Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes and Cashews Recipe


Succulent oven roasted chicken, juicy red grapes, crunchy cashews and celery dressed in a delicately spiced curry dressing. This is a welcome change from ordinary chicken salad, which is all too often dry and bland. Serve it for a fall picnic while the weather's still warm or over greens for a light dinner.

Recipe Facts



Active: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 3 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (or 3 cups cooked chopped chicken)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (recommended: Hellmann's)

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup salted cashews

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 cup seedless grapes, halved

  • 3 scallions, finely sliced

  • Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Arrange chicken breasts skin-side up on baking sheet. Coat with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with kosher salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 35-40 minutes, or until done. Let cool.

  3. In the meantime, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, curry powder, honey and salt in a medium bowl.

  4. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and pull meat off bones. Cut into small bite-sized pieces. Add chicken to dressing, along with cashews, celery, grapes and scallions; toss well. Taste, adjust seasoning and add pinch of cayenne pepper if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
533 Calories
35g Fat
23g Carbs
32g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 533
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1222mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 569mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)