Friday, April 12, 2013

Carol Lawless's Curried Chicken Salad...

Catagory: Main Dish
Difficulty: Medium (lots of chopping--really easy if you use a Rotisserie Chicken)
Sorta Healthy-- has lots of vegetables!

This was one of two salads served at my daughter's fabulous wedding shower put on by Carol Lawless in 2011. As we entered her garden we were treated to a view of 3 tables set up outside with a green arched canopy over all. Glorious roses bloomed pink and red in the garden. Our hostesses' wedding china gleamed on white tablecloths with green linen napkins. The weather was perfect as we sipped lemonade and basked in Carol's beautiful hospitality. The food was a divine gift from heaven.

Most of the time Curried Chicken is rawther sodden. Gloppy. It's delish...but it hits your stomach like a ton of bricks. This salad is different. The head of cabbage lightens the whole thing up! Do try it for your next outdoor party. It's a winner.


4 baked ckinless/boneless chopped chicken breasts--season with Garlic Salt and/or Lemon Pepper before baking OR using 1 Costco Rotisserie Chicken or 2 regular size Rotisserie Chickens.
1 head Napa cabbage, finely chopped
1 bunch green onions,  finely chopped
1/2 C raisins (can use both dark and golden if you like)
1/2 C roasted/salted sunflower seeds
1 bag Croutons (your choice of flavor--I use garlic/butter flavor)

1 C Best Foods or Trader Joe's Real Mayonnaise
2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
2 T honey
Garlic Salt
Lemon Pepper
a few daches of Worcestershire sauce
a few drops green Habanera sauce
2 Tablespoons Curry powder ( yes...LOTS)
1 T milk

Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl in the order shown. Layer salad  ingredients in a large bowl and toss with dressing  ONLY when ready to sit down and eat--to keep salad crisp.

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