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Once in a while I enjoy lunch at a local brewery. Despite their menu changing seasonally, my favorite remains a staple. I crave their curried chicken salad often, so tonight I made my own.

Curried Chicken Salad

Curried Chicken Salad

Ingredients:
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 3 stalks celery, 1 c. red seedless grapes, 1 medium apple, 1 c. mayo, 1 heaping Tbs. curry powder, lemon juice, 1 Tbs. mince onions, whole wheat Pitas or whole wheat wraps, lettuce

Directions:
Cook the chicken breast using your favorite method (grill, bake, boil, etc…) and set aside to cool. Mix together mayo, curry and minced onions. Chop celery into small pieces. Core and cube apple, dip in lemon juice. Slice grapes in half and set aside. Mix together curry mayo, chicken, celery, grapes and apples. Open pita or wrap, line with lettuce and scoop in some curried chicken salad.

My notes on this chicken salad:
I my like chicken salad to have large filling chunks in it, chicken salad should not be spreadable (not canned chicken for me). I always use golden delicious apples. Anytime I use curry, I use metal or glass bowl to prepare, store and serve it. Plastic and wooden bowl seem to absorb the curry. I like to slice avocados and add them to my pita. Yum!

Enjoy! Now if only I have a cherry kriek or raspberry lambic…

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