7.16.2014

how to make a bomb diggity (according to my husband) salad

After I posted my curry chicken salad on Instagram, I felt guilty about not making it a blog post and sharing the salad with everyone, especially since my husband said the salad is bomb-diggity. So while my parents were here last week, I made the salad for lunch one day and remembered to take photos this time so I should share the curry chicken salad love with you all. The only change I made was thinking I had a bag of peas in the freezer but when I made the salad I had no peas but green beans. I had edamame so I added that in the salad for a little bit of green. The great thing about a curried chicken salad is you can add in what you like and remove what you don't. 

For this recipe you need 1/4-1/2 cup mayonnaise (depending on your preference), curry powder, 3-4 chicken thighs, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup slivered almonds and 1/4 cup frozen peas. 

The first step in making this salad is poaching the chicken, I used chicken thighs but you can use breasts if you like white meat. After the chicken is poached, cut it up into cubes. 

I cut the dried cranberries in half. 

In a mixing bowl, pour in the mayonnaise and then add in the curry powder. Add in how much curry powder you like to your preference. I like mine on the heavy curry side :-) 

Add in the cubed chicken, dried cranberries and slivered almonds and stir all ingredients together. 


Lastly, add in the peas, I just throw them in froze. The peas will defrost in the salad, just don't serve the salad right away, allow a little time before serving to let the peas defrost :-)
I served the salad as a sandwich but also it tastes great with just a spoon!
So there you go, curried chicken salad!

10 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

Looks delicious! Love anything with curry, and a good chicken salad.

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

Why do your posts ALWAYS make my mouth water?! Oh man, this looks delicious!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

My husband would love this, too! It's perfect for lunches!

Jess said...

I love putting dried cranberries in my chicken salad! Yum!

brooke lyn said...

I need this in my life! I am hungry

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I need to use curry more often! It's a great little spice that I so seldom pull out of my cabinet. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

Ooh, this looks SO good. I love curry, too, so I'd made mine on the curry-heavy side as well. =)

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

yum! a place nearby makes a tuna curried salad which is amazingly good- something for you to try perhaps!

Tiara Wasner said...

I love chicken salad!

Hilary said...

My husband would love this. Pinning it!