Sunday, November 7, 2010

Curried Chicken Salad

(inspired by this Martha Stewart recipe)
2 T. Lemon Juice
1 T. Minced Shallot
1 tsp. Raw Honey*
2 tsp. Curry Powder (I like Target's Archer Farms Organic Curry Powder)
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. Black Pepepr
2 T. EV Olive Oil
1 T. Coconut Oil (should be liquid, so melt if needed)

3/4lb Shredded Chicken (use the chicken from your Homemade Chicken Stock or buy a rotisserie)
1/2 Apple, chopped small and thin
1/8 cup Currants
2 T. thinly sliced mint
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread almonds on a rimmed baking sheet; toast in oven until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 7 minutes. Let cool; coarsely chop nuts.
  2. Whisk together honey, shallot, curry powder, salt, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Season with pepper. Whisking constantly, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream; whisk until dressing is emulsified. Add chicken, currants, apple, mint, and nuts; toss well. Garnish with mint.

*I use honey on occasion, but if you don't...leave it out. Or, substitute fresh orange juice and zest for the lemon ad honey. 


Trixie said...

Looks great! I assume this is one serving?

jencereghino said...

Hi Trixie!

I used 3/4lb (12oz) of chicken in this recipe, so it fed the two of us. Depending on your serving sizes, it could feed 2-4; we eat about 12oz of protein per meal.

On a side note: Most recipes seem to use 3-4oz of meat as a "serving", which I will follow if we're entertaining or if I'm serving a lot of other sides. Otherwise, I adjust it to meet our consumption needs. :)

How's Paleo eating going for you? Is your husband onboard? Mine is finally totally into it! He's seen the positive results and is getting all kinds of compliments. He's always been lean and looked really good, but now his skin is more supple and he's leaned out like crazy...LOVE it!

I hope all is well!

Trixie said...

Hi Jen!
You're such a sweetheart! To be honest, I'm pretty board with meals as of late. Nothing is really thrilling me I hate to say it. I find myself looking at other peoples websites that are creative with food and wanting to try their recipes..some not being so paleo..:(

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