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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 230.6
  • Total Fat: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 42.6 mg
  • Sodium: 263.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 15.5 g

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Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Introduction

This light recipe is great for lunch, supper, or both. It serves eight, so cook once and eat twice! This light recipe is great for lunch, supper, or both. It serves eight, so cook once and eat twice!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Sauce:
    1/2 cup onions, diced
    1 teaspoon ginger
    2 cloves garlic
    1 teaspoon curry powder
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 lime, cut in half (reserve one half for deglazing pan)

    2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    1/2 cup onion, sliced
    16 ounces extra lean ground chicken
    2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
    2 tablespoons water
    1 1/2 cups frozen peas
    4 green onions, greens and whites sliced
    2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
    2 tablespoons low-salt roasted peanuts, chopped
    4 whole-wheat pitas, cut in half, or 8 slices whole-wheat bread
    4 cups dark greens or lettuce, chopped

Tips

I love this recipe because I can serve it to my family for dinner and have plenty of leftovers for lunches. It's spicy without any heat, so it's a great intro to new flavors for those with mild palates.

Save time by using jarred fresh garlic and ginger. Read the jar for information on how much to use versus fresh.


Directions

Place all the sauce ingredients into a food processor or blender. Puree until a thick paste forms.

Place a large saute pan over moderate heat, add the oil, and, once the oil is hot, add the sliced onions. Saute for about five minutes, stirring often, until the onions start to turn light brown. Add the sauce to the pan and cook until the bottom of the pan starts to turn brown. Squeeze the remaining half of the lime into pan, and scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until the interior of the chicken reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit, about 10 minutes.

Add the yogurt, water, peas and onions to the pan. Stir and cook for two minutes. Remove from heat, and garnish with cilantro and nuts.

Fill each pita with 1/2 cup of greens and a 1/2 cup of the meat and vegetable mixture. (Or place between two slices of bread.)

Makes 8 sandwiches.






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  • Very Good
    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
    1) Used lean ground turkey instead of chicken.
    2) Used 'petits pois.'
    3) Used unsalted cashews in place of peanuts.
    4) Used Savoy cabbage for the greens.
    We loved it, will make it again, might up the heat a tad as we like 'extra spicy'! - 1/19/11

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made these with black beans instead of chicken and it was delicious! Will definitely add this to the regular meal rotation! - 7/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The curry paste is flavorful and delicious. I really think that the lime juice pulls this recipe together and makes it work spectacularly. You can definitely modify it to your taste, as far as what meats, nuts and veggies you add (or not). - 4/29/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I want to use diced chicken, cooked. I can use it from the package already made or I can cook some boneless skinless breasts. - 2/20/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made it with ground turkey and added salt and pepper. I put on some catsup to add a little extra flavor. It all felt very healthy. - 3/28/11

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Liked it alot and would definitely make again. However, the only think I would change is maybe using a high fiber tortilla or a high fiber pita. I was able to find groud chicken breast @ Whole Foods for a reasonable price :). Good!! - 2/22/11

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  • 2 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Please clarify. For the sauce it calls for one-half lime. Do you put the entire half, skin pulp, flesh, and juice into the food processor, or do you just use the juice as you do further down in the recipe when you cook the filling? Seems like it would be very tart and perhaps bitter as written. - 2/18/11

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  • O.K.
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Hmmm.. I needed to tweak this, a lot, before serving. Similar to Kasycoff's remarks above! - 2/18/11

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a delectable recipe, I added extra spice, so filling and easy enough to prepare - 2/2/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar recipe to this, and it is so much quicker. Use chicken, raisons crushed pineapple, curry powder and a little mayo. Yum yum. - 3/27/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I pre cooked the chicken, as I had a package of thighs in the freezer. I chopped up the cooked chicken and mixed with the rest of the items. I added sliced celery and shredded carrots instead of peas. I omitted the cilantro. Yum! - 3/27/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this earlier today and it was great! I made it a bit different, though. I left out the peanuts, cilantro, and peas. I also cooked the chicken first, and then added the sauce (which I premixed all of in a bowl). It was super easy that way. Definitely a keeper! - 1/27/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was unfortunately out of cilantro, and had to use mixed veggies instead of peas (What? I ALWAYS have frozen peas on hand!), but this recipe was still a winner and will definitely be added to my list of favorites. Thanks, Chef Meg! :) - 7/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great. I used leftover rotissiere chicken and added a little extra curry powder - 5/11/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this with tofu. I've been reading books on how meat is produced as part of Meatless March and I'm not sure I'll ever want to go back. More vegan recipes, please, Chef Meg! - 3/26/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds so good, would put on romaine leaf! - 3/26/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I think Kacycoff's recipe sounds more to my teasting. - 2/18/11

