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Curried Chicken Rice Salad Recipe

Curried Chicken Rice Salad Recipe

Since I usually make and serve this salad while my teacher friends and I are on summer break, I always associate this recipe with relaxed good times! It's best to make ahead so that the flavors can mingle.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6.6 ounces) toasted almond rice pilaf
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chutney
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 medium apples, cubed
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Cook rice pilaf according to package directions; cool. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, cranberries, raisins and rice.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, chutney, sour cream, lemon juice and curry powder; stir in apples. Add to rice mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 3. Serve on lettuce; garnish with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.