Healthy Curried Chicken Salad
This Healthy Curried Chicken Salad post was sponsored by Eat Smart as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received product samples to facilitate my review.
Sweet grapes, juicy Honeycrisp apple and crunchy celery combine with lean chicken and the most flavorful curry seasoned dressing to create what some may say is the BEST Curried Chicken Salad they’ve ever tasted. And, yes, I just might be one of those people.
You guys know how much I love the sweet and savory combo and this Healthy Curried Chicken Salad has that, plus waaaaay more. It’s savory, sweet, crunchy, creamy and nutty all in one bite. And as if that awesome texture wasn’t enough, the flavor is over-the-top amazing.
To enhance the texture and flavor even more, I used my favorite Eat Smart Sweet Kale Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kit. Have you tried Eat Smart Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kits? These convenient kits make eating healthy so easy and yummy! Guys, this salad might be nutritious, but it’s far from the run of the mill boring chicken salad!
Chicken Salad is such a fabulous recipe to serve at parties and with plenty of game days and the holiday season ahead, you can bet this will be in my regular recipe rotation. It can be served with crackers, tortilla chips, inside a soft roll or wrap-style and everyone seems to be happy! I love that you just toss all of your ingredients together, stir and you are ready enjoy. Perfect for game day munching or lunches during the week. Like with this curried chicken salad, Eat Smart Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kits can easily help you to create delicious appetizers, entrées, side dishes and so much more.
You guys are going to LOVE this healthy curried chicken salad. I know it. It’s:
First of all, HUSBAND APPROVED (he seriously could not stop)
Texturally profound – crunchy, soft, crisp and creamy – a trifecta of goodness
Fast – 15 minutes, give or take
And so effing perfect!!
I served this chicken salad a couple of ways at my house. The girls in the house ate it in large leafy green lettuce leaves. Landen preferred to tuck it in between two bread slices and call it a sandwich and Brad just devoured it straight from the bowl with tortilla chips. Whatever way… YUM. Makes for pretty great leftovers too – perfect to have on hand for effortless, healthy weekday lunches.
If you get a chance to give it a try, let me know! I’m rather smitten with it and I think you will be, too. Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #kimscravings on Instagram, so I can take a look at what you came up with. Enjoy!
Healthy Curried Chicken Salad
- 2 cups cooked, shredded or diced chicken breast
- 1/2 cup finely diced celery
- 3/4 cup halved red grapes
- 1 medium Honeycrisp, or other variety apple, diced
- Roasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries from the Eat Smart Sweet Kale Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kit*
- 3/4 cup avocado mayo**
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- large lettuce leaves, wraps or bread
- Eat Smart Sweet Kale Gourmet Vegetable Salad Kit, poppyseed dressing can be used to drizzle over the top of chicken salad or save it for a leafy green salad
- Place salad ingredients in a medium bowl.
- In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Add the dressing to the salad and mix well. Chill until ready to serve (or serve immediately).
- Place a handful of Eat Smart Sweet Kale salad greens onto lettuce leaves and then scoop chicken salad over the top for serving. The chicken salad may also be spread between two slices of bread, on a wrap or onto a croissant. Also great as a dip for tortilla chips!
**If preferred, use regular or lite mayo. You can also sub either all or part of the mayo for Greek yogurt.
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If you love this Healthy Curried Chicken Salad, you’re sure to love my other super popular chicken salad recipe!
Skinny Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
I had a delicious curry chicken salad at a deli once, but didn’t know how to get that flavor at home. I can’t wait to try this!
This will be on my table tomorrow for dinner! My family will rave over this for sure!
What a delicious dish! I would make this chicken salad for dinner, lunch, and for entertaining!
Thanks so much! You’re right, it works for so many meal options.
This looks delicious and I love the bright colors!
Thanks so much!
I love these salad kits, especially the sweet kale one, but your recipe has me all hungry (and I just ate)! Thank you for the inspiration to think outside of the bag!
That looks incredible! I would love to have this for lunch today!
Looks wonderful! Pinning to make this soon!
We buy Eat Smart salads all the time and your curried chicken salad looks amazing!
I LOVE East Smart Salad Kits!!! All of the dressings are delicious! I love what you’ve done with the incredible flavors of the chicken salad! WOW! I need to make this !
Gosh, I wish I craved salads more! I never really grew up on them so I’m slightly picky. However, this specific salad incorporates a lot of things I enjoy in my life, so thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Those are all my go-to spices! They are so healthy and delicious…I love them together in this salad…the bits of apple is a great idea as well. Looks delish! xo, Catherine
I love the seasonings you used in this recipe. It sounds better than ever!
There was a curried chicken salad I often bought in college. This looks just like it!
What a lovely & flavorful twist on a classic dish!
This sounds awesome! I love the Eat Smart salad kits. So good.
What great choices. I’d love the Southwest. Your salad looks amazing.
This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try out your recipe.
Those salad kits are so handy! Love all the options on ways to enjoy this curried chicken salad. Over lettuce leaves is perfect for me, but I think my husband will prefer the wrap!
Beautiful salad, curry is one of my favorites.
Yum! I love the addition of the grapes in the salad, sounds refreshing!
Yum, this looks so yummy. I could get my curry fix in for sure with this recipe.
This sounds like a perfect new spin on Chicken Salad. I can’t wait to get a batch of this going!
Oh my gosh, I LOVE chicken salad! I usually use pecans and red grapes but I definitely need to try this!
Now this is a salad! I could get down on a huge bowl of it!
Wow! It looks amazing. So colorful and delicious and I love that you can serve it so many different ways.
This looks divine! I’ve actually never tried curry but I think now I totally will!!
I love chicken salad and these flavors sound amazing in it!
This looks so delicious! We’re big fans of salads and homemade dressing at home but never thought to do a curry version. Definitely trying!
This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!
This looks delicious. I would love this for lunch.
I’ve never tried anything like this! Must try!