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  • out of this world! - 7/25/13

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  • YUMMmmmmm! This sounds awesome. Will definitely make this soon - 6/6/13

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  • I tasted horrible. - 5/8/13

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  • Delicious! I served it over salad instead of a sandwich :-) - 4/11/13

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  • I switched out the cilantro for basil and used almonds since I didn't have anything else in the house. I loved the curry in this recipe and will make it again. - 3/26/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My mouth is watering - have to try this! - 3/26/13

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  • I used extra virgin coconut oil, mixed veggies (organic corn/pea/carrot/green bean blend), & sour cream; omitted the nuts, green onions, cilantro, pitas, & lettuce; added a tsp of organic chicken soup base; and served it over brown rice w/ a side of evco roasted broccoli. My toddler LOVED it. - 2/7/13

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  • Great! I needed to add a bit of salt - 8/6/12

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  • Thanks, I had forgotten how good chicken is with curry! I will toss in a few red grape halves because my husband loves that. - 7/26/12

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  • used cubed chicken breasts, greek yogurt, romaine, and skipped the nuts. not bad, but needs to be spicy for me. i had to add more yogurt than called for to make it creamier. not bad overall, but needs some tweaking. - 7/17/12

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  • Used 99% lean, ground turkey. Terrifically flavorful recipe. Might add a little heat next time, using cayenne or some other fiery equivalent, but excellent without the heat, too. This recipe also would work with lettuce wraps, in lieu of using pitas. Sure to be made time and again in my household. - 7/1/12

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  • YUMMY! - 6/27/12

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  • This is a cool - 6/25/12

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  • I added a few extra things, such as peppers and celery. It was really good. Would make it again. - 6/11/12

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  • Excellent meal that I'm sure to do again! (Next time round more heat!) Used chopped skinless boneless chicken breasts instead-perfect! - 5/27/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This photo doesn't match this recipe at all. - 5/22/12

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  • Sounds yummy! I make a recipe very similar to this so I can't wait to try this variation. - 5/8/12

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  • i get a mexican flavor or chinese . this is very good . - 5/8/12

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  • Is the ginger in this recipe ground or fresh? I'm assuming ground since you didn't specify. - 5/8/12

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  • Great recipe! Trouble cutting this down to serve one! I live alone and eat two servings of almost everything I cook! Need to figure out single serve portions! - 4/12/12

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  • This is FANTASTIC with no alterations. I am not sure if the recipe really called for a whole half a lime (minus the pith and rind), but I did include it and I used ground turkey rather than chicken and it was wonderful! My husband even said this was a 5 star recipe and he hates peas! - 4/12/12

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  • It was okay, but didn't blow my mind and there was no spice or heat at all. The whole dish didn;'t turn out nearly as creamy as I thought it would. I used ground turkey instead of ground chicken. - 4/9/12

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  • I love curried chicken ... and this recipe does the trick! - 4/6/12

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  • This was fab and I will make it again! I followed the recipe to a T. I ground up the chicken myself in the food processor after I had used it to make the sauce.
    I'm going out tomorrow and I will take this for my lunch. I wish restuarants would cook so low cal and tasty! Great job Chef Meg!! - 4/6/12

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  • I thought this was pretty tasty, but my wife and daughter didn't like it very much. - 4/3/12

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  • First off, this sauce is awesome! I took the advice of others and added more of the spices and it was great. I'm a vegetarian so I made half with tofu and the other half with chicken for my husband. Both came out great, this will be a new regular recipe in my rotation! Also added mango and raisins! - 3/28/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    17 ingredients is a little much for something like this! - 3/26/12

