A couple years ago I would occasionally order Starbucks Chicken Curry Salad with Couscous when I hadn’t had lunch and needed a quick bite to eat. I was sad when they discontinued making and selling this salad because it was one of my favorites. Although I miss the salad, I don’t miss paying $5.50 for it! Chicken Curry Salad isn’t hard to make at home either. One large salad cost me $1.35 to make at home. That’s a savings of $4.15!
This week I’m participating in the United Way Hunger Challenge and for lunch I prepared this salad for my husband and I. Not only is this salad healthy, it is quite inexpensive to make. One boneless chicken breast will make enough chicken salad for 4 servings. Scooped and served on a bed of couscous and lettuce, this salad has become a favorite around here. Here is my version of this popular recipe. Enjoy!
Chicken Curry Salad With Couscous
Inspired by Starbucks Chicken Curry With Couscous Salad (discontinued)
1 boneless chicken breast (1 lb) , cooked and chopped into small pieces * I use a food processor
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup almonds, chopped
1/3 cup celery, chopped
2 tablespoons curry powder
1/4 cup mayonnaise
pinch of salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cooked couscous
1 head of green leaf lettuce, washed, dried, and torn into pieces
Combine chicken, raisins, almonds, celery, mayonnaise, curry powder until, salt, and pepper until completely mixed. Place 1-2 cups of the torn lettuce on a plate and add 1/2 cup cooked couscous on top of it. Finish it off with 1/2 cup of chicken curry salad mixture. Enjoy!