Easy Summer Salads: Curry Chicken Salad Recipe

The Curry Chicken Salad Recipe Post was originally published in February 2016 and updated in July 2020.

Curry Chicken Salad by Alabama Food + Lifestyle blogger, Heater Brown // My Life Well Loved

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Curry Chicken Salad by Alabama Food + Lifestyle blogger, Heater Brown // My Life Well Loved

Curry chicken salad just might be my love language, seriously! I love curry. And I also love dark meat chicken (thighs specifically). Furthermore, I love feeding my people and making people happy with food. Boom. And the biggest compliment that I got from this meal: Eric asked if he could retain some of the leftovers for lunch the following day. Winning! Check out this delicious recipe and I guarantee you’ll get the same reaction!

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Now, let’s get to that recipe!

Curry Chicken Salad Recipe:

Curry Chicken Salad
  • Package of chicken thighs (about a pound)
  • A small container of Oikos Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Half a cup of light mayonnaise
  • Small can of sliced water chestnuts
  • Half a cup of crushed pistachios
  • Red curry powder (to season chicken with and to add to the dip once ingredients are combined)
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat both sides of chicken thighs with red curry powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until the spices are visible on the meat. Place on a nonstick baking sheet and place in the oven to bake for approximately 30 minutes (or until done).
  3. Remove chicken thighs from the baking sheet and allow it to cool.
  4. While chicken is cooling, place shelled pistachios in a plastic zip-top bag, Cover the Ziploc bag with a hand towel. Pound with a mallet or canned good in your pantry till they are in small pieces.
  5. Dice water chestnuts.
  6. Once cooled, shred or chop the chicken
  7. Combine shredded chicken with mayo and Greek yogurt and stir. Add in additional curry powder and cumin, more garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper to taste.
  8. Stir in pistachios and water chestnuts until well combined.
  9. Place in refrigerator to chill for at least an hour and serve.


Total Calories: 1164

Carbohydrates: 48.6 grams

Fat: 78.6 grams

Protein: 64.4 grams 

Finally, thanks so much to Jamie Mcfaden who contributed this curry chicken salad recipe  to our SB 50 Party! If you want another healthy chicken salad recipe, check out my Avocado & Cilantro Chicken Salad!

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Curry Chicken Salad by Alabama Food + Lifestyle blogger, Heater Brown // My Life Well Loved
Heather Brown helps busy mamas of young littles who are caught in the hustle to find encouragement in their journey to true health, from the inside out, starting with the heart. Read her journey of learning to live a life well-loved HERE!


  1. February 29, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    I have times when I crave chicken salad, too! It’s definitely one of my favorite lunch options! I love your twist with the curry and pistachios. I have these ingredients in my kitchen now, and I’m dying to give it a try! Cue another craving…


    • Heather
      February 29, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      Hi Blair! Me too. I love trying all different kinds. Let me know if you try it out. 🙂

  2. April 29, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    This looks so delicious! Would be a great lunch option!

  3. April 29, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Sounds delicious! I love curried chicken, so this is a must try dip for me! Love the pistachios for the crunch!

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