Curry Chutney Chicken Salad – Cool Summer Salad

With my friends out by the pool,
Trying hard to keep it cool.

Lemonade may quench our thirst,
But our hunger’s at its worst.

What to eat that’s not too heavy,
That will satisfy this bevvy?

Soup too hot.
Lettuce? Not!

Oh! I know the perfect thing.
A cool and sweet and tangy zing.

Cube some chicken, slice some grapes,
Celery and scallions to keep our shapes.

Toss it with a creamy dressing,
Simple stuff – no need for stressing.

A chutney, mayo, yogurt team,
A lemony, peppered, curried dream.

All you need is fork in hand,
But scoops will make this luncheon grand.

Cold and sweet and salty too.
I take it out to feed my crew.

This one I don’t need to sweat,
With sounds of “Yum” my ears are met.


4 chicken breasts,  cooked and cut into chunks/cubes

2 fuji apples, peeled and sliced into thin squares

1 1/2 cups red or black seedless grapes, sliced in half

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 scallions, chopped

1/2 jar Crosse & Blackwell’s Major Grey’s Chutney

1/4 cup plain yogurt

2 T mayonnaise

1 T Dijon mustard

2 T lemon juice

1 T curry powder

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper

1/4 cup almonds, slivered (for garnish)

Tortilla Chips – Scoops, optional

Cook and cube four boneless chicken breasts.  To save on time,  rotisserie chickens from the grocery store are an excellent choice as they are juicy and flavorful.  Place the cubed chicken in a mixing bowl.  Add the grapes, apples, celery and scallions and set in the refrigerator to cool.

In a second mixing bowl, add the yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard, chutney, curry powder, lemon juice, salt and pepper.  Mix well.

Gently toss the chicken mixture with the dressing.  Serve in a lettuce cup or small bowl topped with slivered almonds.  Serves 4-6.

4 thoughts on “Curry Chutney Chicken Salad – Cool Summer Salad

  1. I have had a very similar salad in Dallas before and love it! Never had it so beautifully presented and – a big bonus- with tortilla chips! Yummy!

  2. Any salad with tortilla chips is my kind of salad. However, you don’t need tortilla chips with your delicious combo. Love the presentation…well done as always!

  3. This looks so delicious and flavorful. My qualm about most chicken salads is that they are tooooo bland but this one doesn’t look bland at all. Love it, Sue!

  4. I love the presentation! Looks so flavorful! Nadia is right.
    I really love your post. If you wont mind I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it’s all set, Thanks!

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