Recipe: Curry Chicken Salad

Inspired by my friend Amy Bishop with Greenbrier Farms (an organically run farm in S.C.), I am excited to share this tasty curry chicken salad recipe with you today. Chicken salad is traditionally made with mayo and unfortunately mayonnaise isn’t exactly a real food. The store bought versions are typically made with refined oils and also contain more than 5 ingredients. The homemade versions are more “real food approved” but oftentimes call for raw eggs, which I am on the fence about, plus we eat mayo so infrequently I don’t feel (for me personally) it’s worth the time to make it from scratch. So I’ve tried substituting plain yogurt in dishes like chicken salad, egg salad, and deviled eggs without much success because, frankly, I think plain yogurt is rather plain tasting and the flavor – or lack thereof – was a little too overwhelming in these dishes. So I was thrilled to be introduced to the idea of adding curry to chicken salad, because curry has such a wonderful flavor it totally makes up for what the yogurt is missing.

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5.0 from 7 reviews
Curry Chicken Salad
Inspired by Ellie Krieger and <a href="" target="_blank" data-mce-href="">Amy Bishop</a>
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (I love to use The Best Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot recipe when I need cooked chicken)
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons toasted slivered or sliced almonds (optional)
  1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Serve on crackers (ak mak crackers pictured above) or bread and store leftovers in the fridge.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.



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  • Comments

    1. carol |

      Adding sliced grapes and/or coconut sweetens this and keeps it real.

    2. anja |

      Hello. A quick question – what about not getting iron from meat due to its mixing with milk protein (I’m sure that I’m not speaking fluent Chemical language, and I am deeply sorry in advance, but i am also sure you know what I am talking about.) Simply, I am trying to combine meat with soya or oat milk, yogurt etc, even though it is rarely more tasty…

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy) |

        Hi there Anja. There is evidence that milk proteins can interfere with iron absorption but I am not sure what you are asking…? :)

    3. debbie |

      We are dairy intolerant and wondering what to substitute for the plain yogurt. would you recommend vegan mayonnaise as a substitute or another condiment?

      I have never had much luck with curry either. What type/brand of curry do you use?

      thanks for the great information on your site!!

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy) |

        Hi Debbie. You can now find both coconut milk and almond milk yogurts. One of those might work though we’ve not tried. Sun Brand Madras Curry is a tasty curry. ~Amy

    4. Mindy |

      Much better than a mayo version! Thanks so much!

    5. Stephanie |

      Yesterday I made your chicken in a crockpot. Today I made the broth and tonight I made the chicken curry. Thank you for all the great ideas!!!!!
      I added grapes to mine, but that’s just because I love grapes and that’s how my Mom always made hers. It was fine without! :)

    6. Deb Perry |

      I love this recipe, but I always add a bit of honey– I think it pairs well. Today I tried it as an egg salad instead of chicken and served it on lettuce leaves for my lunch. It was REALLY tasty!

    7. Brianna |

      What kind of curry powder do you recommend? There are so many types when I go to the store!

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi there. Just look for an organic version. :) Frontier of Simply Organic are pretty easy to find.

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