Quick, easy, and full of flavorful, anti-inflammatory foods, this healthy curry chicken salad is the perfect way to spice up your weekday lunches. It’s also AIP, Whole30, Paleo, and seriously delicious!
Chicken salad is one of those meals I love, but always forget just how much until summer rolls around. Then I wonder why I don’t make it every single week. Multiple days a week.
It’s just the perfect light summer dish. Delicious, nutrient dense, and quick and easy to prepare.
This curry chicken salad is creamy, a little crunchy and uses a homemade nightshade-free curry powder for bold flavor while still being AIP. It’s also loaded with protein, healthy fats and carbs for a well balanced meal!
Why I love this curry chicken salad.
It’s super versatile
While I personally love this recipe as is, it’s also very versatile, so you can get creative with the ingredients you have on hand. Don’t have fresh grapes? Swap raisins. Use scallions instead of red onion. Not AIP? Use regular curry powder.
It’s loaded with anti-inflammatory Turmeric
Turmeric has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties. It contains curcumin, which fights inflammation, and can even be used as a natural pain reliever!
It’s Naturally Gluten-free and Paleo
No crazy substitutes in this recipe, all the ingredients are naturally gluten-free, and grain-free!
Perfect for meal prepping.
Chicken salad can be prepared well in advance making it the perfect recipe for meal prepping or on-the-go lunches. Because the only thing better than a delicious meal is an already prepared, ready to eat delicious meal!
Here’s what you need to make this delicious chicken salad:
AIP Curry powder
Chicken salad is a fantastic way to use up leftover roasted chicken. But if you don’t have any on hand, you can easily prepare some in the instant pot or on the stove in just a few minutes. If you want to make this a completely no cook dish, canned chicken is another great option!
How to make curry chicken salad:
This recipe is ridiculously easy to make!
First chop your chicken into 1” pieces, along with the celery, grapes, apple and cilantro. Add them to a large bowl along with the coconut cream and spices. Then stir until everything is creamy and combined.
And voila! Your curry chicken salad is ready to enjoy!
How long can you store this recipe?
Chicken salad will last 4-5 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, this recipe won’t freeze well, so plan on enjoying it fresh.
Fun ways to serve curry chicken salad:
- On a bed of spring greens.
- In lettuce or collard green wraps.
- Celery or cucumber boats. This is fun for kids or parties! Scoop the seeds from the middle of a cucumber and fill with chicken salad.
- Served as is, with a side of baked sweet potato fries.