I know that many of you have never tried chicken curry salad or any dish made with the exotic spice, curry. You’re in for a scrumptious treat. This impressive dish is full of beneficial ingredients. With lean chicken, lots of chopped apples, green peas and raisins, tossed in a light curry dressing, placed a top a bed of pleasing mixed greens you are going to get so healthy! One very generous, main course salad has 332 calories, 8 grams of fat and 9 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. I’m comparing it to Starbucks Chicken Curry salad with 470 calories and 21 grams of fat.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients for Chicken Curry:
1 recipe Skinny Curry dressing, recipe follows
12 ounces chicken breasts (boneless, skinless), cooked & diced
2 cups green apples, diced (unpeeled)
½ cup raisins
¼ cup frozen green peas (defrosted)
Ingredients for Salad:
4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup tomato, chopped
½ cup carrots, shredded
1. Prepare the Skinny Curry Dressing (recipe follows)
2. In large bowl, combine the chicken, apples, raisins, peas, and curry dressing. Toss until well coated.
3. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
4. In large bowl, add all of the salad ingredients and toss with Nancy’s Skinny Ranch Dressing.
5. To assemble the salad -divide the tossed mixed green salad and place among 4 plates.
6. Place the chicken curry salad evenly on top of the mixed greens.
Makes 4 salads
Ingredients for Skinny Curry Dressing:
½ cup Nancy’s Skinny Ranch Dressing (view recipe)
½ cup nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar or sugar substitute
1 tablespoon + ¾ teaspoon curry powder (Madras)
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
2. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
3. Skinny Curry dressing will keep in fridge for 7 days.
Makes 1 cup
Curry powder is a blend of many spices as unique as the person blending them. Most commercial curry powder contains of blend of cayenne, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, cumin, mustard, pepper, and turmeric. The distinct yellow color of curry powder comes from the turmeric.
Researchers have found that turmeric, a spice find in curry powder, is an effective antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
The type of curry powder that you find in the supermarket is available in two main styles: Standard and Madras. Our favorite for this recipe is Madras; it has a sweeter, hotter taste.
Weight Watchers (old points) 7
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 9
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving including dressing:
332 cal, 8g fat, 43g carbs, 29g protein, 6g fiber, 441mg sodium, 31g sugar
|FAT FACTS: 1 Starbucks Chicken Curry Salad
470 cal, 21g fat, 47g carbs, 32g protein, 4g fiber, 890mg sodium, 20g sugar