Curried Chicken Salad Wrap

I’ve been big into sandwiches this summer.  Not really sure why…maybe it’s because I went through a big veggie burger phase while the kids were still in school and now I’m sick of them.  It’s weird because I can eat the same thing every day for weeks and then all of a sudden it’s over and I switch to something else.   At any rate, I’ve made variations of this chicken salad before, and it’s kind of simple…add what you like or what you have on hand and you really can’t go wrong.

When I was making this curried chicken salad wrap, I was making it for KB and I for dinner.  And he doesn’t happen to like fruit.  Weird, I know, but to each their own.  So normally, I will throw some sliced grapes or raisins or dried cranberries in my chicken salad but since I knew I was making it for him as well, I omitted them.   The other thing I did a little differently with this chicken salad was to put my chicken breasts in the food processor.  Sounded a little odd when I did it, because I usually use shredded or diced chicken, but it turned out great!  Don’t over-process it, but if you put it in for just a few seconds, it completely changes it.

Mix cooked (food-processed) chicken, onions and celery in a large bowl.

Add mayonnaise and curry powder.

Add slivered almonds if you like a little crunch.  These can also be omitted.  Mix well.

On a tortilla or sandwich wrap, lay out some lettuce.  Add a scoop of chicken salad.

Wrap it up and enjoy!

Recipe:
2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
olive oil, salt, pepper
1 small sweet onion, diced
4 ribs of celery, diced
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup mayonnaise (more or less)
2 Tablespoons curry powder
lettuce
tortillas or sandwich wraps

Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until cooked through.  Let cool.  Cut into large chunks and place in a food processor for a few seconds until the chicken is finely shredded.  In a large bowl, combine chicken, onion, celery, almonds, mayonnaise and curry powder.  Mix well.  Then wrap in a sandwich wrap with lettuce.

Serve and enjoy!

Caroline