This chicken salad is a great relief from the old boring, plain salad. And you can serve it anyway you want… Great with garden salad or serve it with your favorite crackers and of course as sandwiches!
Note: If you are short on time… you can buy whole roasted chicken from the grocery store or at Sam’s Club. You’ll save a dollar or two if you buy it at Sam’s Club. Or you can also use canned chicken chunks.
Spicy Curried Chicken Salad
2 large chicken breasts halves (about 2 pounds) – roasted, skinned, deboned, and chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
½ of small red onion – diced
2 TBSPs. hot banana pepper rings – chopped
Curried Chicken Salad Dressing:
½ cup mayonnaise
1 TBSP. no sugar added sweet relish
1½ tsps. hot madras curry powder
1 tsp. kosher salt (less if using regular table salt)
¾ tsp. smoked paprika
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 TBSP. spicy brown mustard
½ tsp. hot sauce (optional)
In another bowl, combine dressing ingredients.
Pour curried dressing mixture over the chicken. Stir to mix until dressing coats the chicken pieces. Add the chopped celery, red onion and hot banana peppers. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.
Serve over garden salad, with crackers, and as sandwiches.
Enjoy and Happy Cooking!