This Whole30 Chicken Salad is loaded with flavor. This is one of the BEST quick go to meals for the run or if you’re meal planning. It is Whole30 compliant, but you wouldn’t guess it, since it is just so delicious! Inspired by a local bakery, this recipe uses simple ingredients to make this chicken salad and balance the flavors of sweet, salty, and savory. You can serve this recipe on a green salad, in a hallowed out tomato or avocado, or just by itself. Curry Chicken salad is perfect for lunch, dinner or to bring to a potluck or brunch. This recipe is so good you will not miss the bread to put it on!
Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad Recipe
Whether you are new to Whole30 or a seasoned pro, this recipe needs to be on your go to list! I eat it mostly for lunch, but it makes a quick and easy meal anytime you have the craving. I even brought it on an airplane once!
This Whole 30 Curry Chicken Salad was inspired by a sandwich served in a quaint little cafe called Shayna’s in downtown Wickford, RI. This is a must on your list to stop by if you find yourself up in RI, get the Traveler and you’ll see why I couldn’t stop thinking about it and had to recreate it for myself!
How to Serve Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad
This chicken salad can range from very to easy to a little more elaborate depending on your time frame. I am going to list some of my favorite ways of serving this chicken salad below.
Whole30 Chicken Salad Serving Ideas
- As a wrap using lettuce leaves. My favorite lettuce is romaine, or butter leaf for wraps
- On salad greens- I prefer mixed greens, spinach, and kale
- In a hallowed out tomato, bell pepper, or avocado
- On top of a cooked sweet potato
- By itself with fresh vegetables and fruit
- Make a celery boat
- On top of thinly sliced apple
- Make veggie “chips” thinly slice cucumber, zucchini, or carrots
- On top of zucchini slices
You can pick one or a couple of these. Or, if you are feeding a crowd you can set up a bunch of different options for your guests to pick from. If you have any Whole30 ways of serving that I have missed, please comment below, I love to try new ideas from readers!
How to Make Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad
This Curry Chicken Salad recipe is simple and should come together quickly for you. I will walk you through some tips and tricks on the recipe with a little detail to answer any questions you may have.
There is a FULL printable recipe at the bottom of this post for you.
Q: Can I use other cuts of chicken for this chicken salad?
A: Yes, you can use any cubed or shredded chicken that you prefer. I like to prepare it in big batches and freeze it so I have it on hand when I get the hankering, and you can also use rotisserie chicken to make it easy.
Q: Is mayo Whole30 compliant?
A: You will need to use a mayo that is prepared with a whole30 compliant oil or make it from scratch. I like the mayo from Thrive Market really well which is compliant. Make sure to refer to the Whole30 website or book for all of the requirements of the diet.
Q: Curry isn’t my favorite flavor. Can I use other seasonings instead?
A: This recipe is designed to perfectly balance with the curry flavor. If you prefer other flavors, you can try my Ranch Chicken Salad, Fajita Chicken Salad, Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad, Greek Chicken Salad, or Buffalo Ranch Chicken Salad which are all also Whole30 Compliant.
Q: How to I store the leftovers from the Curry Chicken Salad?
A: This curry chicken salad stores really well! The flavors are sometimes even better the next day. You can place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Mix well before serving.
Q: I am not on the Whole30 diet. Are there any modifications to make it “regular?”
A: This recipe is tried and true whether or not you are on any special diet. You can see some of my “non-whole30” serving suggestions on my original Curry Chicken Salad post though!
Q: Do you have other Whole30 Recipes?
Me and my girlfriends devoured this the day I made it. We even took it on the airplane as a snack for one of our girl trips. I really hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!
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Whole30 Curry Chicken Salad
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cooked and cubed or shredded
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1 golden delicious apple diced
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup almond slivers
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Combine the mayonnaise with the curry powder, salt and pepper and mix well.
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, green onions, raisins, apples, and almonds. Pour the dressing over top and stir until evenly combined.
- Serve chilled. Enjoy!
- You can use chicken tenderloins or other cuts of meat in lieu of chicken breast. You can also use rotisserie chicken for easier serving.
- To make this a "true" whole 30 recipes, use whole 30 friendly mayonnaise.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Dietary ConsiderationsThis recipe is gluten and dairy free. Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe. I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation. ©2018 The Pinning Mama- Recipe found at: https://www.thepinningmama.com/greek-yogurt-chicken-salad/ For more great easy dinner inspiration, sign up for our emails here!
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)