Curry Chicken Salad

Curry Chicken Salad
 
While I am not a vegetarian, about 90% of the meals I eat throughout the week are. But I still have fish and chicken on occasion. I don't believe that there is any one size fits all diet out there. What works for me won't work for everyone. I find that I function well on mostly plant based foods the majority of the time. But I will reach a point where my body begins to crave meat and fish. I believe my body knows what it needs so I listen. If I eat meat I always make it organic, humanely raised, grass fed, etc... And when I eat chicken this is one of my favorite dishes to prepare. Even if you haven't been a big fan of curry in the past I guarantee you will like this dish. Perfect for picnics, lunch, and large get togethers.
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Ingredients
  • 4 Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Mango chopped
  • ½ Red Onion Chopped
  • ¼ cup of dried Currants
  • ⅓ cup of Cashews
  • 1 Cup of Plain Yogurt
  • ½ Cup of Mayonnaise (or a Mayo alternative)
  • 5 tsp of Curry powder
  • 1 tsp of Ginger powder
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp of Honey (or Agave)
  • Hearts of Romaine (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook Chicken Breasts by poaching them in a pot of boiling water with some sea salt. Reduce to a simmer until Chicken Breasts are cooked through. Remove and let cool.
  2. Once Chicken Breasts have cooled shred them into bite size pieces.
  3. Combine shredded Chicken, chopped Mango, chopped Red Onion, Currants, and Cashews into a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together Yogurt, Mayonnaise, Curry, Ginger, Lime, and Honey.
  5. Combine dressing with chicken mixture.
  6. Optional: Serve in Romaine Hearts
Notes
In Chinese medicine Chicken is a huge Qi and Blood booster. Which means it is very nourishing for the body and will provide you with extra energy. It also enhances your essences, which is the life force of the body. And from a Western perspective we know that Chicken is a great source of protein. Watch your serving size though, 3 oz is all you need.


Curry is an amazing healing herb and spice. Just a little bit of this powder helps to regulate blood sugar and manage cholesterol. There are also tons os studies to support Curry's role as an anticancer agent. Curry reduces inflammation of the joints and helps to treat arthritis. It can also be used to prevent diseases such as Alzheimers.


In addition to being delicious, Mango’s help to prevent a variety of cancers, regulate hormones, and lower cholesterol. They also happen to be very high in iron making them great for anyone with iron deficiency anemia.