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Chicken Curry Salad

Chicken Curry Salad 8.000

Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post

Oct 31, 2012

It begins with a store-bought rotisserie chicken, so this salad comes together fast after a little chopping. At the Source, executive chef Scott Drewno serves it in a sandwich.

Servings: 8

Yield: Makes about 2 pounds of salad

  • One 4-to-5-pound whole rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted or candied walnuts
  • 1 cup diced green apple, such as Granny Smith (from 1 to 2 apples)
  • 1 cup diced celery (from 2 to 3 ribs celery)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion (from about 1/4 onion)
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise, preferably Hellmann’s brand
  • 1 tablespoon mild curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


If the chicken is hot, allow it to cool slightly, then remove and discard the skin. Shred or cut the meat into bite-size pieces and transfer the meat to a large mixing bowl. (Keep the bones for making stock, if desired.) The yield is 5 to 6 cups of meat.

Add the raisins, walnuts, apples, celery and onion to the bowl and toss to combine.

Combine the mayonnaise, curry powder and brown sugar in a medium bowl; fold it into the chicken mixture and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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From Scott Drewno, executive chef at the Source in Northwest Washington.

Tested by Mickey Douglas.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 330

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 22g 34%

Saturated Fat: 4g 20%

Cholesterol: 70mg 23%

Sodium: 230mg 10%

Total Carbohydrates: 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 7g

Protein: 21g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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