Zesty Curry Chicken Salad

by Bev Hope

My Zesty Healthy Chicken Salad Favorite–

Curry Chicken Salad has always been one of my favorites because I enjoy the spiciness from the curry as well as its many health benefits. It’s a zesty step up from plain chicken salad that always feels a little more special to me.  It’s got great flexibility whether served for lunch, dinner, a picnic, a holiday potluck, a casual gettogether, or for family leftovers. It can be served in a variety of ways such as in a wrap, in lettuce cups, on an open face sandwich, on a bed of greens, in mini crustless finger sandwiches, in jumbo size buns, or as an appetizer dip with crackers and chips. It’s flexible and adaptable in countless creative ways to serve it.

Perfect Food for Visiting Foreign Dignitaries

I love the rich and varied history of Curry Chicken Salad. It appears to have originated with Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation as a way to feed 350 foreign dignitaries who attended her coronation luncheon on June 2, 1953. I love that it’s a royal fare, but it’s also the perfect makeahead dish for everyday casual fare. If Curry Chicken Salad is the perfect food for 350 foreign dignitaries, it’s the perfect food to eat in every corner of the globe all year round.  It tastes great and is also filled with ingredients that have many health benefits.

Here’s a breakdown of all the ingredients and its benefits:


Studies show that turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help fight many chronic diseases, helps prevent cancer, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s. It can help boost mood, joint health, skin health, gut health, ease aches, and much more.


Although the health benefits of cilantro (or Chinese parsley) are often overlooked, it contains vitamin K, as well as potassium, choline, manganese, and folate. It has detoxifying properties to cleanse and purify the kidneys, lymph system, and kidneys.

Avocado Mayonnaise

The avocado contains potassium, monounsaturated fatty acids, and fiber, as well as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, etc. Avocado mayonnaise helps support heart health, as well as eyes, skin, gums, and joints.


Lemons are a key ingredient that adds citrus notes that balance with the curry.  Studies show that lemons help protect against kidney stones, cancer, and anemia, while offering digestive and heart health benefits, and weight control.

Red Grapes

As you might expect, red grapes, one of the most ancient foods, is packed with benefits. Grapes are loaded with ingredients that help protect against cancer, diabetes, many chronic diseases, and supports heart health.


Scallions are nutrientdense, loaded with vitamin K, Vitamin C and antioxidants, so they help strengthen the immune system. Like other onions, they have anti-cancer benefits, support heart health, help control blood sugar levels, and are good for digestive health.


Celery has lots of benefits from vitamin C, beta carotene, flavonoids and antioxidants. It has many nutritious properties that help reduce inflammation in the digestive tract and support gut health. It is also full of nutrients that support heart health, lower blood pressure, lower bad cholesterol and lower triglycerides


It has lots of benefits, including nutritious properties that lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and lower triglycerides.

Free Range Chicken

Free range chicken is known for its high protein content, the essential building block of life that is essential to the health of our bodies. One free-range chicken breast can supply around 52 percent of the daily protein needs for most people.

Perfect Royal Fare and Casual Fare Enjoyed Worldwide!

This Curry Chicken Salad is everyday fare for our family. It combines zesty, creamy, spicy flavors and textures mixed with nutrientdense proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It’s a perfect royal fare and casual fare recipe that is healthy and delicious and appeals to people worldwide. How can you resist trying it?

Grace Notes

I always choose free range chickens not only for taste benefits but for the health benefits. Free range chickens taste better and are a healthier option because they are free of hormones and antibiotic resistant bacteria that can be present with conventional chicken meat. For a recipe that originated as royal fare, treat yourself like royalty. Choose chicken meat from healthy, happy chickens, the highest quality meat you would serve foreign dignitaries if they were visiting you at your own “palace”. Step it up and feel special whenever you eat Curry Chicken Salad. You deserve it!

Enjoy and Live Well with Zest

Bev xo


Written by Bev Hope


Curry Chicken Salad

  • Author: Bev Hope
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 45 min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 1/2 free range whole chicken – breast and thighs
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro stems
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup avocado mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed organic lemon juice
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced, including the green tops
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup halved seedless organic red grapes
  • Paleo gluten free wraps or Butter lettuce leaves, for serving


  1. Put the half organic free-range chicken (thighs and breast, lemon), cilantro leaves and stems into a skillet or saucepan. Fill with water just to cover the chicken and season generously with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until the chicken is tender and falling from the bones, about 40 to 45 minutes.
  2. Remove the chicken from the poaching liquid and allow to cool. When cool, remove the skin and strip the meat from the bones, discarding the skin and bones. Reserve the meat.
  3. In a bowl, mix together the Avocado mayonnaise, curry, honey, and lemon juice. Stir in scallions, celery, and grapes until combined. Add the cooked chicken meat and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve heaping portions of the salad in butter lettuce leaves or roll in paleo style wraps.
  5. Serve with avocado slices (optional in wrap)



  • You can use ready-made roasted, all-natural free-range chicken to streamline the prep-process.


  • Add turmeric powder from water soluble turmeric supplement capsules to the curry powder to add health benefits from turmeric superfood.

Keywords: Curry, Chicken, Salad

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