Easy Food for People Who Hate Cooking - My Chicken Curry Salad Recipe
As you know from my previous article http://personapaper.com/article/23985-easy-food-for-people-who-hate-cooking---super-ramen , when it comes to cooking, I'm better as just "assembling" things, and so I come up with different ways to just add stuff together. One thing I invented in this way was a cold chicken curry salad, inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine. It's very simple to prepare. NO MEASURING NEEDED! Just season to taste and mix stuff together in the proportions you like.
You will need:
cooked chicken, cut up or torn into bite-sized pieces
peanuts or cashews
Get a big bowl and put mayonnaise in; the amount depends on how much salad you want to make. You will get a feel for this, but if you are unsure, err on the side of too little mayo, because you can always add more. Add curry powder bit by bit, mixing with a spoon or spatula. Season to taste--you can expect it's going to be fairly bright yellow when it is sufficiently seasoned.
Add chicken next and stir. There should be enough mayo to thoroughly coat the chicken and have some left over to add the nuts, coconut and raisins. If there isn't, this is a good time to add more mayo and curry powder.
Next, mix in the raisins and the shredded coconut. If you want to keep some of this salad in the fridge for later, set it aside now, before adding the nuts, as they will get soggy sitting in the fridge, and you want them to stay snappy to give the salad some texture.
When ready to eat, add the peanuts or cashews and stir, then it's chow time! See? It's simple!
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/chicken-poultry-animal-chick-farm-40335/ by Nemo