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I made this wonderful Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins and Pine Nuts as an appetizer and it would also make a nice lunch! For an appetizer consider serving with crackers, mini pita bread sliced into smaller pieces, or crusty Italian bread. For lunch use a larger whole wheat pita bread or serve on top of a bed of butter lettuce. However you serve it – this salad is delicious! The measurements are approximate, I tend to add more curry powder since I adore the flavors it brings into a dish! If you can’t find pine nuts or do not care for them substitute another nut but be sure you chop them small because it should accent the dish. Below is a picture of how I served it as an appetizer. It was served with whole grain crackers.

Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins and Nuts on party table

Below is a close up of this beautiful chicken salad! Before serving I added more fresh parsley and a bit more curry powder! I hope you enjoy this delicious dish!
Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins and Nuts side view

Dressing Ingredients:
Β½ tsp Garlic
4 tbsp mayonnaise, Light
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice

Chicken Salad Ingredients:
1 cup shredded or finely chopped cooked chicken
1/3 cup small-diced celery
3 tbsp chopped sweet onion
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tbsp raisins (golden preferred)
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp Curry Powder
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Accompaniments:
Crackers
Mini Pita Bread, quartered
Crusty Bread

Preparation:
In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. In another bowl, combine the chicken salad ingredients. Add the dressing and blend all the ingredients together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

11 thoughts on “Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins and Pine Nuts

  1. Just read this and made it. Couldn’t wait to put into the fridge before tasting. Now I must wait for it to do it’s thing in there. I didn’t have lemon (squeezed lime) and didn’t have raisins (used dried cranberries) and used slivered almonds. Yum. Can’t wait till this is really r.e.a.d.y. Thanks. Bernice. Now I know what I’m having for lunch. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. Bernice says:

      I do hope you enjoy it! And I love the substitutions you made for ingredients you did not have. The cranberries would be awesome and slivered almonds are always a nice touch. I never though of lime but I can see that working too! Enjoy!! πŸ™‚

      1. This was a heavenly dish. I had a huge chicken breast in the fridge and went at it once I’d read your post Yummy. I’ll make this again for my grand kids this summer for lunch. They’ll love it. they like all kinds of food. πŸ™‚

      2. Bernice says:

        I am so glad you enjoyed your version of this recipe! πŸ™‚ Next time I am trying dried cranberries. πŸ™‚

      3. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ That’s how I learned to cook. We never had everything I needed to try a recipe and my mother always suggested a substitute so I could go ahead. πŸ˜€

      4. Bernice says:

        What a wonderful way to learn how to cook!! I love it!

      5. I hated it when I was young but it opened up lots of possibilities where you’re never afraid to mess up. You probably won’t. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      6. Bernice says:

        This is so true! πŸ™‚

  2. Wild Billy says:

    Sounds delicious thank you!

    1. Bernice says:

      Your welcome! I hope you enjoy it if you make the dish. πŸ™‚

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