It came to me in a dream…literally. I had a dream last night about curry chicken salad. True story. I can’t remember any other part of the dream, there is no other context. All I recall is the warm, golden glow of curry stained chicken floating in a creamy bath of mayo. In the dream it was a sandwich nestled between 2 pieces of gorgeous, thick, nutty whole grain bread.
I can’t think about anything else, so of course I had to satisfy the craving of my subconscious. I would have made it for breakfast if I didn’t have to teach an early morning yoga class. And just an FYI, remember those brussel sprouts I made for the Thanksgiving side dish post? A word to the wise, those are best consumed no where near taking a yoga class……
Pssst…this would be a delicious & very non-traditional way to re-purpose your leftover turkey!
Dreamy Curry Chicken Salad
1# cooked chicken breast, chopped or pulled
1 cup celery, chopped fine
1/4 cup onion, chopped fine
3/4 tsp orange zest
2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 cup raisins
1/3 cup pecans, chopped rough
2/3 cup mayo (I prefer Hellman’s)
In a medium mixing bowl combine mayo, orange zest, curry powder and turmeric. Add chicken breast, celery, onion, raisins and pecans to mayo mixture.
Serve chilled atop salad greens , in romaine salad “boats” or atop nutty, multi-grain bread like in my dream.