Healthy Curried Chicken Salad Recipe [Sponsored]
My new mission is to find healthy recipes and share them with the world. My first taste of Indian Cuisine was at the Dartmouth Restaurant, Ayur-Shri. I, like many other Americans hear the word spicy and think "hot." I was pleasantly surprised to taste the flavorful spices used in the Indian dishes.
Here is a great bit I read this week from our friends, Boutique Fitness web site:
Turmeric is a popular Indian culinary spice responsible for giving both ballpark mustard and curries their beautiful yellow hue. A member of the ginger family, turmeric has a uniquely pungent and slightly bitter taste. You may have heard it called a ‘superfood’; there’s very good reason for this. Read about it here.
In the mean time, here's a recipe that I found on their site as well and is a delicious way to start using Indian Spices and continuing to eat healthy in preparation for the summer. 71 days and counting!
Recipe: Curried Chicken Salad
- 1 pound of cooked chicken- boned, skinned and cubed. Rotisserie chicken works great.
- 3 ribs of celery, chopped
- 1 granny smith apple, diced
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 6 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 heaping tablespoons curry powder
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve over a large bed of baby greens or in a lettuce wrap. Makes enough for 4. Enjoy!