Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday Do-Little Dinners: Curried Chicken Salad

It's Tuesday--do you have enough easy dinner recipes for the rest of the week? Normally I like a hot dinner (unless it's July and 90 degrees outside, of course); I'm not a big fan of sandwiches. But sometimes a cold supper is inevitable (even if it's not summer). And instead of resorting to the true bottom of the barrel--good old PB & J--throw together this tasty chicken salad instead. With a side of sweet potato fries and a pickle--or any handy fresh vegetable or fruit--it's a perfectly respectable dinner when you're short on time and long on kids. It's great stuffed into wheat tortillas or soft flatbread for a wrap, but slap it onto some regular bread and that does the trick too. Feel free to substitute apple or peach for the nectarine, white onion or scallions for the red onion, raisins for the dried cranberries. You get the idea.

Spicy Curried Chicken Salad Wraps
4-6 servings

2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or in chunks (confession: I used canned white-meat chicken)
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tsp. curry powder
1/4 cup slivered red onion
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped walnut pieces
1 small nectarine, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
lettuce leaves
wheat tortillas or soft flatbreads

Mix the curry powder into the mayonnaise. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine all other ingredients. Add the curried mayonnaise and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Layer lettuce leaves onto tortillas or bread; top with scoops of chicken salad. Wrap tightly and serve.

2 comments:

Mnmom said...

Thanks! I'm making baked chicken tonight so I'll have lots of leftovers to use. Check out my web site for my latest recipe.

Shan said...

I will for sure! Yum, chicken salad with "real" chicken as opposed to canned. ;) Much better I'm sure!