This Curry Chicken Salad is a healthy chicken salad recipe that the whole family will love! It’s packed with flavor and protein and is a great meal-prep for lunch or for a busy weeknight meal. Give this easy chicken salad recipe a try today!
Chicken Salad for the Win!
Nothing screams picnic more than a chicken salad recipes!
Bring on the watermelon, pickles, potato salad, and CHICKEN SALAD. Yes, people. We are big fans of the chicken salad recipes. We have a classic chicken salad recipe, fun chicken salad recipes like this pesto chicken salad, and now it’s time for curry chicken salad! Guess what, IT’S DELICIOUS.
This curry chicken salad is a combination of all of our favorite flavors! We love Thai curry at Fit Foodie HQ. We use Thai curry paste in this vegetarian cashew curry and in our Sweet Potato Green Curry Quinoa Casserole! Curry paste is a great way to add quick and delicious flavor to any dish! It was natural that a curry chicken salad would be added to our curry list!
You guys won’t believe how easy it is to make this chicken salad recipe. Whether you’re looking for a meal-prep lunch for the week or a quick dinner during the week, this healthy green curry chicken salad only takes 20 minutes. That’s right, quick and easy!
Chicken Salad Ingredients
Along with Thai curry paste, we use a mixture of spices as well as greek yogurt in this chicken salad recipe! We tried to keep it simple, but flavorful! Here is everything you need for this curry chicken salad!
- Chicken breast
- Green curry paste
- Chili powder
- Red Pepper
- Greek Yogurt
How to Cook Chicken for Chicken Salad
There are a couple of different ways you can cook your chicken for this chicken salad. Bottom line, you will need to shred your chicken breast with two forks after your chicken breast is cooked.
Baked- If you don’t have any kitchen gadgets and are going with a classic baked chicken breast her is how you do it!
All you have to do is preheat your oven to 400ºF and place your chicken breast on a baking sheet or a baking dish.
Place 1 lb. of chicken breast on your baking dish, drizzle with 2-3 teaspoons of olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place chicken in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.
Instant Pot- You also have the option to make chicken breast in the Instant Pot! Chicken breast only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish when prepared in the Instant Pot. So it does save you a bit of time. Want to use your Instant Pot, follow our instructions for this Basic Instant Pot Chicken Breast.
Curry Chicken Salad Any Way
After you have shredded the chicken, mixed the sauce, and mixed it all together, you get to decide HOW you want to eat your chicken salad!
Feel free to eat this chicken salad with a fork or check out our favorite ways to eat chicken salad below!
- On top of greens!
- Cold on top of a piece of toast!
- Wrapped in a tortilla as a curry chicken salad burrito.
Chicken Salad Recipes
Thai Green Curry Sauce
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons green curry paste
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded
- 1 cup English peas
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1/4 red onion, finely diced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- optional: sesame seeds
- In a medium bowl, mix together everything for the curry sauce in a bowl and set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, add the ingredients for the chicken salad and mix.
- Add the curry sauce to the chicken salad and mix until combined.
- Serve with fresh cracked pepper and sesame seeds.
Tips & Notes
* We serve our chicken salad on toast or in a lettuce wrap! Feel free to eat it alone or get creative!
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/6 Calories: 234 Sugar: 11 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 17 Fiber: 3 Protein: 18
Keywords: Curry Chicken Salad