A healthy chicken salad recipe with grapes, raisins, celery and Greek yogurt. Curry powder adds a unique twist to this sweet and savory healthy homemade chicken salad meal prep!
Curry Chicken Salad with Grapes
Lately we’ve been doing lots of salads during the week. Because they are easy to meal prep ahead of time and are a good way to get in some greens.
Curry chicken salad made its way into my life way back when courtesy of Whole Foods. And it’s not normally something I would think to make but something in me just had to try it and WOAH. That curry flavor is so stinking unique and savory mixed with the sweetness of the grapes… you just need to try it for yourself.
I personally don’t mind mayonnaise in my chicken salad but I will say that Greek yogurt keeps it lean and adds a protein punch and creamy texture to chicken salad that’s hard to beat. So if you’re looking for high protein lunch recipes, Greek yogurt is the perfect addition or replacement for mayo.
I’m also super pumped that this recipe has clean wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about eating and feeding to your babes.
Healthy chicken salad recipe is less than 10 ingredients and assembled in just 10 minutes!
Celery, bell pepper, onion, parsley
I love how eating a salad mid-day makes me feel. Often I’ll top a bed of greens with deli meat or hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, and some creamy cheese, avocado, or walnuts with a side of simple vinaigrette dressing. But homemade chicken salad really ups the salad game!
You guys know I’m constantly searching for ways to reinvent the traditional, of course making it healthier most of the time to keep my taste buds happy. So if something doesn’t taste good to me, I will not eat it.
Sometimes it’s a battle for me that my foodie self can be somewhat of a snob but I truly believe all food should have that yummo factor.
This Curried Chicken Salad with Grapes has a fruity yet savory bite and it sure does spice up our lunch time salad routine. Because it’s the curry powder that gives the chicken salad a unique flavor twist making this healthy chicken salad savory and sweet!
Do you have picky taste buds too? If so, I’d love to know that I’m not the only chicken salad snob out there 🙂 Because food should not only be good for you but taste good too, right?!
How to make curry chicken salad with grapes?
This creamy curry chicken salad is another one of those one-and-done type of recipes because all you need is your favorite mixing bowl! So check out how easy it is to make this homemade chicken salad.
Grab your favorite mixing bowl and all ingredients for this curry chicken salad with grapes – don’t forget the curry powder!
Mix first 3 ingredients together – the Greek yogurt, curry powder, and maple syrup. I suggest mixing the “wet” ingredients together first to get the curry powder fully incorporated into the yogurt so that you can lightly toss in the shredded chicken and veggies.
Add shredded chicken to your mixing bowl and coat it in that yummy, creamy curry sauce.
Celery, bell pepper, onion, and parsley are the main crunch factors of this recipe and the final addition to your mixing bowl.
Dive into this sweet and savory healthy homemade chicken salad that will for sure be your new chicken salad obsession.
Ways to serve curry chicken salad with grapes?
One thing I love so much about chicken salad is the different ways I can enjoy it – on greens, on a croissant or between two slices of my favorite sandwich bread. Because I’m a huge fan of variety!
Greens. If you like to keep things low carb, serve this curry chicken salad up in a lettuce wrap or over greens. And feel free to omit the maple syrup. We love it for the balance it provides in this recipe but it’s not necessary. Or if you’re just trying to get more veggies in, like most of us are, this is a great way to enjoy any chicken salad recipe.
Croissant. My all time fave way to enjoy chicken salad is stuffed into a flaky buttery croissant, YES LAWD! Give me allll of the croissants please 🙂
Sandwich bread. No croissants on hand? No problem! Snuggle this homemade chicken salad between two slices of bread and it’ll be just as good. The secret is in the chicken salad because it’s just such a huge flavor bomb!
So do you have any different ways you like to enjoy chicken salad? I love and always welcome new ideas and inspo so leave me a comment so we can chat healthy chicken salad recipes 🙂
Meal prep tips for healthy chicken salad!
If there’s another thing I love more than the different ways to enjoy chicken salad, it’s the fact of how easy it is to make ahead to have on hand for the week! So get ready to add this to your meal prep list 🙂
Lunch. Prep this creamy dreamy recipe over the weekend for a grab-and-go lunch for yourself or the kiddos. A perfectly light yet filling recipe that’s protein and veggie forward! SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK! Protein AND veggie packed?? Yes, mama! Serve one of the ways mentioned above or enjoy it by the fork-full which is highly encouraged 🙂
Dinner. This recipe works dinner meal prep too because, if your schedule is anything like ours, spring is B-U-S-Y with school, sports, errands, cooking, cleaning and all other day to day mom duties. So go ahead and do yourself a favor and set aside 10 minutes to prep this curry chicken salad recipe with grapes to streamline your dinners! You deserve it, mama. Less time in the kitchen = more time with the fam!
Tip: store this curry chicken salad with grapes in an airtight glass container to keep fresh in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Then just grab and go!
Also I’m super interested in your favorite healthy chicken salad recipe flavor combos! I’m thinking a chicken salad week is on the horizon for the blog but I need some inspo for flavor combos.
So what are some of your favorite ingredients to enjoy in chicken salad? Leave a comment below!
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Curry Chicken Salad recipe with grapes, raisins, celery and Greek yogurt. Curry powder adds a twist to this sweet and savory healthy homemade chicken salad.
- ½ cup whole milk Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 cups cooked shredded chicken
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup diced celery
- ½ cup diced red bell pepper
- ¼ cup diced red onion
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- 1 cup red grapes, sliced
- In a large bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, curry powder and maple syrup.
- Gently stir in the shredded chicken to coat the meat in Greek yogurt mixture.
- Add celery, bell pepper, onion, parsley and grapes and toss to incorporate into chicken salad.
- Enjoy curry chicken salad on a bed of greens or in a wrap or sandwich.
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Salad
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1/4th recipe
- Calories: 201
- Sugar: 10g
- Sodium: 55mg
- Fat: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 29g
- Cholesterol: 101mg
Keywords: curry chicken salad with grapes, homemade chicken salad, healthy chicken salad recipe
Hi I’m Kristina LaRue, RD (registered dietitian nutritionist), Peloton addict and mama to two active and hungry boys. On Love & Zest, you’ll find healthy-ish recipes that fuel the whole family. I’m all about veggie-filled breakfast, meal prep recipes, healthier sweets, and easy weeknight dinners made in the Instant Pot or sheet pan.
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