CURRIED GRILLED CHICKEN POTATO SALAD
My favorite dinner is a salad, and this Curried Grilled Chicken Potato Salad is an excellent choice. If you like Dijon and Hellman’s mayonnaise-based potato salad as much as the next person, you’re not alone. Right.
Because I was under pressure to make a full MEAL, I threw some grilled chicken into the curried potato salad and served it with a simple salad of dressed baby greens that I had in the fridge.
Yes, we each had two “salads” to share for supper. It wasn’t strange at all.
To make a salad into a complete meal, you need a wide range of flavors and textures, and this salad has plenty of both, thanks to the wide range of components.
If your family suffers from a nut allergy, consider substituting dried cranberries, thinly sliced radishes, julienned carrots, or crumbled pita chips for the nuts in your recipe.
Uh…do I need to write something down? Make pita chips by learning how to do so.) If you’re an Ina-Garten-channeling, incomparably more responsible-than-me “make ahead” expert, this meal is fantastic served warm or at room temperature.
A spicy black bean twice-cooked potato dish or Sichuan stir-fried potatoes are good choices for a spicy boost to your potato meal. However, only if you make this delicious recipe first.
- 1 kg Yukon gold potatoes (cut into large chunks)
- salt and pepper
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 chopped scallion
- 1 seeded and thinly sliced red chili
- 1/2 cup of toasted pecans
- ¼ cup of chopped parsley
- ¼ cup of chopped cilantro
- ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tablespoon of curry powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
- lime or lemon zest and juice
- Boil the potatoes in a kettle of salted water until they are barely fork-tender. Drain. Add salt and pepper to the chicken breasts and grill them until done. Place aside.
- To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, sugar, garlic, lime/lemon juice, and zest in a dish or jar. Add the herbs, chili powder, curry powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss the potatoes, toasted nuts, and dressing with the chopped-up chicken. Give it a try as a side dish, or turn it into dinner by adding a simple green salad like arugula or another one!