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Healthy Curry Chicken Salad With Grapes {Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich}

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches stacked on parchment paper.

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches stacked on parchment paper.

This recipe for Healthy Curry Chicken Salad With Grapes swaps the mayo for plain Greek yogurt. Put a healthy spin on those Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches!

Is there anything that plain Greek yogurt can’t do?

Ever since I realized I could swap sour cream for this good stuff, I’ve been using it in so many things. I plop it onto my tacos, I use it in dips—I even make salad dressings with it. It adds the perfect amount of creaminess while cutting down on fat and giving you a hefty punch of protein. Admittedly, there are some instances where we need to allow ourselves a good mayo splurge. (You’ll never see me make the swap on a burger or in an egg salad sandwich, lol.) But when I can—which is often enough—I opt for Greek yogurt.

Naturally, it works perfectly in this curry chicken salad with grapes :)

Side by side shot of bowl of ingredients separated and bowl of ingredients mixed together.

Curry Chicken Salad spread out on a sliced of bread.

Healthy Curry Chicken Salad With Grapes.

I’m absolutely smitten with the flavors in this one: warming curry and toasted almonds with a sweet burst of fresh red grapes… it’s some kind of magic. The first time I ever had a chicken salad with almonds and grapes was in my beginning blog days, when I posted this recipe inspired by a Pampered Chef party I’d been to. (So much mayo.) It was delicious, but I wanted to put a different spin on it. Something a little more heart-healthy and wholesome.

I ate a lot of this curry chicken salad when I made it, I’m not gonna lie. But I defended every spoonful with the fact that there’s nothing bad in it. (And I’m pregnant, so like, leave me alone.) Pair it with some good whole grain bread or throw it over greens to make a salad, and enjoy!

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches stacked on parchment paper.

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Healthy Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich
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Healthy Curry Chicken Salad With Grapes {Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich}

This recipe for Healthy Curry Chicken Salad With Grapes swaps the mayo for plain Greek yogurt. Put a healthy spin on those Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches!

Course Lunch
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword Chicken, easy, healthy, heart-healthy, lunch, poultry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 -4 servings
Author Dana Sandonato

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup sliced/quartered red grapes You can use green grapes as well.
  • 1 cup toasted slivered almonds (One 2 oz packet) *See notes.
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 TBSP plain Greek yogurt More if desired.
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/8 tsp kosher or sea salt; more to taste if needed
  • A few cracks of black pepper

Instructions

Chicken.

  1. If you're cooking your chicken as opposed to using already-cooked chicken you had kickin' around, pre-heat your oven to 375º F. To yield two cups of uncooked chicken, you want to have about 8-9 oz of boneless skinless chicken. You can use breasts or thighs; I used thighs in this recipe.

  2. Place the chicken onto a baking sheet and lightly brush the chicken with olive oil; lightly season with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake the chicken for about 25 minutes or until the thickest part of the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165º F and the juices run clear. When done, set aside to slightly cool. Once cooled, roughly chop the chicken and add it to a large bowl. Set aside.

Chicken Salad.

  1. While the chicken is cooking or cooling, you can prep your other ingredients. Place the celery, grapes, toasted almonds, and scallions into the same bowl as the chicken.

  2. Add the Greek yogurt, curry powder, salt, and pepper. With a large spoon or spatula, fold all of the ingredients together until everything is mixed well. Taste, and season with salt and pepper as you see fit. If you need more creaminess, go ahead and add a little more Greek yogurt until you have the consistency you're looking for. (After all, it's not mayo ;) )

  3. Serve as a sandwich with whole grain bread or over greens for a salad.

Recipe Notes

If you've already got cooked chicken kickin' around, shave 25 minutes off of the recipe time.

Feel free to make this recipe in advance. When the salad sits in the fridge for a few hours, the flavors become even more prominent. This salad keeps in the fridge for about 3 days.

This recipe can provide 2-4 servings, depending on your portion size.

