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Curried Chicken Salad

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Ingredients
  Whole chicken breasts 4
  Celery stalks 1 (Plus 1/2 Cup Chopped Celery)
  Chopped celery 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs), blanched
  Red apples 1 , peeled, core and chopped finely
  Fresh lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Bacon 1⁄2 Pound
  Mayonnaise 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Bibb lettuce head 1 , separated
  Watercress 1 (As Needed)
  Parsley sprigs 1 (For Garnish)
  Curry powder 3 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In large saucepan, place chicken breasts with water to cover.
2) Stir in whole celery stalk to chicken and simmer 25 to 30 minutes.
3) In a small skillet, melt butter and sauté almonds for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
4) Using slotted spoon remove almonds from skillet and place on paper towels.
5) In a bowl, place apples and dredge with lemon juice.
6) Remove the skin and bone cooked chicken,
7) Cut the chicken into bite-sized cubes and set aside.

FINALIZING
8) In a non-stick pan, sauté the bacon until crisp; crumble and set aside.
9) Stir in mayonnaise and curry powder until well-blended.
10) In a bowl, mix together chicken pieces, almonds, apples, 1/2 cup chopped celery, and curry mayonnaise.
11) Toss the chicken mixture to coat lightly.

SERVING
12) Serve the Curried Chicken Salad on the bed of watercress and garnish with parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Fusion
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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