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curry chicken salad with apples, grapes, dried apricots, candied walnuts, and celery in a bowl with a side of curry dressing and lettuce leaves

Curry Chicken and Grape Salad

Curry Chicken and Grape Salad with moist chicken, tart apples, juicy grapes, dried fruits, and candied walnuts in a creamy curry dressing. Chockful of flavor and texture, this chicken is fantastic in a sandwich or on crisp lettuce.
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Keyword curried chicken salad with grapes, Curry Chicken Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 273kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes,halved
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup candied pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 head iceberg or green leaf lettuce

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder


  • In a heavy-bottomed pot, place chicken in a single layer and enough water to cover. Add bay leaf, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to barely a simmer. Cover and continue to simmer for about 10 minutes or until chicken reads 165 F at the center. 
  • Remove chicken from liquid and refrigerate until completely cool. Cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, honey, and curry powder until smooth and blended. Chill until ready to use.
  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, apples, celery, grapes, dried apricots, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and green onions. 
  • Add curry-mayo dressing and stir together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Refrigerate for about 1 hour before serving for flavors to meld. Spoon on lettuce leaves to serve.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg