Chicken Salad with Apple Recipe - Australian and English Cuisine

Chicken Salad with Apple

Chicken Salad with Apple Recipe - Australian and English Cuisine
Region / culture: Australia, England | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Salad with Apple
Chicken Salad with Apple

Chicken salad with apple is a refreshing and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken with crisp apples and a creamy curry mayonnaise dressing. This recipe is perfect for a light lunch or dinner, and can be easily customized to suit your taste preferences.


Chicken salad has been a popular dish for centuries, with variations found in cuisines around the world. The addition of apples to chicken salad is a modern twist that adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the dish.


How to prepare

  1. Steam the chicken until cooked. Remove the flesh from the carcass, discarding the skin.
  2. While the chicken is still warm, toss the meat in a bowl with the vinaigrette mixed with CSR white sugar.
  3. Wash the cucumber and score the skin with the prongs of a fork. Slice it into rounds.
  4. Slice the capsicum into thin strips.
  5. Cut the apple into quarters, remove the core, and slice the quarters into pieces.
  6. Add the cucumber, capsicum, apple, celery, and spring onion to the chicken in the bowl.
  7. Beat the curry paste into the mayonnaise and pour it over the chicken salad.
  8. Mix carefully, ensuring all surfaces are coated.
  9. Cover the bowl and chill it overnight.


  • Add nuts or seeds for extra crunch.
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a lighter dressing.
  • Experiment with different curry pastes for a unique flavor profile.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to steam the chicken until it is fully cooked to ensure it is tender and juicy.

- Tossing the warm chicken in vinaigrette dressing helps to infuse it with flavor.

- Chilling the salad overnight allows the flavors to meld together for a more delicious dish.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this chicken salad with apple on a bed of lettuce or with a side of crusty bread for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Steaming the chicken ensures it stays moist and tender.

- Mixing the curry paste with mayonnaise creates a flavorful dressing for the salad.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use cooked turkey or ham instead of chicken.

- Substitute red or yellow apples for the Granny Smith variety.

- Swap out the curry paste for a different spice blend.

Make Ahead Tips

This chicken salad with apple can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the salad with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of paprika for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This chicken salad with apple pairs well with a crisp white wine or a refreshing iced tea.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, simply allow the salad to come to room temperature or enjoy it cold.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of this chicken salad with apple contains approximately 300 calories.


This chicken salad with apple recipe contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


Each serving of this chicken salad with apple contains around 20 grams of fat.


With a generous amount of chicken in this recipe, each serving provides about 25 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

The apples in this salad are a good source of vitamin C, while the celery and capsicum provide additional vitamins and minerals.


This recipe contains eggs and mayonnaise, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Overall, this chicken salad with apple is a balanced dish that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals.


Chicken salad with apple is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for a light meal or snack. With a creamy curry dressing and a mix of fresh ingredients, this salad is sure to become a favorite in your recipe collection.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time brings a smile to my face. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Margaret, who had invited me over for a lunch gathering with some of her close friends. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, the aroma of a delicious chicken salad filled the room, and my mouth instantly began to water.

Margaret greeted me with a warm hug and a mischievous twinkle in her eye. "I have a special recipe to share with you today," she said, leading me over to the large wooden table where a colorful array of ingredients was laid out. Among them were juicy apples, plump grapes, tender chicken, and a creamy dressing that looked absolutely divine.

As Margaret began to chop and mix, she regaled me with the story of how she had learned to make this chicken salad from her own grandmother. It was a recipe that had been passed down through generations, each cook adding their own unique touch to make it truly special.

I watched intently as Margaret worked her magic in the kitchen, her hands moving with grace and precision as she combined the ingredients with care and love. She explained each step to me, pointing out little tips and tricks that she had picked up over the years.

Once the salad was ready, Margaret served it up in delicate china bowls, garnishing each portion with a sprinkle of fresh herbs and a drizzle of fruity olive oil. The first bite was pure bliss - the flavors of the tender chicken, crisp apples, and sweet grapes melded together in perfect harmony, creating a symphony of taste that danced across my palate.

I couldn't help but ask Margaret for the recipe, and she gladly obliged, writing it out for me on a small index card that I tucked away in my purse with great care. From that day on, Margaret's chicken salad with apple became a staple in my own kitchen, a dish that I would make time and time again for family and friends.

Over the years, I have tweaked the recipe here and there, adding a pinch of this and a dash of that to make it my own. But the essence of Margaret's original creation remains, a testament to the power of sharing recipes and traditions with those we love.

As I stir a batch of chicken salad with apple in my own kitchen now, the familiar scents wafting through the air, I can't help but think of Margaret and the day she introduced me to this delicious dish. It is a memory that I will cherish forever, a reminder of the joy that can be found in simple moments shared with good friends and good food. And for that, I am truly grateful.


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