Curried Chicken Salad

This bird is absolutely indispensable!
Day 1:  Roasted chicken.  Pulled leftover meat off of the bone and put it in fridge, along with the chicken remains.
Day 2:  Made broth from the chicken bones and undesirable scraps.
Day 3, today:  Use leftover meat to make “Curried Chicken Salad.”
What will Day 4 be?  Giblets are always good for you…



2 cups of cooked chicken
1/4-2/3 cup of mayonnaise (make it egg free with avocado mayonnaise)

1/2 stalk of celery, finely chopped

1/2 of a small onion, diced

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 and 1/2 teaspoonful of yellow mustard (prepared, not powdered)

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon of curry powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons of raisins

2-3 tablespoons of chopped nuts


In one single large bowl, mix everything together except the raisins and chopped nuts.  Start with only 1/4 of a cup of mayonnaise.  Mix very well.  I like my chicken salad nearly shredded, so I stir it a lot until it shreds.  If the chicken salad seems a little dry, add some more mayonnaise to your liking.  At the end, stir in raisins and chopped nuts.

We serve it on Romaine or Boston lettuce and roll it up.  We eat it plain.  We eat it stuffed into a tomato.  We eat it with carrots.  We eat it on celery.  We love it on a raw piece of zucchini, just like a cracker!

Family “gustar” report

5 out of 5 success.  Every time.  One picky eater didn’t like the nuts and raisins for a while, but she got tired of picking them out and now just eats them–and likes them.  To accomplish this amazing food feat, no food replacement besides apples, carrots, and celery was offered instead of the chicken salad.  “Supper is in four hours.”


Although we have removed processed foods and grain-products from our everyday food repertoire, the time I spend in the kitchen now has been reduced to what it used to be before our big change.  We feel better.  We look better (this is the line that will get most people listening).  And most importantly, our bodies function better.  The time it takes initially to figure out what to make, how to make it, where to find shortcuts, and how to get the crew to eat it pays off immensely.

As always, I am here to try to answer any of your questions as to why or how to undertake this health changing endeavor!  Please, give it a shot.

Eat to live.

3 thoughts on “Curried Chicken Salad

  1. myjourneythrume

    Your recipes always sound good! This is reminiscent of the Brit Classic Coronation Chicken. What’s the deal with dairy on GAPS? What would be a GAPS friendly substitute for the mayo (my insides do not like dairy….). Sorry if that’s a dumb question, I’m very new to the GAPS world but have just ordered the book you’ll be pleased to know. I think it’s something worth me looking into!

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      1. “Classic Coronation Chicken”–I hadn’t a clue!! Thanks for the FYI. 2. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has dairy guidelines set out in the book. It depends on whether a person has a known sensitivity or not and whether the person does GAPS introduction or not. I about set myself up for failure trying to bang my head against a wall with dairy while going through GAPS. My GI tract was a mess. Prior to GAPS, I didn’t know I was dairy intolerant. Not a clue. Now I know it messes with my GI tract and my head. I know not all people are intolerant of dairy, but I think it’s more than we acknowledge. But if you’re not dairy intolerant and you’re doing great on GAPS, then you can eat homemade yogurt, butter, cream, and some cheeses. Sure would be nice! 3. And my mayo is only eggs and oil, but I don’t do well with mayo, either. Eggs at all for that matter. So this chicken salad kills me every time I make it because I can’t resist it. Anyhow, your question will perhaps prompt me to perfect an avocado mayo chicken salad You can make “mayo” with oil and avocado! I have not tried it, but: 4. And most importantly, have a nice weekend and I enjoy your posts and hope you find what it is that helps you heal! Nutritional intervention (diet) won’t be the whole answer I’m sure, but I now know it certainly can play a huge role. Eggs, grains, dairy, nuts–I had no idea they each give me some of the symptoms that plagued me!

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