Curry Chicken Salad For Two

Curry Chicken Salad

When I was in living in LA it was a weekend ritual to stop by Urth Caffe, not for celebrity-spotting (although it was always amusing), but for their delicious curry chicken salad.  I love this unique twist to another classic…

When I first made this for him, he couldn’t stop talking about it.  What a wonderful boyfriend for always making a big deal out of the most simple recipes!  That was a year ago.  So I can definitely take a hint when he’s practically walking around the apartment carrying a Vegas-like neon sign that’s flashing “I want curry chicken salad!”

I love the versatility of this dish because you can make it into a sandwich, a wrap or  you can bypass the carbs and toss it with some field greens.  I also make it a day in advance in order for all the flavors to become more cohesive.  My rendition of the curry chicken salad is a small portion for two since leftovers are not conducive to our tiny urban refrigerator!
Curry Preparation


1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
1 bartlett or anjou pear, peeled and diced
1/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp curry powder
salt & pepper
  1. In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise and curry powder.  Add chicken, pears and cranberries.  Mix thoroughly (don’t be shy, get in there with your hands!).  Season with salt & pepper.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.

7 Responses to “Curry Chicken Salad For Two”

  • Kor Says:

    Wow, this one is looks really good. Im going to have to make this and claim it as my own. =o) j/k.

  • Chloe (No Sugar and Spice) Says:

    This looks amazing, and I’ve been wanting to experiment more with curry flavors. Can’t wait to try it out!

  • Dhale Says:

    Thanks for coming by! Hope you enjoyed the curry chicken. It’s one of my favorite memories from California :)

  • loulou Says:

    Dhale, thanks for the recipe. It looks mouthwatering! I love spices and curry is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

  • Dhale Says:

    @Loulou: This recipe is so flexible with all the wonderful things you can add to it. Chloe from No Sugar and Spice added pomegranate to her version. Hope you enjoy this dish and would love to hear all about it :)

  • Christina Herz Says:

    I served this recipe for our the main meal last saturday. The whole family adored it, most definitely I’ll be cooking it regularly from now on, it really is wonderful to get innovative ideas for tasty recipes and easy to understand ways to prepare them. Appreciate your giving some.

  • Dhale @ Culinary Musings Says:

    @Christina: I’m so glad your family enjoyed this! And thank you for dropping by and leaving me a note :) I love food blogs because there’s so many wonderful ideas out there and I’m glad you found inspiration in one of my recipes!

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