A huge thank you goes out to my sister for arranging the whole day,
coordinating all the times and telling me what food to bring!
I made a Curry Chicken Salad for sandwiches. I originally saw the recipe here, but tweaked it a little to make it my own. Here is my recipe:
Curry Chicken Salad
serves 4-5 full sandwiches or 6 half pitas
1 whole chicken (deboned and skinned) or 5 cups chopped chicken
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. raisins
2 stalks of celery (chopped)
1 apple (I used Gala, skinned and chopped into bite size pieces)
1 c. plain Greek yogurt
1/4 c. olive oil mayo
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. hot madras curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
I used a rotisserie chicken because I was short on time and it was delicious. Also, you can always use 1/2 cup of raisins instead of mixing the two and use a 1 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt or mayo only. You don't have to use both. I was worried it might be a little too sweet from the yogurt, that's why I added the mayo. Also, use your own judgement regarding the dryness/wetness of your salad. You want the ingredients to stick together but not be too dry or wet. Feel free to experiment. Over all, I really liked this salad. I liked the unexpected heat of the curry mixed with the tangy apple and dried cranberries. It ended up being a big hit with everyone at the party. I served it with wheat pitas and spinach.
Try it out and leave me a comment!