Skip to Content

Copycat Trader Joe’s Curried Chicken Salad

Copycat Trader Joe’s White Chicken Deli Salad – an easy lunch recipe that’s healthier than traditional chicken salad.

Curried Chicken Salad - a healthier version of classic chicken salad - perfect for lunches!

Ohmygeeerd!

Holy braciole, this stuff is good!

Do you ever wish you could just eat other people’s food? I mean…I do. Can we talk about it?

Periodically, I go through spurts of time that I get a little womp womp over my cooking steez, and need to take breaks to replenish the ol’ creativity tank.

Recipe Development Burnout doesn’t happen to me frequently, but I when it does, I look to other bloggers, cookbooks, and/or restaurants to fuel my inspiration. Enter: copycat recipes. Enter: Trader Joe’s. Enter: the best chicken salad you will ever eat.

Curried Chicken Salad - a healthier version of classic chicken salad - perfect for lunches!

 

Whenever I go to Trader Joe’s, I make a beeline for their Curried White Chicken Deli Salad. I’d be lying if I said I don’t scarf the whole container in one sitting each and every time. It just goes down that easy. The last time I mowed through my coveted salad, I inspected the carton for ingredients and it dawned on me that I should 200% make that stuff at home. And so I did. And so I have a new obsession.

Curried Chicken Salad - a healthier version of classic chicken salad - perfect for lunches!

 

Chicken, raisins, carrots, green onion, and cashews make up this salad. I used a combo of yogurt and mayo for the dressing to lighten it up a bit and keep things real fresco.

If you want to be a genius, you’ll quadruple the recipe because there’s just no way it will last the night. The next time I make this, I’m going to shred the chicken so that the salad is easier to stick on bread for a chicken salad sandwich. If you’re looking for a quick and easy lunch recipe that you can prepare ahead of time and take to work, you just found it!

This times infinity.

Curried Chicken Salad - a healthier version of classic chicken salad - perfect for lunches!

Copycat Trader Joe’s Curried Chicken Salad

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

If you've tried Trader Joe's curried chicken salad, you can attest to its deliciousness! This copy cat recipe will get you there!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot of water and bring it to a full boil. Add the raw chicken breasts and reduce heat slightly. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes (depending on thickness of chicken), or until chicken is cooked through. Place chicken on a cutting board, chop into cubes, and allow it to cool.
  2. Whisk together the yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, and curry powder until well-combined.
  3. Add the green onion, cashews, raisins, and grated carrot to a large mixing bowl, along with the cooled chopped chicken. Pour the curry dressing over everything and mix well until everything is coated.
  4. Eat in abundance!
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 g
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

 

Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce - a refined-sugar free, easy recipe that can be made in just 30 minutes!
Previous
Maple Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
Colcannon (a.k.a. Irish Mashed Potatoes with Kale) - a delicious side dish for St. Patrick's Day! | theroastedroot.net
Next
Colcannon (Irish Mashed Potatoes)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe