Tropical Curried Chicken Salad

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This is a great fresh, tropical salad for brunch or light meal. The mixture of exotic fruits, curry, and a touch of honey make this a salad to remember. This will make about 4 servings.


  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ⅛ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup peeled, cubed mango
  • ½ cup peeled, cubed papaya
  • 4 lettuce leaves, washed and patted dry


  • Medium saucepan
  • Medium non-reactive bowl


  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add chicken, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  3. Remove chicken and let cool. Cut into ½ inch pieces. Set aside.
  4. Combine yogurt, fresh lime juice, honey, curry powder, vanilla extract, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  5. Add mango, papaya, and cooled chicken. Toss to combine.
  6. Place lettuce on serving plates. Spoon salad onto lettuce leaves.
Re: Tropical Curried Chicken Salad

Re: Tropical Curried Chicken Salad

This curried chicken salad is delicious. I make it when I am preparing chicken soup. Instead of buying chicken breasts, I buy a whole chicken. After an hour in boiling water I remove all the good meat and after it cools I use it for this chicken salad.

It is the chicken that keeps on giving.

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Re: Tropical Curried Chicken Salad

Today I wanted something different. I found this recipe and had all the ingredients but mango. So I gave it a try and instead of mango I used a whole papaya and it was great. The tropical chicken salad was simple to make and tasted sweet and creamy. It was an unexpected delight.