Have you ever tried Earth Fare’s Mock Chicken Salad from the deli? It’s basically a soy product used to mimic chicken, tossed together with curry, raisins, celery and an eggless mayo-type dressing. It is terribly delicious and I miss it so. There are no Earth Fare’s in Illinois and hence, no mock chicken salad. But that’s ok – I’ll be visiting one soon enough 😉
My longing for their mock chicken salad was the inspiration for this real one. I smothered real chicken in a tangy curry dressing along with apples, celery and pecans. I made it a little on the wet side so I could spoon it over some undressed salad greens. Feel free to set aside some of the dressing if you prefer it a little more on the dry side.
Curry Chicken Salad
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped (or any part of the chicken, 2-3 cups)
1 small apple, chopped
2 large celery stalks, chopped
1 TBS curry powder
1 tsp salt + 1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1/3 cup white wine
-Combine all dressing ingredients until well incorporated.
-Toss chicken, apples and celery with dressing until evenly coated.