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Curry Chicken Salad

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Curry Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is one of my favorite easy meals, and this twist on the classic recipe is absolutely delicious. This curry chicken salad is a great recipe to make in advance for a busy week ahead as a grab and go option.

The almonds in this recipe offer a nutty flavor and add crunch for texture. The green onions, celery, and cilantro add a brightness and freshness, while the lemon adds tang to this flavorful salad. The curry powder and turmeric are such a wonderful combo that really will make your taste buds happy. Curry powder is a blend of a variety of spices, including turmeric, chili powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground ginger and pepper. You can find it in mild, medium or hot strengths. So choose your favorite to use – any of them will work in the recipe.

Believe it or not, this recipe only takes 10 minutes to throw together! I save time by using a precooked rotisserie chicken instead of cooking the chicken myself. But if you have leftover roasted or baked chicken on hand, that will work perfectly, too!

Start by mixing the mayo, lemon juice, curry powder, garlic powder, and turmeric in a large bowl.

Add the cubed chicken, green onion, celery, cilantro and toasted almonds. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Allow the flavors to really come together by refrigerating for at least an hour.

Eat this curry chicken salad as is, or in a butter lettuce wrap for even more crunch.

Curry Chicken Salad

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This flavorful curried chicken salad is perfect for lunch, or meal prepping for the week. This recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and you can save even more time by using precooked rotisserie chicken. 

Calories 278kcal
Fat 15g
Net Carbs 3g
Protein 29g
Serving Size c

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  • πŸ”ͺ Prep 10 mins
  • ❄️ resting time 1 hr
  • ⏱ Total 1 hr 10 mins
  • 🍽 Yield 6 people


6 people


4 steps
  • In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, curry powder, garlic powder, and turmeric.
  • Add cubed chicken, green onion, celery, cilantro and toasted almonds. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour to let flavors meld. 
  • Enjoy! 


Serving suggestion: Serve in butter lettuce wraps and top with fresh cilantro, parsley, or almond slices.

Recipe for flavorful keto-friendly curry chicken salad.

I have many meal prep recipes to help make your life – and busy weeks – easier. I also share lots of chicken recipes, so if you’re a fan of chicken, make sure to check out these chicken recipes here.

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    February 8, 2019 at 5:14 am

    What is the fat per serving please?

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      February 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm


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    February 10, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    How are you cooking the chicken in this recipe?

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      January 13, 2020 at 11:08 pm

      Hi Nancy, I use whatever precooked chicken I have on hand, either rotisserie, grilled, poached or baked.

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    February 11, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    This is so delicious! Thank you!

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      May 5, 2019 at 7:36 am

      Are you using regular mayo or avocado mayo? I thought avocado mayo is the only keto approved.

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        May 7, 2019 at 8:20 pm

        Avocado mayo is a great choice due to healthier oils used, however regular mayonnaise is often used as well.

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    March 4, 2019 at 1:48 am

    What is the serving size like 1/4 cup?

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      January 13, 2020 at 11:02 pm

      Hi Julie, the serving size is 1/2 cup.

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    Michelle Rutherford
    March 12, 2019 at 10:57 am

    5 stars
    These are so delicious! Just one problem. My husband and I are almost two weeks in to the diet and have been following your 30 day meal plan (all delish btw). I’m fine with the portions, but my husband is a big guy and is starving (and whining about it lol) all day long. Is there anything I can do to make him feel fuller without having him overeat? I know your cookbook has snacks and desert, but when is it ok to eat them?

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      January 13, 2020 at 11:02 pm

      Hi Michelle, Great question! I would recommend figuring out his macro range and then eat accordingly. The 30 day meal plan is to help with ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but everyone’s needs are going to be a little different. He can still follow the meal plan and then supplement with snacks, sides or larger portions to meet his macronutrient needs.

      The link to my free Keto Calculator is here https://ketokarma.com/keto-calculator/

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    February 5, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    5 stars
    So so so so delicious! Thank you for this, it’s my new favorite!

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