Curried Chicken and Rice Salad

My Favourite Salads

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2175_3This is a great way of using left over roast or rotisserie chicken. If you don’t have any left overs then you’ll need three boneless, skinless, breasts. You can boil or stir fry the chicken in a hot wok for about 5 minutes until no longer pink. I always cook one or two cups brown basmati rice and store it in the fridge for salads or stir-fries.

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2179On the day I made this salad I had a lot of left over Emirates dates from baking, so I used dates. You can use any other dried fruits like sultanas or apricots or even figs. I prefer grape tomatoes for salads. They have a sweet taste and also double as a garnish. Don’t you love pretty looking salads? I love everything pretty.

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2181_2We had this salad, warm, for lunch. If you’d rather have it cold, suit your palate. I wish you a lovely week. Our summer is super cool, but I love it.

  • Ingredients
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes or finely chopped fresh chillies
  • 1 cup frozen garden peas
  • 1 small red bell pepper (capsicum), julienned
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (add salt when boiling the rice)
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped dried fruit, (dates, sultanas (golden raisins) or apricots)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) or other herbs

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2726Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2729Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium heat, add onions and garlic and sauté until soft.

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2731Stir in curry powder, turmeric and chillies (if using) and stir for about 1 minute.

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2734Add peas, pepper and chicken and stir and fry.

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2737 until thoroughly coated with spices and heated through. Season.

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2745Combine pea mixture with rice, grape tomatoes, dates, and cilantro.

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad myfavouritepastime.com_2746 Serve warm or chill and serve later.here.

Curried Chicken and Rice Salad

Preparation time: 30 minutes; Cooking time: 10 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes or finely chopped fresh chillies
  • 1 cup frozen garden peas
  • 1 small red bell pepper (capsicum), julienned
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice (add salt when boiling the rice)
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped dried fruit, (dates, sultanas (golden raisins) or apricots)
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) or other herbs

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan or skillet over medium heat, add onions and garlic and sauté until soft. Stir in curry powder, turmeric and chillies (if using) and stir for about 1 minute. Add peas, pepper and chicken and stir and fry until thoroughly coated with spices and heated through. Season.
  2. Combine pea mixture with rice, grape tomatoes, dates, and cilantro. Serve warm or chill and serve later.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I’m glad the photos make you want to cook! that’s the whole point of this blog. Enjoy Sunday!
      liz

  1. I agree that pretty looking salads are the BEST!! This one looks sooooo good now I’m hungry lol. I’ve never been very adventurous where food is concerned but this recipe sounds so tasty I may have to give it a go! Thanks Liz

  2. I always knew there would be a solution to the left over chicken when I buy one of those rotisserie ones! Interesting recipe, I like curry, and for a minute there I thought I spotted olives but then I read the recipe again and it’s dates or other dried fruit. Good one on me! LOL. I think this could become a favorite. It sounds very easy to make and I can almost get a scent of the spices just thinking about it. Mmmmm,, mmm!

    1. Hi there Sandy,
      We are only three so every time I buy a rotisserie there’s always that annoying quarter lurking about the kitchen. We usually use it for different recipes, but sometimes I chuck it in the freezer. Sandy it took my friend 30 years to develop a taste for Olives so you never know you might one day like them (LOL). Have a good one!
      liz

  3. This is such a pretty salad like you said. I love pretty things, too, Liz. But I also love curry so this salad looks wonderful to me. All the ingredients look so flavorful! I am going to have to try this.

    1. Hi there Shari,
      Thanks so much for complimenting and all the kind words. I hope you’ll find time to try it, sometime. Enjoy the rest of the week!
      Liz

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