Curry Chicken Salad

mains recipes Mar 24, 2019

Meals that can be whipped up and enjoyed for several days are always my go-to for busy weeks with minimal kitchen time. I’ve had several requests for easy, healthy meal prep recipes, and this might be one of my favorites! Curry chicken salad is the perfect make-ahead solution for a super satisfying lunch or dinner, and this recipe is filled with flavors that are anything but boring!

My chicken salad isn’t only packed full of spice, but it’s also dairy free and loaded with fresh ingredients. I swapped traditional mayonnaise for Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Mayo, which is paleo-friendly, free of canola oil and uses cage-free eggs. Plus, it brings just the creaminess that this recipe needs.

Personally, I love all the goodies in my chicken salad, such as walnuts, apples, celery and raisins. They all add a little interest with great crunch, sweetness and chew. If you don’t have these ingredients on hand, don’t worry. You can absolutely substitute with any nuts, grapes or dried fruits you have on hand and prefer. Or they can be omitted completely!

As for the spices, you can never go wrong with curry and turmeric. I love the flavor of these warm, colorful spices–and not to mention the incredible health benefits they bring to the table. Curcumin is a natural compound found in turmeric, which gives curry powder its signature color. It’s proven to help combat the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, reduce pain and inflammation, promote heart and liver health and might even protect against cancer.

This delicious curry chicken salad can be used in lettuce wraps, added to a bed of greens, used in a sandwich or scooped up with your favorite crackers. Finally, here’s a meal prep recipe that you’ll actually look forward to bringing to work or coming home to after a long day!


 YIELDS4 Servings
 PREP TIME15 mins TOTAL TIME15 mins


  •  2 cups cooked and pulled chicken breasts (can sub rotisserie chicken)
  •  2  celery stocks, finely chopped
  •  1  small apple, chopped
  •  ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  •  ¼ cup raisins
  •  2 tbsp Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
  •  1 tbsp dijon mustard
  •  juice of 1 lemon
  •  4 tbsp fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  •  2 tbsp green onion, chopped
  •  1 tbsp curry powder
  •  1 tsp ground turmeric
  •  ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
  •  ground pepper to taste


In a medium sized bowl, add avocado mayo, mustard, lemon juice, curry powder, turmeric, salt & pepper. Mix until well combined.
Add in the chicken, celery, apple, walnuts, raisins, cilantro and green onion. Stir until fully coated.

*Note* depending on the dryness of your chicken, you may need to add more mayo for moisture. Taste and alter as needed.

Serve in lettuce wraps, on your favorite bread or with crackers. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.


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