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Lunch Table: Cashew Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Monday, September 10, 2012 at 10:09 AM - Posted by Megan - (16) comments

September is a time for new beginnings. And whether you’re going back to school or settling into a fall schedule, nothing helps you power through the day like a delicious, energy-packed lunch.

So what to make when you’re brown-bagging it? It’s easy to get stuck in the same boring weekday routine, but my friends at Food Network aim to change that. They’ve invited me to be part of today’s Communal Table lunch party, where members of the online food community share recipes for midday mealtime inspiration.
 
 
My lunch table contribution is a simple, satisfying sandwich recipe that tastes sophisticated, yet is easy to put together on busy mornings (or the night before). This chicken salad’s high protein content will help combat mid-afternoon slumps, while hearty cashews, curry powder and sweet-tart grapes deliver a dynamic flavor and texture punch.

Since this recipe was adapted from Cooking Light, it’s a wholesome option for school lunch boxes too! Kids are sure to love the combination of crunchy nuts and juicy grapes—plus, the curry is subtle enough that it won’t overwhelm picky little palates.

Dig into the recipe at the bottom of this post, and check out the below links for more fantastic lunch ideas from around the web. Want to join the party? Get in the conversation and share your favorite recipes on Twitter by using hashtag #pullupachair (@FoodNetwork @ThisGirlCanEat).
 

Tidy Mom: Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Peanut Butter Cookies
Made by Michelle: Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Chez Us: Healthy Tuna Salad
And Love It Too: Healthy Lunchbox 2012: The Ultimate Collection
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Back to School Roasted Chicken Legs
Bacon and Souffle: Gruyere Grilled Cheese With Apple Salad
Zaika Zabardast: Fresh Corn Cakes With Black Bean Salad Tossed in Cumin Vinaigrette
This Girl Can Eat: Cashew Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Spicy-Korean “Ramen” Noodle Soup
Haute Apple Pie: Edamame Hummus
Feed Me Phoebe: Deviled Egg Salad Sandwiches
Creative Culinary: Margarita Watermelon
Big Girls Small Kitchen: Swiss Chard Turnovers With Parmesan and Pistachios

 

Cashew Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches (serves 2)
adapted from Cooking Light

  • 1/4 cup lowfat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted cashews
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onions
  • 2 whole wheat rolls or hamburger buns (or whole wheat sliced bread for kids)
  • 2 cups red or green seedless grapes, halved
  • Black pepper and salt to taste
  • Lettuce and tomato (optional)
  •  
    Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until well blended. Add chicken, celery, cashews, and green onions; stir well. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve chicken salad on rolls and garnish with lettuce and tomato (optional).

    Happy lunching!

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    16 Responses to “Lunch Table: Cashew Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches”

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    2. Thank you everyone! The recipe was great on it's own, but I love apples, grapes or raisins in my chicken salad. The juicy grapes really added something special. If you make it, let me know what you think! :)

    3. Thank you everyone! The recipe was great on it's own, but I love apples, grapes or raisins in my chicken salad. The juicy grapes really added something special. If you make it, let me know what you think! :)

    4. Thank you everyone! The recipe was great on it's own, but I love apples, grapes or raisins in my chicken salad. The juicy grapes really added something special. If you make it, let me know what you think! :)

    5. that looks amazing! seems fairly simple to make too.

      Jack Shute
    6. I love curry in chicken salad! this looks delicious!

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    8. I have a recipe for chicken salad that includes curry and grapes and I love it…the addition of cashews would only make this mix even better. Love it.

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    10. I love curry and the combination of crunchy nuts and juicy grapes really appeals to me in this chicken salad.

      Jeanette Fu Chen
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