Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

Healthy Curry Chicken Salad is loaded with flavor and protein. It’s made with Greek yogurt for a healthier base, packed with celery, red onion, and crushed pistachios for crunch, and dates for a bit of sweetness.

healthy curry chicken salad in bowl with sugar snap peas and carrots next to it.

Why You’ll Love Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

Healthy Curry Chicken Salad is rich in flavor and packed with protein. Each serving provides 33 g protein. This recipe is a great way to mix things up from your standard plain chicken meal prep.

Make this recipe in 15 minutes and you have 4 meals prepped for the week! Meal prep doesn’t have to take hours. I aim to have at least one of my meals be a quick recipe so I don’t feel like I am in the kitchen all day Sunday.

Add Healthy Curry Chicken Salad on top of lettuce, in a pita, or eat it with crackers. There are several ways to enjoy it!

healthy curry chicken salad in pita with sugar snap peas and carrots on plate

Easy Ways to Get Shredded Chicken

There are so many options to easily get shredded chicken:

  • Prepare shredded chicken in a crockpot or pressure cooker.
  • Buy a rotisserie chicken and shred the meat.
  • Shred canned chicken.
  • Buy fully cooked shredded chicken like Trader Joe’s or Del Real Foods

Ingredients

  • Chicken: the main protein source.
  • Greek yogurt: provides protein and makes a healthy base for the dressing.
  • Curry powder: the flavor which contains several anti-inflammatory spices.
  • Celery: adds crunch and full of antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta carotene.
  • Red onion: more crunch and flavor. Rich in B vitamins.
  • Pistachios: provides fiber, antioxidants, potassium, and one of the richest foods in vitamin B6, which plays a role in blood sugar regulation.  
  • Dates: add fiber and sweetness.  

How to Make Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

  1. Chop celery and red onion. Cut dates into small pieces. Place pistachios in a sandwich bag and crush with a meat tenderizer or can.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix Greek yogurt and curry powder.
  3. Add chicken, celery, red onion, pistachios, and dates. Mix all together.
chicken, pistachios, Greek yogurt, curry powder, dates, celery, and red onion in large glass mixing bowl
healthy curry chicken salad ingredients mixed together

Tips

  • Canned chicken works great and makes it super easy to prepare.
  • Eat Healthy Curry Chicken Salad in a pita, on a salad, or with crackers for a satisfying meal.
  • Don’t have chicken? Make this with canned tuna or salmon for an omega-3 rich meal.

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healthy curry chicken salad in bowl with sugar snap peas and carrots next to it.

Healthy Curry Chicken Salad

Healthy Curry Chicken Salad is loaded with flavor and protein. It’s made with Greek yogurt for a healthier base, packed with celery, red onion, and crushed pistachios for crunch, and dates for a bit of sweetness
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course, Protein, Snack
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 4
Calories 233 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup pistachios, shelled
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 lb shredded chicken, cooked

Instructions
 

  • Chop celery and red onion. Cut dates into small pieces. Place pistachios in a sandwich bag and crush with a meat tenderizer or can.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix Greek yogurt and curry powder.
  • Add chicken, celery, red onion, pistachios, and dates. Mix all together. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Canned chicken works great and makes it super easy to prepare.
  • Eat Healthy Curry Chicken Salad in a pita, on a salad, or with crackers for a satisfying meal.
  • Don’t have chicken? Make this with canned tuna or salmon for an omega-3 rich meal.
 
Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy only. This information comes from online calculators. Figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Serving: 223gCalories: 233kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 33gFat: 5.5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gFiber: 2g
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