*Toasted almonds: to toast almonds, place the almonds into a dry pan. Place the pan over medium-low heat and toast the almonds until they are golden in color and start to become noticeably aromatic. Shake the pan/stir occasionally to prevent burning.

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15 Comments

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    Debra
    January 28, 2019 at 9:43 pm Love all the add ins in this chicken salad recipe. I'm all about texture so I'm drooling over those almonds and grapes. Plus, I adore curry. I'll probably wrap mine in some bibb lettuce, but hubby would devour a sammie just like you pictured!

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    Donna
    January 28, 2019 at 7:06 pm I love everything curry, especially if it is combined with chicken and can be put in a sandwich. We loved this so much my 6 and 4 year olds have requested to have it in their lunchboxes tomorrow :)

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    Traci
    January 28, 2019 at 5:32 pm Oh girl, I fell in love with curry chicken salad with grapes years ago when I ran a fancy deli here in wine country...that salad flew off the shelves! I've been meaning to get my recipe up, and you can bet I'll be trying yours...cuz I know it gonna slayyy!! We can compare notes ;)

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    Trish
    January 28, 2019 at 5:07 pm Ooooh this sounds PERFECT! There was a little cafe that I used to go to that had a chicken salad sandwich with grapes that was soooo good. It was a lot like this one and I'm so happy to find a recipe that's similar! Thank you!

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    Annissa
    January 28, 2019 at 10:37 am Who needs bread for this salad? I'm diving in with a spoon! I love the ingredient combination--protein with the chicken, a little creamy yogurt, crunchy nuts, a little spiciness, and a little sweet surprise with the grapes. Something for everyone!

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    Stef
    January 28, 2019 at 9:33 am Wait.. what?? You can use Greek yogurt instead of mayo. This is life changing! It never occurred to me to do that and I'm not really a mayo fan. So excited to try this!

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    Marisa Franca
    January 28, 2019 at 7:59 am This recipe comes just in time. We bought a rotisserie chicken yesterday and used part of it for soup. We now have enough to make this delicious looking chicken salad. We have all of the ingredients so it'll be a cup of soup and half a sandwich for lunch. YAY!!

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    Carmy
    January 27, 2019 at 7:27 pm I love this healthy twist on chicken salad! I was always thrown off by the name chicken salad because I thought "salad" would mean it'd be healthy but then I found out how much mayo is used... oh my haha. I love your sub with yogurt and the addition of curry to it! What a delicious mix.

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    Tina
    January 27, 2019 at 11:45 am I love curry chicken salad, its such a perfect marriage of ingredients. Yours looks amazing, really love the addition of nuts and grapes. Chicken salad is one of my favorite batch cooking items to make. When I make chicken for dinner, I double the chicken I cook and make chicken salad with the extra. I take it to work for lunch. Saving your recipe, going to try it, thanks so much!

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    Annemarie
    January 27, 2019 at 10:40 am Oooh, I LOVE curried chicken salad! This would be perfect with leftover roasted chicken, which I happen to have in my fridge right now. :) Perfect timing. Add in the toasted almonds, the crunch of the celery, and the sweetness of the grapes this is definitely lunch calling my name.

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    Charlotte
    January 25, 2019 at 1:20 pm I made this earlier in the week and I can't get enough of it! I'm making more for lunches next week. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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    Lisa Lotts
    January 24, 2019 at 2:12 pm Curried chicken salad sounds so good to me right now. Probably because it's lunch time and your photos are so gorgeous -- I just want to reach through the screen and grab half of your sandwich. But since you're pregnant and all, I'll let you (and the baby) have it. That said, I'll definitely need to make a batch for us -- love those sweet pops of grapes in here -- and the lightened up greek yogurt. That's a great way to layer the flavors!

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    Gloria
    January 22, 2019 at 5:14 pm Oh man, this sandwich looks fantastic. A long time ago, I had a chicken and grape crepe, and I remember I LOVED that combination. This is perfect for lunch or dinner. I need to give this a try this weekend.

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