I love the things that summer brings. Outdoor concerts, picnics, camping and hiking are just a few. Along with all of these fun-in-the-sun adventures comes food to go along with it. Recipes that can be prepped ahead of time, hold up for a few days and transport well, are some of my favorite summertime recipes. A Curry Chicken Sandwich with Toasted Walnuts is perfect for all of these reasons. I can prep it during the week when I have time and have it ready for the weekend.
Given a day in the refrigerator, the flavors melt together and make this chicken salad, even better. It does take some time to prepare the salad. You’ll want to give yourself time to prepare the salad and chill it, before serving.
Begin by toasting the walnuts lightly in a sauce pan. The amount of toasting depends on your personal choice. I prefer well toasted walnuts, just not burnt. Once you have toasted the walnuts to your liking, set them aside to cool.
To prepare your chicken, salt and pepper the chicken breast and broil for 7 – 10 minutes on each side. Ensure that they have cooked through before removing them from the oven. Allow the chicken breasts to cool fully before dicing them up.
Once the walnuts and chicken have had a chance to fully cool, combine them in a medium size bowl with the remaining ingredients. Stir well to make sure the curry is combined. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 2 – 3 hours and up to 3 days.
This Curry Chicken Sandwich with Toasted Walnuts goes beautifully with a flaky and buttery croissant. They make an impressive display for even the most special of occasions. For those occasions when you are looking something as visually appealing as it is flavorful, this chicken salad will serve you well.
Just imagine a sunny afternoon at an outdoor concert. A picnic with Curry Chicken Sandwich with Toasted Walnuts, fresh fruit, a bowl of roasted nuts and a lovely bottle of white wine, would be perfect. These summer days are a great time for making memories with family and friends. Why not create a meal that will make those memories even more special?
Curry Chicken Sandwich with Toasted WalnutsCourse: LunchCuisine: SandwichDifficulty: Easy
Just imagine a sunny afternoon at an outdoor concert. A picnic with Curry Chicken Sandwich with Toasted Walnuts, fresh fruit, a bowl of roasted nuts and a lovely bottle of white wine, would be perfect.
1 lb. Chicken Breast, grilled, cooled and diced
1 cup Red Seedless Grapes, cut into the slices
1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
1 T. Curry Powder
1 T. Lime Juice
2 tsp. Honey
1/2 cup Walnut pieces
- Toast the walnuts over medium heat until fragrant. Set aside and allow to cool.
- Salt and Pepper the chicken breasts and broil for 7 – 10 each side. Once cooked through, remove from heat and allow to cool fully.
- Dice the chicken into small pieces to complement the size of the other ingredients.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for 2 – 3 hours, up to 3 days.
- Serve on large or small croissants and enjoy.
4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories506
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 8.4g 43%
- Trans Fat .15g
- Sodium 320mg 14%
- Potassium 387mg 12%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
- Sugars 18.6g
- Protein 26.64g 54%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.