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Tropical Chicken Salad Recipe

Tropical Chicken Salad Recipe

Over the years my husband and I have moved to different areas, and I've collected recipes from all over the United States. This flavorful salad recipe comes from New York. I've served it for luncheons for many years, and it's one of my husband's very favorites. —Linda Wheatley, Garland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 can (20 ounces) chunk pineapple, drained
  • 2 large firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • Salad greens, optional
  • 3/4 cup salted peanuts or cashew halves


  • 1. Place chicken and celery in a large bowl. Combine mayonnaise and curry powder; add to chicken mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • 2. Before serving, add the pineapple, bananas, oranges and coconut; toss gently. Serve on salad greens if desired. Sprinkle with nuts. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 610 calories, 45g fat (9g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 4g fiber), 20g protein.

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Not_Spacy User ID: 6034953 230663
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

"Great main dish chicken salad. Curry flavor with the fruit really complements each other."

jdh0731 User ID: 3723039 8480
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2014

"Curry is wa-a-ay to overpowering for me, so I left it out."

Gravell User ID: 1583332 6205
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2013

"Could you use a different spice than curry. My family does not like curry flavor. Other than that it was very good. I used cashews as some of the members of my family are allergic to peanuts."

Mspoppy User ID: 1338705 5009
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"Nice change for chicken salad - I used half mayo half yogurt and 1tsp curry. Big hit"

DebHorton User ID: 6356683 5259
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2012

"I make this a couple of times each summer, and it's always a big hit!"

[email protected] User ID: 2474527 5258
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"My two teenaged sons love this recipe, and consider it a special treat when I make it for them. Definitely a keeper!"

Margielou_wa User ID: 56764 6771
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"I'm glad to find a chicken salad with curry powder in it. I had a similare recipe and lost it. It sounds wonderful."

1Heart4Jesus User ID: 2171354 8176
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"Had this at a bridal shower YEARS ago and had lost the recipe! So glad to have found it. Making it again tonight and will NEVER lose the recipe again! DELICIOUS on a hot summer night with crusty rolls."

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