Curried Cashew Chicken Salad

Curried Cashew Chicken Salad

Curried Cashew Chicken Salad combines rotisserie chicken, crunchy cashews and spicy curry dressing, with the refreshing sweetness of juicy red grapes. Easy to make. Slightly exotic in flavor. A fun salad for a special (or everyday) lunch. Remember to Share or Comment if you like this post.

Curried Cashew Chicken Salad – Complementary Flavors

Fruit in chicken salad was not something I was fond of in the past. Savory flavors have always been my preference. On my culinary journey, however, I’ve come to appreciate complementary flavors. In this case, the heat of the curry and the sweetness of the grapes. Another great example, is a touch of saltiness, when combined with chocolate. Or creamy coleslaw balancing out a savory barbecued pork sandwich. The magic is in the two distinct flavors tasting better together.

Experiment when you get the chance. Try combining different textures and flavors. You may also find that opposites attract!

Curried Chicken Salad

Serving Size: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (I recommended Hellmann's light)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 11/2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups cooked chicken (from rotisserie chicken), cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grapes (seedless, halved)
  • 3 scallions/green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)


  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, curry powder, honey and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Add chicken to dressing, along with cashews, celery, grapes and scallions; toss well. Taste, adjust seasoning and add pinch of cayenne pepper if desired.


Adapted from Yummly recipe

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