Fragrant Curried Chicken Salad

Fragrant Curried Chicken Salad


  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 granny smith apple, diced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 tsp turmeric


  1. Mix all the spices together in a bowl.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Cover each piece of chicken with a pat of butter and sprinkle a bit of turmeric, cayenne, garlic powder, paprika, and cumin on each.
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Turn the pieces over about half way through baking so both sides can get browned.
  6. When cooked, let the chicken cool then shred or cut into chunks.
  7. In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, apple pieces, red onion, and scallions.
  8. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and spice mix.
  9. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the ingredients in the large bowl and mix together.
  10. Refrigerate.

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