Friday, August 8, 2014

Green Curry Chicken Salad

Green Curry Chicken Salad
This is no ordinary chicken salad.  With lots of fresh vegetables, herbs and a surprising curried mayonnaise, this sandwich filler or green salad topper is perfect for a busy summer dinner on the run.  I may not have been posting many blogs these past few weeks due to my busy summer schedule and desire to be outdoors rather than sitting in front of my computer, but I have still been cooking, inventing and eating some fantastic meals.  I actually made this chicken salad to take as a dinner to one of my son's end of season baseball games back in June and I have been wanting to make it again ever since.  Using store bought cooked chicken made this meal super simple with just a few fresh ingredients to turn it from ordinary into something that would be worthy of serving to friends and family at a picnic or party. The addition of Greek yogurt not only reduces the fat and calories of the dish, it adds another layer of flavor and contributes to the Indian vibe of the recipe at the same time.  And this salad only gets more flavorful the longer it sits, so it is perfect for those occasions when you want to make something ahead of time. So the next time you reach for that container of store made chicken salad, grab the ingredients listed below and give this recipe a try instead!

Green Curry Chicken Salad
fresh ingredients

3 C. cooked chicken, chopped into small pieces
        (I used one full rotisserie chicken breast)
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
2 small shallots, finely diced
3 stalks of organic cilantro, chopped

dressing ingredients
1/2 C. olive oil based mayonnaise
1/4 C. plain 2% Greek yogurt
1 T. Thai green curry paste
freshly ground black pepper
salt, to taste

cooked chicken

fresh ingredients, chopped and ready to mix


all mixed together

lunch time!!

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