Just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this delicious Mango Curried Chicken Salad!
Made with cashews, fresh or dried mango, celery, honey mustard and mayo (or Greek yogurt) + curry powder.
Start with a rotisserie chicken to save time.
You can use leftover chicken or pick up a rotisserie chicken and shred that baby.
What I love about using a rotisserie chicken is the juice that comes with it. I like to add a tablespoon or two of that juice (or gel if using a cold rotisserie chicken) into the chicken salad. It’s not required but I think adds some extra moisture and flavor.
Any flavor rotisserie chicken works! You can get an unseasoned chicken, traditional seasoning or lemon pepper. These flavors all blend well with the sweet honey mustard and curry spices.
Not a fan of mayo?
No problem. You can 100% substitute plain Greek Yogurt for the mayo.
Use fresh or dried mango.
I use dried mango because it’s easy to work with and stores well. And OK, I don’t like to chop when I don’t have to.
However, fresh mango is delicious and adds moisture so you may want to put in the extra work and go that route. Or if you’re lucky, you may find pre-packaged freshly chopped mango at the store, if the season is right.
If using dried mango, you can typically find it in the aisle where you’d find raisins, dried cranberries, etc.
Serve on a bagel, wrap or croissant.
Choose a seasoned bagel if you want some extra flavor. This curried chicken salad is also delicious on a croissant! Or any sandwich bread of your choice.
Love a good wrap? Go ahead and wrap this up. Again, any flavor wrap works.
My personal favorite things to pair with this chicken salad are: everything bagels, croissants, or healthy nut bread.
Go low carb.
Cutting carbs? You can leave off the breading completely and serve this chicken salad over top of a salad or on a rib of romaine lettuce instead of making this into a sandwich.
You can also try making homemade bagels. My easy baked bagels are lower carb than traditional bagels and can be made gluten free.
Love chicken salad?
Check out my cranberry walnut chicken salad recipe also super easy and made with rotisserie chicken.
This Mango Curried Chicken Salad recipe, made with rotisserie chicken and cashews, was featured on South Your Mouth!