Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad

Part of being a (future) dietitian and/or food blogger is accepting the fact that people are going to tell you what they’ve eaten all the time. I can’t even tell you the number of times I’ve received an unsolicited 24-hour food recall from a complete stranger in a social setting– i.e. weddings, bars, etc. Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad | The Slender Student After putting some thought into what motivates people to do this, I’ve come to the conclusion that riddling off one’s daily diet to someone that’s knowledgable in nutrition must be comparable to confessing in church or receiving a free therapy session.

Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad | The Slender Student Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad | The Slender Student Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad | The Slender Student Most of the time, I don’t get much out of these conversations. Don’t get me wrong, I love talking about food and nutrition, but usually I can only respond with a nodding head or some form of empathy or reassurance. Recently, though, I was on the phone with my grandmother (hi Grandma!!!) and she was telling me about a curry dish she was having. I told her that I wasn’t sure if I was “into” curry, despite having a little jar of the dried spice in my kitchen, and she followed by spouting out a few non-traditional ways I could use it.

Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad | The Slender Student Spoiler alert: one of said suggestions was curry chicken salad.

Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad | The Slender Student To keep this chicken salad slender, I nixed the mayo and substituted fat free Greek yogurt. To add some extra pizazz (beyond the curry), I incorporated mango, walnuts, ginger, and cinnamon. If you’ve got raisins, carrots, or grapes on hand, throw those in too!

Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad | The Slender Student Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad
Servings: 7 (2/3 cup each) | Calories per serving: 181
Fat: 6 g (Sat Fat: 1 g) | Carbohydrate: 6 g | Fiber: 1 g| Protein: 24 g

ingredients:

1-1/4 pound baked and diced chicken breast

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup diced mango (from fresh or frozen)

1 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

salt, to taste

 

directions:

1. Place your chopped chicken, walnuts, and mango in a large mixing bowl

2. In a small mixing bowl, mix your Greek yogurt and spices until thoroughly combined

3. Add the yogurt mix to the chicken/walnut/mango mix and fold to incorporate yogurt throughout

4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours before serving

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3 thoughts on “Mango Walnut Curry (No Mayo) Chicken Salad

  1. I have just come across your blog this evening, and I am LOVING it. So many healthy options and they all look so delicious! I’m heading straight to the shops to make this tonight! <3

  2. This recipe looks amazing. I absolutely LOVE cooking with greek yogurt – it’s a great sub for so many things. How do you override the tanginess of it? Whenever I mix curry and greek yogurt, it becomes an overly tang-spicy meal. I can never balance the two. Do you need sweetness to keep it edible?

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