Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Curry Chicken Pasta Salad

This is one of my favorite quick and super easy recipes that offers a nice twist to the traditional chicken pasta salad! Best of all, this no fuss meal can be whipped up in no time. If you are watching calories/sodium, you can sub out the mayo with the low fat version and skip the addition of the bouillon cube.

I usually make a big bowl of this on Sunday night; as it's perfect for lunches throughout the week! For a nice twist; you can add chopped apples and mango's [ I however omitted them from this recipe].

Curry Chicken Pasta Salad [Adapted From]
1 cube chicken bouillon
9 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts
9 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 (8 ounce) package of pasta
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 bunch green onions, chopped

(1) Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add bouillon cube and stir until melted. Add chicken and poach for about 13 to 14 minutes. Remove chicken and leave broth in pot; cool chicken and cut into 1/2 inch chunks; reserve. 

(2) Add mushrooms to broth and cook over medium heat; cook for a few minutes and remove mushrooms from stock; reserve.  

(3) With remaining stock in pot, add some more water, if needed. Bring water to a boil and add pasta to cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and discard stock. Cool pasta with running water; reserve. 

(4) In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, lime juice, curry powder and salt and pepper to taste. 

(5) In a large bowl, combine cooled pasta, chicken, mushrooms, sour cream dressing, green onions, and yellow bell pepper; mix well. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours and serve.    


  1. Love your blog! I will be trying this this weekend and maybe the lemon bars. Thank you.

  2. I love curry chicken. May have to try this one. Seems simple and sounds delish!

  3. This sounds and looks delicious. :)

  4. Def can't wait to try!! I'm drooling over the pictures as I sit here at work!! LOL!! Thanks for this recipe :D

  5. Yummm! Always great to kick up a classic recipe with a new twist. Can't wait to try my own version (with whatever xtra veggies are in the fridge this sunday). xo, Becca @

  6. Oh My!! This looks so good. I just discovered your blog and I already love it: your sense of style, your hair, your pictures and now your recipes...great blog. Thanks for sharing with us ^_^

  7. Will soo be making this! Looks delish!

  8. @naturalbri Thank You! Please try it; and let me know how it turns out!

    @Ms. Princess Me too! You can amp up the amount of curry too!

    @Afrikan Latina Thank You!

    @Mimi504 Ha ha! Thank you! Definitely try it!

    @Becca NICE! Definitely throw some veggies in there, let me know how it turns out :-)

    @Sarita Thank you very much for the wonderful compliments! I definitely appreciate it!

    @Thechosenchick Please do! Thanks!

  9. I am going to try this...looks yummy.

  10. I just tried this recipe and it is DELISH! I used tricolor pasta & it came out beautifully.

  11. I tried this recipe for a picnic and thanks to you i looked like a pro! thanks a ton!

  12. I made this last night and added apples. It was FANTASTIC! Thanks for the new addition to my recipe box! :)

  13. I made this. I think I may need to add the fruit or something. It was okay, but it needs something.

  14. I made this the other day and it was so yummy! I made pita chips to go with it! Thanks so much for a great recipe. It's now in our dinner rotation.


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