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  • Yummmmmm! - 3/26/12

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  • made this last night with a few modifications (used ground beef instead of chicken)... AWESOME! I had to make the sauce in my blender & it needed liquid to get it to work, but otherwise very easy and absolutely delicious! Skipped the pita and served over rice and mixed greens. - 3/26/12

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  • I like the adjustability of the recipes~ - 3/26/12

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  • tasty--fun to make---- - 3/26/12

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  • Once again, the picture doesn't represent the recipe. The recipe calls for ground chicken, and the picture shows chunks of meat. - 3/26/12

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  • try - 3/26/12

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  • This was delish!!! My husband loved it too! As the other comments said, I left out some of the onion slices from the recipe. It was perfect! - 1/25/12

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  • Quite a subtle curry flavor and very nice - only criticism is that it was a bit dry with the pita - 1/23/12

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  • I cut out the onions, I used iceburg lettuce and added chili powder and paprika for a nice color. I looooved it, and so did my family. :D - 10/9/11

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  • Enjoyed, but alot of onion - 9/19/11

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  • Quick question, is that fresh ginger or ground ginger for the sauce? - 9/4/11

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  • fresh & easy - 8/29/11

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  • I made this last night and it was fantastic! A really great, light summer meal. I actually squeezed a whole lime into the paste and used a whole lime to deglaze the pan because I love the flavor. I think it was delicious! - 7/27/11

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  • I made this and loved it. I even froze half to eat later. - 7/23/11

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  • I made this for supper tonight. My kids, BF, and I liked it pretty well. I could not find ground chicken when I went to store, so I used ground turkey. I also didn't have peanuts and used cashews instead. The BF and I wished for some heat to it, but overall it was good. - 7/21/11

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  • An easy lunch to pack up and extremely tasty! Thanks for posting this! - 6/23/11

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  • This was absolutely delicious!! I was thrilled to find that I had ALL the ingredients on hand...yes, even the ground chicken!! - 6/9/11

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  • Looks delicious. We love curry! - 6/6/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Oh...I am most certainly going to try this!

    Thanks for sharing!! - 5/20/11

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 4/7/11

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  • Chef Meg does it right! - 4/5/11

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  • Good and Interesting taste - 4/1/11

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  • Will try but think it sounds wonderful as I like curried dishes. - 3/27/11

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  • 0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'll never even try this because it looks like too much work. I don't have that kind of time. - 3/27/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try this using ground turkey instead of chicken. Will probably substitute something else for the peas (I love peas but no one else in my family does). As I usually do, will tweak as fits our tastes. Won't rate it until I've made it. - 3/26/11

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  • I used textured vegetable protein instead of chicken for a vegetarian version and made it a little spicier. It turned pretty good. I will make it again. - 3/26/11

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  • 0 of 13 people found this review helpful
    This sounds terrible. What happened to Beef and or pork?/??? How about some food with one of them instead of Chicken all the time. I know we are trying to loose weight, but dang, some varitey would be good too. - 3/26/11

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  • Good
    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Looks good but I don't eat flesh - 3/26/11

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Will try this one for lunch next week. Great! - 3/26/11

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  • I found the end result to be too dry. Any suggestions on how to add more moisture to finished chicken & pea mixture? - 2/24/11

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  • This was amazing! Added a little more spice. Even my picky boys liked it and whats left will go on a baked potato for lunch tomorrow! - 2/23/11

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  • These are good. :) Cholesterol and or calories and all, rely upon what goes into them as to what you want in your diet. Once in awhile I catch the Pita's on sale at out local store for only $1 per package and that is a very good deal. - 2/19/11

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  • PaulEAP - I had the same question. Is it just the Lime Juice or the whole lime? - 2/18/11

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  • Good
    0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I'm giving it 3 starts because it sems like a good recipe but I haven't tried it yet. I'll probably give it Kaseycoff's touch too. I'll further the comments after I try it... - 2/18/11

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    not bad - 2/18/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Looks delicious! - 2/18/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    i love the ideas :) thxxx - 2/8/11

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  • I followed this recipe exactly as written. I found it bland. The peas overwhelmed the taste of everything else. Will not be making it again. - 1/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds right down my alley. Filling, tangy, and low in calories. - 1/19/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    How do you measure the interior temperature of ground chicken? Are you supposed to leave it in a solid lump?
    - 1/19/11

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