Tuesday, April 13, 2010

curry chicken salad

Last night, in an attempt to make a healthy but hearty lunch for myself, I decided to try making curry chicken salad... and boy was I successful!! -- Make it with light mayonnaise and throw it on top of some lettuce, and it's a pretty healthy lunch option...

{note: this is not my photo... but it looked this good!!}

Here's how I did it:

1 package chicken breast strips - about 0.8 pounds
1 Gala Apple {substitute for celery - I'm not a fan of celery}
1/2 medium Red Onion {1/4 if you don't like that much onion}
1/3 Package Craisins {dried cranberries}
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2-3 heaping tablespoons of Light Mayonnaise
about 1 tbsp Curry Powder - to taste

Preheat oven to 375°. Coat a glass baking dish {I used 8x8} with a little Olive Oil. Place chicken breast strips in baking dish and season with a little Olive Oil, salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of curry powder. Bake chicken for 25 minutes.

While chicken is baking, dice up the red onion and apple, throw into a large mixing bowl. Add Craisins and almonds. Once chicken is done and cooled a bit, dice the chicken into bite-sized cubes and throw into the mixing bowl. Add the mayo and curry powder and mix ingredients together with a large spoon. Serve on salad greens, or for a heartier meal on multigrain bread {that's how the boyfriend eats it}.

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Anyone else out there have some healthy recipes to share?


  1. YUM!
    okay so last night i just made this yummy Tuna Melt... (do you like Tuna?)
    anywho....ok so make your tuna, minimal mayo...i added some graded carrots...mustard, onion, salt and pepper...then toast a piece of bread or even better i used one side of a sandwich thing (only 50 calories) toast it...put on the tuna... slice of tomato, bell pepper, and some cheese (i got some reduced fat stuff) and then broil it for a bit till the cheese is melted and golden...it was so so good!!! like im gonna make me one here soon. and so high in protein!!!! so good!

  2. Oooh this sounds so lush! Will definitely try it out! Thanks :)

  3. KRISSA - YES I love tuna, and that sounds FANTASTIC!!! Thanks girl!!