My local market has a curried chicken salad among their prepared foods which I love and buy often. This is an expensive habit so I decided it was time to try to make it myself. It was unanimously voted a success in our two-person house.
curried chicken salad
– the meat from one rotisserie chicken, cut into pieces that are good for a fork
– three stalks of celery, sliced into nice half moons (maybe less, I like celery a lot and tend to overdo it)
– Vegenaise (I realize one could use mayo but I think the salad tastes really great with this stuff)
– peas, frozen are fine, warm up and cool down again
– cashews, unsalted, slightly toasted
– lemon juice, just a squirt
– curry powder, something mild and bright yellow
– garlic (I skipped this because we, gasp, didn’t have any in the house)
I mixed together some Vegenaise and curry powder, the put everything else into a big bowl and mixed the curry mixture into it. Squeeze a little lemon on top and mix in. I estimated all amounts, maybe half a cup of peas and half a cup of cashews? I used about a third of a jar of the Vegenaise and probably a few teaspoons of curry powder.
Vegenaise was something that was new to me, and I was surprised to find it at a regular big box type store. I learned from reading the site that it’s always in the refrigerated section, and in this case it was over near the natural foods, in the case with egg substitutes and meatless chicken nuggets.