Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

A Fruity Curry Chicken Salad recipe is just the thing to serve up on a warm end-of-summer day.

Fruity Curry Chicken Salad -

So I shared on my summer ice cream post a few weeks ago a funny story about how my family decided to move to the Reno/Tahoe area after friends of ours bought a house and gushed about how wonderful it was up here.  We fell in love with the place too.

Sandy, Lori, Kristen
Our San Diego friends and I shared the same realtor, who found both of us fabulous houses that we are absolutely loving.  That’s my San Diego friend Sandy on the left who discovered our new neighborhood.  Our realtor’s name is Kristen Smith– on the right (and she’s wonderful, just in case you’re ever in the market to move to this area).  She and her family have become good friends of ours.  And I’m mentioning my realtor today because she passed along a recipe to me that she tried out on her family:  Fruity Curry Chicken Salad.  Kristen’s family gobbled it up (her 2 young kids loved it too).  So I decided to try it myself!

Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

This is all of the good stuff it has in it.  I’m sure you can pick and choose and substitute a little bit here and there if all of the ingredients don’t suite your taste.  But I made it as Kristen directed, and it was a major hit in my house too!

Fruity Curry Chicken Salad Recipe -

I served this chicken salad a couple of ways at my house.  The girls in the house ate it over lettuce leaves and ate it as you would lettuce wraps.  The boys preferred to tuck it in between two bread slices and call it a sandwich.  Either way… YUM.  It’s crunchy and fruity, and it has some really nice flavors going on.  Leftovers were great for a couple of days too.

Thank you to Kristen, my amazing realtor, for sharing such a delicious recipe!  It was perfect for a hot summer day, and it will be something I’ll make again and again.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Fruity Curry Chicken Salad


About 2 cups cooked and diced chicken breast
3/4 cup halved red grapes
1/2 cup diced celery
1 medium Golden Delicious apple, diced
1/2 cup chopped, toasted pecans
1/3 cup golden raisins
4 green onions, chopped
3 tablespoons crushed pineapple

3/4 cup mayonnaise (light is okay)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

lettuce leaves (butter lettuce works well) or bread


1. Place salad ingredients in a medium bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Add the dressing to the salad and mix well. Chill until ready to serve (or serve immediately). Scoop onto lettuce leaves for serving. The chicken salad may also be spread between two slices of bread or onto a croissant and served as a sandwich.


*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just make sure you use brands of canned pineapple, mayonnaise and soy sauce that are known to be gluten free. Serve on lettuce leaves or gluten-free bread.


Here are some other Chicken Salad recipes on the blogs that you may enjoy:
Lowfat Chicken Salad with Curry and Apricots by Cookin’ Canuck
Bacon- Gorgonzola Chicken Salad by Picky Palate
Old Fashioned (Tofu) Chicken Salad by FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Poppy Seed Chicken Salad by Salad in a Jar
Honey-Roasted Chicken Salad (Mayo Free) by Iowa Girl Eats

16 Responses to “Fruity Curry Chicken Salad”

  1. postedAug 26, 2013 5:00 AM

    Wow, you have one awesome realtor! She finds your awesome house and recipes. Lucky! Lol!

    What a great salad! It is perfect for the last few weeks of summer and I love anything with some fruit and curry!

  2. postedAug 26, 2013 5:54 AM

    Loving all the sweet and crunchy ingredients in this chicken salad!!

  3. postedAug 26, 2013 6:11 AM

    This recipe is so great! Totally making it.. Love the curry with the chicken and fruit…and the crushed pineapple? SO great!
    Also, such a crazy story about how/why you guys moved! I love it!

  4. postedAug 26, 2013 7:59 AM

    Looks like a simple recipe that sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to try this one. 🙂

  5. postedAug 26, 2013 8:33 AM
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Now, this is my kind of chicken salad! Love the curry and golden raisins!

  6. postedAug 26, 2013 9:19 AM

    Wow, my realtor only gave me a photo, I want recipes!!! Ha!! And I love your shirt, so cute.

    And who doesn’t love a good chicken salad with grapes!!

  7. postedAug 26, 2013 4:02 PM

    Ohmahgosh! LOVE this killer salad recipe, Lori! Be sure to thank Kristen for sharing so you could share with all your readers. This is a must-make-asap recipe. In fact, I think I’ll make it as our salad for this Labor Day weekend. Once again, thank you for sharing! Of course…will pin everywhere!

  8. postedAug 26, 2013 4:05 PM

    Yummy!! I love all the colors, textures and flavors in this salad 🙂

  9. postedAug 26, 2013 4:33 PM

    will yogurt work with this??????? TKS

  10. postedAug 26, 2013 6:12 PM
    Shelly Crawford

    I made this today, WHOA is it good! I doubled the recipe and taking it to the salon for my coworkers this week for lunch. They’re gonna love me!
    Thanks for the great recipe!

    • postedAug 27, 2013 7:00 AM

      awesome! Glad to hear it was a success!

  11. postedAug 27, 2013 6:34 AM
    Maegan @ The BakerMama

    This sounds awesome! I’ve been wanting a way to mix up my chicken salad so I’m definitely going to try this! Love the additions of pineapple and soy sauce!

  12. postedAug 28, 2013 10:32 AM
    Lisa Char

    Wow, this is absolutely delicious!! Thanks for my new favorite chicken salad recipe!

  13. postedMar 31, 2014 9:58 AM

    This recipe is amazing!
    What a great mix- thanks!

  14. postedAug 8, 2014 4:29 PM
    Eleanor T

    I’ve made this SO many times with your recipe- we’re not big mayo fans, so I just sub in Greek yogurt- still works like a charm and so delicious. Thanks for this- it’s part of our regular rotation these days.

  15. postedMar 4, 2016 1:44 PM

    I just made the chicken salad and tasting before chilling I know that it’s going to be good. Mmmm. Mmmm. ????

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