Celebrate the start of spring with my colorful and nutritious Curried Chicken Salad!
This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
Now that winter is coming to an end, I’m excited that spring is starting to peek its head around the corner. That means that I’m ready to start transitioning from hearty, stick-to-your-ribs comfort foods to lighter, healthier dishes. Spring is always my favorite time of year for cooking. I’m always inspired when vibrant, green spring vegetables like artichokes, peas, and asparagus suddenly replace the winter root vegetables at the market.
My Curried Chicken Salad is the perfect light spring dish. It has a mixture of savory and sweet flavors and plenty of ingredients to add color and crunch. It’s delicious on a sandwich or as a salad topper piled on a bed of crisp, spring greens.
The main ingredient that forms the base of the sauce for my Curried Chicken Salad is Greek yogurt. I like to use FAGE Total 2% plain Greek yogurt. FAGE Greek yogurt is one of my favorite ingredients to use in the kitchen, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Its distinctive rich taste and creamy texture make it amenable to a wide range of culinary applications. Made with only milk and live active cultures, this all-natural Greek yogurt is rich in protein and is also an excellent source of calcium.
My Curried Chicken Salad is a great way to use up leftover chicken that you have in your fridge or you can use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. The tangy yogurt works really well with the savory curry powder in this dish. And to balance out the spices and add a touch of sweetness, I also stir a little mango chutney into the sauce. To add texture and color to the salad, I mix in a bunch of nutritious ingredients including red grapes, celery, scallions, and almonds. Feel free to mix it up and add your own favorite ingredients. Chopped apple, dried cranberries or raisins would work well. And instead of almonds, you could try cashews, pecans or walnuts.
What are some other ways I like to enjoy FAGE Total 2%? It’s definitely a staple in my house anytime of day! For breakfast I enjoy it topped with fresh fruit or in a delicious smoothie like my Tropical Sunshine Smoothies.
I also use FAGE Greek yogurt to make a delicious, creamy sauce for many of my dinner dishes like my Salmon Burgers with Dill Yogurt Sauce.
I also use it to make an easy Tzatziki sauce for my Greek Zucchini Fritters.
And of course, who can forget dessert? For dessert I like to keep it simple with a yogurt bowl like these Healthy Greek Yogurt Bowls. FAGE Total 2% topped with fresh fruit, nuts and dark chocolate shavings is my idea of a perfect way to end the day!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy FAGE Total Greek yogurt? Check out FAGE’s site HERE to get inspired by some recipe ideas!
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Curried Chicken Salad
- ½ cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons mango chutney
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 3 cups cooked, shredded or diced chicken breast
- ¾ cup halved red grapes
- 1/3 cup chopped scallions
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup chopped celery
- 1 head butter lettuce
- Mix the yogurt, mayonnaise, curry powder, chutney, and lemon juice together in a large bowl. Season the mixture with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Stir in the chicken, grapes, scallions, almonds and celery. Serve on a bed of lettuce or use to make sandwiches.
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