Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad With Curry Dressing

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This is one of the most fun and best tasting salads that I have had in a while!

The original recipe for this salad came from a restaurant here in Scottsdale that has unfortunately since closed.  It was called Estate House.

This chopped salad features the grilled chicken that I posted right before this salad post.  I flavored the marinade for the chicken with the same Thai Kitchen Green Curry Paste that is in this salad dressing.

I only use a small amount of the dressing mixed in with each serving of salad, that way it is part of the background and doesn’t dominate all of the nice flavors of the other ingredients.

In addition to the chicken, this salad has grapes, dried apricots, fresh apple, raisins, roasted and salted Marcona almonds (I absolutely love these almonds! I had never had them before using them in this salad), garbanzo beans and a little bit of dried mint.  This chopped salad is served on a bed of baby arugula,which is perfect with all of the other flavors.

Be prepared to spend a little bit of time cutting everything  up to a small size.  The first time I made this salad I didn’t cut the chicken small enough and it wasn’t as pretty on the plate because it was out of proportion to the small size of everything else.

I tweaked the dressing from the original recipe because it had a cup of mayonaise which I thought was crazy!  I cut it down to 1/4 of a cup and added 1/2 cup of rice milk because it would have been really thick and not nice and light like my version is.  It also has 1 tablespoon of  plain yogurt which you could easily leave out for it to be dairy free.  Three tablespoons of honey balance out the slight bitterness of the green curry paste.

I hope you make this salad when you get a chance because you are going to love it.

I shared this recipe with Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist, Mouthwatering Monday at A Southern Fairytale, Homemaker Monday at 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven, Hearth And Soul Hop at A Moderate Life, Tuesday Night Supper Club at Fudge Ripple, Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty And Bedlam, Gluten Free Wednesdays at The Gluten Free Homemaker, Real Food Wednesday at Kelly The Kitchen Kop, This Weeks Cravings at Mom’s Crazy Cooking, Tasty Tuesdays at 33 Shades Of Green, Simple Lives Thursday at A Little Bit Of Spain In Iowa, Finer Things Friday at The Finer Things In Life, Everyday Sisters Sharing Sundays at Everyday Sisters

14 Responses to Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad With Curry Dressing
  1. angie
    May 16, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    this sounds awesome love chicken salad and it being grilled sparks my interest come see what I shared

  2. Andrea
    May 17, 2011 | 8:07 am

    Thank you Angie!

  3. Mrs Mix It
    May 17, 2011 | 11:41 am

    I love Chicken Curry salad and this looks delicious!

  4. Shu Han
    May 17, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    Love the sound of a curry dressing! (:

  5. Andrea
    May 17, 2011 | 5:03 pm

    Thank you Mrs Mix It!

  6. Andrea
    May 17, 2011 | 5:04 pm

    Thanks for your comment Shu Han!

  7. Marci Gower
    May 17, 2011 | 7:06 pm

    Fantastic. I wish I could eat the picture!!

  8. kankana
    May 18, 2011 | 3:57 pm

    Never thought of curry dressing but this looks really good :) Thanks for sharing with hearth and soul hop!

  9. Andrea
    May 18, 2011 | 7:13 pm

    Hi Marci! That would be great technology wouldn’t it? (edible photos!)

  10. Andrea
    May 18, 2011 | 7:14 pm

    Thanks for your comment Kankana! This one is nice and light so it really works!

  11. Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum
    May 23, 2011 | 8:28 am

    This salad looks absolutely mouth-watering. Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it out!

  12. Andrea
    May 23, 2011 | 9:05 am

    Thank you so much for your nice comment Tanya!

    May 27, 2011 | 1:35 pm

    I wanted to THANK YOU for coming over and linking up to THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS Week #30 “Summer Salads”, We hope you come back next week for “Memorial Day BBQ Recipes”. Have a great weekend!

  14. Andrea
    May 27, 2011 | 9:57 pm

    Thank you Tina!

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