20 April, 2011

curried chicken salad

There's a place here in Nashville that serves a delicious curried chicken salad among other things. It's called the Calypso Cafe. 
http://www.calypsocafe.com/home.htm  A plate of their tropical chicken salad with spiced sweet potatoes and Cuban black beans on the side makes for a delicious lunch. I find that my preference in a chicken salad is on the sweeter side, whereas my hubs will only eat a salad that is savory.  That's the exact reason this chicken salad is perfect to serve to some girlfriends for lunch or downsize the recipe and make it just for yourself.  Who knows---your husband may be different than mine and love it.  

Curried Chicken Salad
3 c. cooked chicken (You can use cooked boneless, skinless breasts, a rotisserie chicken, or a can of white meat chicken.)
1/4-1/2 mayo
1/3 c. plain yogurt
5 t. curry powder
1 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. honey (more if you like it sweeter)
1/4 t.  ginger
1/4 t. fresh ground pepper
1/4 c. diced red onion (optional)
1 c. seedless grapes, halved (or raisins)
handful of almonds or cashews (optional)

mix together the mayo, yogurt, curry powder lime juice, honey, ginger, and pepper in a large bowl.   Add the chicken, onion, grapes, and nuts if desired and mix until combined.

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