Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chicken-Apple Curry Salad

Wish I new who took this blurry picture. I would sure give them credit here, because I think it is hilariously funny!
Hi friends!  HEADS UP...can you believe it's August already?

Are you asking yourself,"Where has summer gone?"  We headed to the beach a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed an amazing family reunion in Oceanside, California.  After lots of sand, surf, and way too much sun, I must admit I have lost track of time!  Before we know it the kiddos will be back in school again, geez.  
 

We have been busy unpacking, washing and catching up in the yard, getting ready for company next week.  I will post pictures of the beach and our gang soon.  In the meantime I tried Chicken-Apple Curry Salad  I hope you like it.  It's very low fat, crunchy and cool, making it easy to serve on a hot August night.  I added a bed of romaine, some tomatoes and a strawberry on top, and called it good!

Icy lemon-water is the only addition you will need with this salad. 

Chicken-Apple Curry Salad

  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium apple, finely chopped
  • 1 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves (I used Smucker's no added sugar)
  • 1-2 tablespoons curry powder (go easy, here, adding curry to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
 In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients.  Add the yogurt, preserves, curry, mustard, salt and pepper; toss to coat.  Serve on lettuce leaves.  Makes 4 servings.

Hope you are having a blast this summer too!

15 comments:

  1. HI! Happy August! Great to see a post from you! I've missed you! Sending hugs from hot and steamy Nebraska :)

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  2. Well, phooey. I just lost my comment. I'll try again.

    We love chicken salad here, and I have an apple curry one that I make. This is different, and I love the addition of the apricot preserves. I need to try this soon, before Miss Whimsy heads back to college. Chicken salad is one of her ultimate favorites.

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  3. Yum... look at all of those delicious ingredients! Pretty strawberries on top and I say it looks good too!

    Looking forward to the pics to come : )

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  4. What yummy salad!....and an hilarious photo!
    Oceanside California - my great uncle was the longtime mayor there, way back when...

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  5. UMmm. Looks delicious. I love curried chicken salad. Cool is best on these hot summer days.

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  6. That photo is completely hilarious and a bit disturbing too. ha! Sounds like busy but fun times. Enjoy! It all goes way too fast. Best wishes, Tammy

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  7. That is the funniest photo ever! I share your feelings about the summer flying by. In just a few weeks school will be starting again. This salad looks fantastic. I bookmarked it and put the ingredients on my grocery list. Can't wait to try it.

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  8. Well, that is about the weirdest recipe I've ever heard of! (of course, this coming from someone who tries to bake her crockpot)
    I would never have thought of this one and it looks so absolutely delicious that I'm trying it tomorrow for dinner!!!!
    Yum!

    Look forward to seeing a sunburned Gnee!

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  9. Hey Gnee, This is Joshua McKinney, from your comm 130 class! I was wondering what your maccro lens is. You really get some pics with it! I hope all is going well in your new place!

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  10. That is a funny pic..it is such a busy summer..can't wait to see the pics! ;D.

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  11. Ok, that photo is really amazing! It spooked me for a second. With a costume, you could make that into a great Halloween photo. How fun! Your salad looks fabulous! Wow, your Pinterest is amazing! You are having too much fun this summer.

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  12. This recipe looks really good! I'm going to have to try it! Pat http://patspinkapron.blogspot.com

    Please come see my site!

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  13. Uhm..........darlin'................
    I'm missin' ya and it's almost September already!

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  14. Sigh... it's September. Miss this blog!

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