Recipe by LEGALPEACH
"My mother Joyce, who my children call 'Mimi,' is a great Southern cook and has many legendary recipes. This is one of her crowd pleasers. She's been making this very traditional 'lady-like' chicken salad for as long as I can remember. It's best the day after making, and is colorful and fragrant and perfect for a summer supper -- or a ladies' luncheon!"
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boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
2 1/2 cups
slivered almonds, toasted
seedless green grapes, halved
1 (8 ounce) can
sliced water chestnuts
1 (20 ounce) can
pineapple chunks, thoroughly drained
paprika, for garnish
I gave this recipe a 5 star rating because of quite a few modifications. Without modifications, it gets a 2. First, this makes a ton so half the recipe. From there, add a teaspoon of paprika along with listed ingredients. Add at least 1 tablespoon of honey, more if you like. Add about 1 teaspoon of yellow mustard, and instead of almonds, add a Tablespoon of poppy seeds. Oh yeah, double the curry. I did not add pinapple, but i've had chicken salad that way and really liked it. With these changes it will be yummy, but it is even better the next day as it says in the recipe. The curry flavor is more pronounced the next day.
This recipe makes a TON - I halved everything, and it still made a lot. Not sure why I didn't just love it - I love each and every ingredient in it, but they just didn't seem to go together well. Maybe it was the dressing. I love curried chicken salad at restaurants, too, but this wasn't quite the recipe I thought it would be. I even used fresh pineapple to make it extra special. I let it sit overnight, and the chicken ended up 'pasty' - the problem got even worse the day after that. Maybe the soy sauce and mayonnaise caused the chicken to break down?? I think I will keep looking.
I made this for a baby shower and everyone absolutely raved about it. I did not change a single ingredient (except for using red grapes instead of green) and think this is the way I will make curried chicken salad from now on. I make curried chicken salad every summer and have tried many different recipes but this is by far my favorite!
I really wanted to like this, because I like curry and chicken together, but it was just average and a little bland. It was missing something - salt or some additional spice. I didn't include the celery or pineapple because I don't like them in salads.
Incredible! My kids devoured this quicker than a candy bar! I used fresh pineapple and used the shell as a serving dish (fancy presentation & easy clean up!) I used walnuts as I did not have almonds on hand and it was awesome! I served it with fresh crescent rolls from the bakery so everyone could make their own sandwich. Can't wait to make this for a party! I am addicted! THANK YOU FOR A GREAT RECIPE!!!
Excellent recipe. Did add a bit of honey as suggested. Used red, green and black grapes and bedded it on greens in a trifle bowl. Looked very pretty. cookiegirl
I thought that this was very good. I think it needs more curry and pineapple though.
I love this salad! I have made it several times, and it is one of my new favorites! Its a beautiful presentation and is sure to please.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mimi's Curried Hawaiian Chicken Salad
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 411
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