Curry Chicken Salad

5 from 6 votes

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This Curry Chicken Salad recipe is a super tasty lunch that everyone is sure to love! A nice change from the classic Chicken Salad, this coconut curry chicken salad is a great make ahead meal or easy snack to keep in the fridge week to week. Delicious as a sandwich or served with veggies and crackers.

curry chicken salad on a white plate being scooped up by a cracker

Curry Chicken Salad Recipe | A New Way to Enjoy Chicken Salad

I am so impressed with this Curry Chicken Salad, I can’t even wait to tell you all about it! I loved ALL the tastes and textures in this dish: the creamy coconut milk, the spicy curry, the crunchy veggies and almonds, the sweet toasted coconut. YUM. If you’re using rotisserie or canned chicken, this comes together in a pinch. A really great lunch that everyone will love!

sauce in a glass bowl  with a whisk

Main Ingredients Needed

You might have to go to the store for this Curry Chicken Salad recipe but let me tell you it is so worth it! Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Coconut Milk, Sour Cream, Vinegar, Truvia, Curry Powder, Turmeric, Salt + Pepper – these are all of the ingredients needed to make the sauce! Such wonderful depth and a blend of lots of different flavors.
  • Chicken – to make this recipe even faster, use leftovers or rotisserie chicken!
  • Celery, Onion, and Cilantro – for refreshing crunch and flavor.
  • Shredded Coconut and Almonds – I used unsweetened shredded coconut for some contrast to the curry and sliced toasted almonds for even more crunch!
unmixed recipe ingredients in a glass bowl

Variations

Feel free to adjust this recipe to your liking! This Curry Chicken Salad is so easy to make and so easy to eat, here are a couple of ideas:

  • Nuts: try adding peanuts, cashews, or pecans instead of almonds. All are great options that provide lots of crunch.
  • Curry Powder: if you have a favorite curry powder you use, use that! Or try experimenting without different kinds.
  • Fruit: consider adding sliced apples, raisins, or other fruit if you’re looking for more refreshing additions.
curry chicken salad in a glass bowl with a spoon

How to Make Curry Chicken Salad

For all of the measurements and other details see the recipe card down below! 🙂

Step 1: Make Dressing

In a large bowl, whisk together coconut milk, sour cream, vinegar, Truvia, curry powder, turmeric, salt, and pepper until smooth.

Step 2: Add Ingredients

Pour cubed chicken, celery, onion, and cilantro into the bowl and stir to coat in sauce.

Step 3: Top and Serve!

Divide into two portions and top with coconut and almonds. Serve with bread or crackers.

curry chicken salad with crackers on a white plate

More Chicken Salad Recipes to Try!

Consider making this Curry Chicken Salad this week, as a snack, for lunch or just because.

The printable recipe card is below, enjoy 🙂

5 from 6 votes

Curry Chicken Salad

This Curry Chicken Salad recipe is a super tasty lunch that everyone is sure to love! Serve with bread or crackers.
servings 2 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lite coconut milk shake before measuring
  • 2 tablespoons low fat sour cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons truvia or sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 16 oz chicken breasts cooked and cubed
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 4 tablespoons yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped, optional
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut  toasted
  • 2 tablespoons almonds toasted and chopped

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together coconut milk, sour cream, vinegar, Splenda, curry powder, salt, and pepper until smooth.
    sauce in a glass bowl with a whisk
  • Pour cubed chicken, celery, onion, and cilantro into the bowl and stir to coat in sauce.
    curry chicken salad ingredients in a glass bowl
  • Divide into two portions and top with coconut and almonds. Serve with bread or crackers.
    curry chicken salad ingredients in a glass bowl mixed with sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 1005mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 107IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: curry chicken salad

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8 Responses
  1. Martha H

    5 stars
    This looks absolutely delicious beyond words. I love the complexity of a good curry powder. I used to buy mine when I went home to Canada but there are some good ones here in the US. I am going to give this a try this week.

  2. Jessica

    5 stars
    I often purchase curry chicken salad from a local grocery store’s deli department, but no longer! This is delicious and SO easy. Thank you for another yummy recipe!

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