Curry Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts - Heartstone Farm

Curry Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts

By Heartstone Farm Kitchen

The days are slowly getting warmer here in Maine and after a long winter and rainy spring, we're excited to get outside, get some sun on our faces, and enjoy the fresh air. And that means we'll be taking our meals outdoors as well. Backyard barbecues; picnics in the park; and beach lunches with a view - are in our future. This Curry Chicken Salad recipe, made with Heartstone Farm All-Natural Chicken Breast, is perfect for all these occasions. Bring a platter out to the deck and serve alongside your grilled goodies. Or pack up some up in containers, throw them in the cooler, and take them with you wherever the road leads you. You'll be so excited you took the time to pull this easy recipe together. Your friends and family are going to love it.

The Benefits of Poaching Chicken Breast

We like to poach our chicken breast for this recipe and here's why. The slow simmer keeps the chicken nice and tender, and the aromatics it simmers with bring another layer of flavor to what our customers tell us is the best chicken they've ever had. It's also a healthier way of cooking chicken breast since you don't need to add any oil or butter. We even keep the mayonnaise to a minimum - just 1/4 cup is all you need. Added moisture is achieved with some apple cider vinegar and lemon juice which also give the chicken salad a bit of zing. Add in your curry, grapes and walnuts and you've just weaved in warm spice, a pop of sweetness, and a bit of crunchy texture. Each bites delivers a festival of flavors and colors. It's a meal in itself and scrumptious with a salad or piled high on a nice soft roll.

This is another one of those recipes that taste even better the second day so consider making it a day head of whatever adventure you'll be taking your Curry Chicken Salad on.


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