Curried Chicken and Apple Salad

Salads never need to be boring, especially when you top them with your favorite flavor combinations. Curried chicken and apple make a great combo.

Curried Chicken and Apple Salad

Sometime last year, I was experimenting with some Indian ingredients. It’s not a cuisine that I’m super-duper familiar with, but my cookbook editor has urged me to learn some more. I tried out an Indian faster food restaurant nearby and loved it!

That gave me courage to experiment and explore a little bit.

I love curry and knew that it would pair well with chicken. I wanted a salad; I love salad with fruit.  So, I did some research to see what fruits are native to India: apples, grapes/raisins, and cashews are all found there. Cool deal.

Out of that research, this Curried Chicken and Apple Salad was born. My husband was skeptical the first time I made it, but he’s now a believer. You will be, too.

One of my favorite things about this salad is that it is dairy- and grain-free, making it perfect for the Whole 30.

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  1. Looks amazing!

  2. My husband would love this all wrapped up in a tortilla for a work lunch. He’s not into ‘meal salads’, they take too long to eat at work.

  3. Finally got around to making this for lunch today. I used cooked chicken and mixed the spices with the dressing. Substituted romaine lettuce for the greens and apricots for the raisins. No green onions or cilantro 🙁 they would have been great. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Ashley Elliott says:

    Hi Jessica,
    This looks really good and I want to try it! I just have a question: Are “chicken tenders” the same thing as chicken breasts? Are they something you get from the frozen section or the regular meat section? I’m kinda new to the whole cooking thing… Thanks!!!

    • Yes, chicken tenders are just this thin narrow piece that is usually cut off the breast. You can buy chicken tenders or you can buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts — both work well in this recipe. Good question!

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