know you can buy already shredded rotisserie chicken? I’ve seen it at Costco, Smith’s (Kroger), Trader Joe’s, and Walmart. While it’s a bit pricier, if you’re in a huge hurry, it can cut down on some prep time. Below I’m sharing what pairs well with this curry chicken salad, how to meal prep with this recipe, plenty of variation ideas, and how to store it. Let’s get started! What goes well with Curry Chicken Salad? Potato chips or crackers A loaded-up green salad A good fruit salad or just a few fresh fruits (we love mango and grapes with this) Cucumber salad (or this Asian cucumber salad) Roasted vegetables or raw veggies with dip Packing Curry Chicken Salad for lunch Chicken salad is one of my husband’s favorite things to take to work for lunch. It also makes a great weekly meal prep! Here’s what we do: Add a few croissants (that have been sliced to half) to airtight bags. Pack a good amount of Curry Chicken Salad in a plastic container. Store some washed and dried lettuce in a separate bag, along with some red grapes, fresh sliced mango (how to cut a mango tutorial), and some kind of veggie (usually carrots). When it’s time to eat, it’s so easy to assemble: line the croissant with lettuce, top with a few spoonfuls of the curry chicken salad, and enjoy with the fruit and veggies as sides! Curry Chicken Salad variations Sandwich: Toast some bread or warm croissants and layer the bread/croissant with lettuce and a few spoonfuls of the chicken salad (my personal favorite way to eat this!). Salad with Greek yogurt: Instead of the sour cream, you can use full-fat plain Greek yogurt. The taste will be slightly tangier. Keto Salad: This salad is naturally keto-friendly; serve it in a lettuce wrap to keep it that way! With grapes: Occasionally we like to halve red grapes and toss them in the mixture! Use about 1/2 cup sliced red grapes. With apples: We’ll also sometimes add in a diced granny smith (or similar tart) apple; again, use about 1/2 cup. Add in some mango: This recipe is delicious with fresh, ripe mango; either serve it on the side, or dice it up and add it to the mixture! Storage Refrigerate this chicken salad in airtight containers, within 2 hours of preparing. When properly stored, it should last for 3-5 days in the fridge. You can tell if this curry chicken salad is bad if it develops an “off” odor or the flavor/appearance changes. That said, a little separation is normal; stir it back up again as needed. More easy and quick recipes Chicken Ramen ready in 30 minutes or less Chicken Tortilla Soup ready in 20 minutes or less (lots of shortcuts!) Rotisserie Chicken Tacos the rotisserie chicken saves loads of time! Crispy Chicken Salad with a five-ingredient dressing Chicken Chow Mein with tons of veggies and a delicious sauce! FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Curry Chicken Salad 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe This curry chicken salad whips together in 15 minutes or less; it's packed with flavor and requires minimal ingredients! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Curry Chicken Salad 5 from 1 vote - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe This curry chicken salad whips together in 15 minutes or less; it's packed with flavor and requires minimal ingredients! Course Dinner Cuisine American Keyword curry chicken salad Prep Time 15 minutes Total Time 15 minutes Servings 4 servings Calories 223kcal Cost $5.91 Ingredients2 cups prepared rotisserie chicken, chopped into small pieces1/2 cup roasted cashews, coarsely chopped1/3 cup dried golden raisins1/2 cup thinly sliced celery (~2 stalks)1/4 cup finely chopped cilantroDressing1/4 cup full fat mayonnaise2 tablespoons sour cream (fat free or light is great!)1 tablespoon honey1 and 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard1 teaspoon curry powder1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juiceSalt and pepper to taste (1/4 teaspoon each)Enjoy layered on bread or croissants with lettuce; serve alongside fresh mango, red grapes, and/or a tart apple InstructionsSALAD: In a large bowl, add in the chopped rotisserie chicken, coarsely chopped cashews, dried golden raisins, thinly sliced celery, and finely chopped cilantro.DRESSING: In a separate bowl add the mayo, sour cream, honey, Dijon mustard, curry powder, lemon juice, and a generous (or to taste) sprinkle of salt + pepper (I add about 1/4 teaspoon salt & pepper, but add to preference). Whisk until combined and completely smooth. Taste and adjust for seasonings (salt, pepper, additional curry powder, etc.)COMBINE: Pour the dressing into the salad and very gently stir all of the ingredients together until combined. SERVE: Enjoy with fresh mango, grapes, or a tart apple OR layer it on a croissant and add some lettuce. Enjoy immediately. Nutrition FactsServing: 4servings | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 26.2g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 10.5g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 196.2mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 16.2g DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.