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Curry Chicken Salad

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Today I am sharing a healthy lunch recipe that you can get excited about. This Curry Chicken Salad is made with greek yogurt and a touch of mayonnaise and seasoned with red curry and smoked paprika. The result is a flavorful, refreshing chicken salad with curry and paprika taste but not hot heat.

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Since the curry dressing is made with greek yogurt, it’s a much lighter tasting version of curry chicken salad that still has the traditional sliced red grapes, celery, and walnuts to add extra taste and texture.

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You can either use leftover chicken to prepare this recipe, or pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store (it’s my favorite time-saving trick). Since you are starting with cooked chicken, this recipe comes together in 10 minutes. I suggest using a whole rotisserie chicken to make a big batch of curry chicken salad that you can pack for lunch all week. You can mix things up by serving it over lettuce, in a sandwich, or with celery for dipping.

Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad

Yields 4-5

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 3 cups Diced Cooked Chicken
  • 1 (5.3 ounce) Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise (I love Sir Kensingtons)
  • 2-3 teaspoons Thai Red Curry Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Celery
  • 1/3 cup Red Grapes, cut into fourths
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts


  1. Start by mixing up your curry sauce. In a small bowl, stir the yogurt, mayonnaise, curry, and paprika together.
  2. Then place the chicken, celery, grapes, and walnuts in a large bowl. Add half of the curry sauce, and continue adding more sauce until everything is evenly coated in sauce. This is a matter of personal preference, and I had about 1/4 cup of the sauce leftover which I can use a salad dressing.
  3. Either serve right away, or pack for lunch.

Want even more easy, time-saving recipes using rotisserie chicken? Check out this blog post for 7 more ideas!

Simple Food 365

Friday 19th of February 2016

This chicken salad sounds really delicious! We love curry but never thought to add it to chicken salad. YUM!

Kit Graham

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Let me know how you like it :)

Mica | Let’s Taco Bout It Blog

Thursday 18th of February 2016


What a fantastic recipe. Chicken Salad is a favorite dish of mine. I never thought to use greek yogurt before. Fantastic recipe.

Kit Graham

Monday 22nd of February 2016

It is really good! It just has a lighter taste, it doesn't have an obvious yogurt taste.

Ahead of Thyme

Thursday 18th of February 2016

What a delicious looking salad! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can't wait to try it!!

Kit Graham

Monday 22nd of February 2016

You are very welcome :)

Tracy | Baking Mischief

Wednesday 17th of February 2016

What an easy healthy lunch. I love chicken salad, but I've never tried using curry in it. It looks so good!

Kit Graham

Monday 22nd of February 2016

Definitely give it a try! I loved it!

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