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Apples with Curried Chicken Salad

This January at ATOP we’ve been focused on recipes to help us reset after all of the holiday splurging. It’s important to fill our plates with tons of flavor and plenty of color as we work back to our normal eating habits. To prime the pump, we first posted Walnut Crusted Chicken with Colorful Slaw and later, my recipe for Mediterranean Whitefish.

Today, I am beyond excited to tell you about a recipe I created last week for Apples with Curried Chicken Salad. When I tell you I could not stay out of this, it’s exactly what I mean. Luckily this recipe is for 4 people because I kept going back again and again for just one more bite!

To cut carbs and calories in January, I’ve been skipping the bread whenever possible. I was at the market and noticed apples the size of softballs and an idea started brewing. I used apples cut orbitally several years ago to create Apple Crostini, one of my favorite appetizer recipes, especially for a large group, when it dawned on me, why not cut those apples a little thicker and replace the bread for an open-faced sandwich?

I had a rotisserie chicken in the refrigerator so it didn’t take long to whip up this delightful chicken salad and have dinner on the table.

When using apples cut this way, you can leave the core intact and just pull out any seeds or you can use a small cookie cutter to cut the core out of each apple slice. If you do this, you will want something as a foundation on top of the apple so the chicken salad does not fall through the middle of each slice. You can see from the photos that I used lettuce leaves, they give a pop of green which is always nice!

Let me know what you think and please tell me your favorite go-to January recipes, in the comments below.

Apples with Curried Chicken Salad

1-2 large apples or 2-3 medium apples, I prefer, Envy,
Honeycrisp, or Cosmic Crisp

Green lettuce leaves

2 cups of chicken, cooked and cut into cubes

¼ cup chopped pecans

¼ cup golden raisins

2 tablespoons red onion, diced

¼ cup Mayonnaise

¼ cup plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon of each curry powder, and turmeric

½ teaspoon of each onion powder, and garlic powder

Dash of cayenne

Slice apples orbitally to create 4-8 ¼ inch thick
slices.  Remove seeds and core if desired.  Place apples on a serving platter and top
with lettuce leaves.  Cut any remaining
apple pieces into checks about ½ inch in size.

Prepare the chicken salad by mixing the mayonnaise,
yogurt, and seasonings in the bottom of a medium-sized bowl.  Add chicken, apple chunks, pecans, onions,
and raisins, and mix well.  Top each
apple slice with 1/3 to ½ cup chicken salad and serve at once.

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2 Replies to “Apples with Curried Chicken Salad”

  1. Lorie! Fabulous idea! And exactly what I need to make today! 🍎 🍏❣️


    1. Thanks, Charlene!
      Let me know how you like it!!
      Hope to see you soon!


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Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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