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Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

I sometimes serve this salad on a big lettuce leaf with breadsticks and fresh melon wedges. But it's also delicious in a pita pocket lined with lettuce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 medium apple, diced
  • 3/4 cup halved green grapes
  • 3/4 cup pineapple tidbits, juice drained and reserved
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • DRESSING:
  • 1-1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons curry powder

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Blend all dressing ingredients and toss with chicken mixture. Chill several hours. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (with light mayonnaise and soy sauce) equals 297 calories, 12 g fat (0 saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 348 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 lean meat, 1-1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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