Sweet Curry Chicken Melon Salad
This terrific recipe for Sweet Curry Chicken Melon Salad was submitted by Cheryl McAtee, Vancouver, WA.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup water
4 cups cubed mixed melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, red and yellow watermelon)
1 sweet red pepper, julienned
1 cup red seedless grapes - divided use
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro - divided use
1 teaspoon mild curry powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
4 butter lettuce leaves
4 red leaf lettuce leaves
1 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
2 limes; 1 cut in wedges, plus 1 tablespoon zest
1 cup chopped walnuts
- In large nonstick pan, place water over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cover and cook about 15 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease. Cool chicken and cut into cubes.
- In colander, mix together melon, red pepper and grapes, reserving 12 of grapes for garnish.
- In large bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, curry, ginger and lime juice. Add chicken and gently toss to coat well.
- On serving plate, arrange lettuce, alternating butter and red lettuce leaves. Place fruit mixture around edge of dish and chicken mixture in center. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro, lime zest and walnuts. Garnish with avocado slices, lime wedges and clusters of reserved grapes.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.