Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

If you can believe it, I never had chicken salad until I went to culinary school. In my family chicken meant a main course instead of salad unless we added it to Cesar salad. That all changed when we learned an amazing recipe for curry chicken salad sandwiches at culinary school. The flavors and textures in that chicken salad was like nothing I had ever tasted. I was craving it recently so I set about making my variation of the recipe I learned at school!

First, I prepared the chicken for the curry chicken salad sandwiches. I used chicken tenders since they cooked more quickly and were easier to dice small! For loads of flavor, they were generously sprinkled with a gorgeous spice mixture and olive oil. Then they just baked for about 25 minutes!
First, I prepared the chicken for the curry chicken salad sandwiches. I used chicken tenders since they cooked more quickly and were easier to dice small! For loads of flavor, they were generously sprinkled with a gorgeous spice mixture and olive oil. Then they just baked for about 25 minutes!
While the chicken baked and cooled, I prepped the rest of the ingredients for the chicken curry salad sandwiches. Fresh dill, chopped peanuts and celery gave so much flavor and texture to the dish.
While the chicken baked and cooled, I prepped the rest of the ingredients for the chicken curry salad sandwiches. Fresh dill, chopped peanuts and celery were perfect for giving the salad loads of flavor and texture!
Making an easy homemade mayo really gave the curry chicken salad sandwiches that extra special something. All I did was whisk mustard, vinegar and an egg yolk together. Then I kept whisking while I slowly poured in canola oil. Wrapping the bowl in a cold wet towel helped the mayo come together gorgeously. It was so creamy and amazing on its own!
Making an easy homemade mayo really gave the curry chicken salad sandwiches that extra special something. All I did was whisk mustard, vinegar and an egg yolk together. Then I kept whisking while I slowly poured in canola oil. Wrapping the bowl in a cold wet towel helped the mayo come together gorgeously. It was so creamy and amazing on its own!
From there it was just a matter of bringing everything together! I stirred the diced chicken, mayo, dill, celery, peanuts, leftover spice mixture, and lots of curry powder together in my big salad bowl. It had such gorgeous color and smelled incredible right away!
From there it was just a matter of bringing everything together! I stirred the diced chicken, mayo, dill, celery, peanuts, leftover spice mixture, and lots of curry powder together in my big salad bowl. It had such gorgeous color and smelled incredible right away! The key was to let the flavors marry for at least 2 hours though. I actually left mine overnight.

Then I just assembled the curry chicken salad sandwiches! There was so much going on with the salad that I just sandwiched it between two toasty slices of country white bread and called it a day. With potato chips and a pickle it was an incredible lunch! It brought me right back to having my first taste of chicken salad at school and it was a sweet memory. Enjoy!! xoxo

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
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Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 50 mins
 

Classic chicken salad gets a big flavor boost in these amazing, simple curry chicken salad sandwiches using toasty white bread! 

Course: Main Course, Salad
Keyword: Chicken Salad, Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Servings: 6
Calories: 585 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 1.5 pounds chicken tenders boneless, skinless
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • olive oil as needed
FOR THE HOMEMADE MAYO
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 whole egg yolk
  • 1 cup canola oil
FOR ASSEMBLY
  • 2 stalks celery trimmed and diced small
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder
  • sliced sandwich bread as needed
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Lay out the chicken tenders in a single layer on the foil. In a bowl, stir the garlic powder, dried thyme, salt, and pepper together. Generously sprinkle the chicken with the spice mixture, reserving about half of it for the salad. Then drizzle the chicken with a little olive oil on top. Bake the chicken for about 25 to 30 minutes, until cooked through and just slightly golden around the edges. Take it out and let it cool completely.
  2. While the chicken bakes and cools, prepare the homemade mayo. Combine the Dijon, vinegar and egg yolk in a bowl and whisk them together. Wrap the bowl in a cold, wet towel. This helps the mayo emulsify. Slowly pour in the canola oil while continuously whisking until a creamy, thick mayo forms. Set it aside. Take the cooked and cooled chicken and dice it into small, bite sized pieces.
  3. Combine the chicken, the remaining spice mixture, mayo, celery, peanuts, dill and curry powder in a large bowl. Toss it together thoroughly to finish the salad. Cover the bowl and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight. The chicken salad will keep for a couple of days in a sealed container. Toast your favorite sandwich bread and spread a generous amount of the salad in between for an amazing sandwich! I served mine with a pickle and potato chips on the side.
Nutrition Facts
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 585 Calories from Fat 421
% Daily Value*
Fat 46.8g72%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 725mg32%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 15.2g5%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 27.6g55%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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7 thoughts on “Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches”

  1. Omg, this looks so good! I don’t remember the last time I had curry chicken, so I will definitely try this out next week. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend:)

    Yuliannova

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