Curry Chicken Salad

Lunchtime is probably the biggest pain in the butt meal time for me when it comes to eating Paleo.  I know exactly what I want for breakfast and that’s easy, and I usually put on my Chef Boyardee hat for dinner.  But for lunch, I just want something that is easy (preferably already finished), cold and delicious.  Typically I eat leftovers for lunch, but that doesn’t always work out when you live with Forrest, if you catch my drift.

Enter cold curry chicken salad.  I love curry chicken salad.  There is a sugar & gluten infested version at Whole Foods that I hold a serious torch in my heart for, and that inspired me to create my own version.  This keeps in the fridge really well, so it’s a great thing to make at the beginning of the week and then reach for all week long.



3-4 cooked chicken breasts (I like mine grilled – I like the charred flavor)

1/2 red onion, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (or 1 roasted red pepper, chopped)

1 & 1/2 extremely ripe avocados (you need them to be soft enough to mash)

2 celery stalks, chopped

Handful of slivered almonds

Handful of raisins

1 – 1.5 T curry powder (depending on how hot you want it)

1 tsp ginger

1 tsp turmeric

1/2 lemon (to squeeze over the salad)

Salt & Pepper


DIRECTIONS:  Get to chopping.  Throw on some Adele, Glee Soundtrack, whatever you have to do to get all of your chicken and veggies all chopped up and into a bowl.  Add the almonds and raisins to the bowl.  Mash your avocados in a separate bowl.  Judge me if you want, but I used my fingers.

Food rainbow

Add your avocado, spices & lemon juice to the chopped up medley in your large bowl.  Add some salt and pepper to taste.  Make sure everything is gooooood and mixed in there.  I added some extra raisins, almonds & cilantro on top for garnish!

Enjoy all week – super easy!

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  1. Giselle Fonseca says:

    Made this today and it was an absolute hit! I was introduced to your page through my bf, who used to go to CFSB and I will most definitely be trying out more of your recipes. 🙂

    • admin says:

      Thanks so much Giselle! Glad you enjoyed it – seriously nothing gets me going like a cold chicken salad that last multiple days.

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