2010-07-22

Heather's Curried Chicken Salad

Some explanation before I get started with this uncommon post. Last month I had the honor of dropping in on a photography workshop for food bloggers, Food and Light, put on by my good friend Jen Yu as well as Diane Cu and Todd Porter from WhiteOnRiceCouple.com and Helen Dujardin from Tartelette. All wonderful people who take beautiful photographs of, among other things, food. So, in honor ( or maybe fallout ) of that I present you with Heather's chicken salad. We love to make a bit of extra grilled chicken in the summer and use the leftovers to make this salad.

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After the chicken has cooled, chop it into bite-size cubes.

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Cut some grapes in half, K helped us out for this one.

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Mix the grapes with chopped green onion and chopped celery.

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The dressing is something that Heather found on epicurious.com for their Curried Chicken Salad.

Curry, Ginger, Salt and Pepper

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Finally, mix the chicken and dressing in with the grapes and chill. Heather and I enjoy it alone, in a tortilla, or on crackers for dinner on hot summer nights.

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Heather's Curried Chicken Salad
Salad
4-5 cups diced chicken
1/4 cup sliced green onion
2-3 cups red grapes sliced in half
1-3 stalks celery diced

Dressing from Epicurious.com
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup plain yogurt
5 teaspoons curry powder
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper