Antigua and Barbuda

Caribbean Curried Chicken Salad

July 30, 2016

This Curried Chicken Salad comes from the small Caribbean island country Antigua and Barbuda. It features pineapple, raisins, mango chutney, and is served on lettuce leaves. A perfect appetizer for impressing your guests!

This crazy delicious Curried Chicken Salad comes from the Caribbean, and also features pineapple, coconut, raisins and other goodness! | cookingtheglobe.com

Do you know how many countries there are in the world? Don’t start blaming your school teachers if you don’t. This question is not as easy as it might appear. There is a tricky part. Some territories are recognized by one countries, while other ones refuse to do that. However, most of the current experts agree on the number 194. It may change in the future though.

Let’s see how many of them I cooked on this blog… 33. So many left! I can’t wait to explore them all. Today we are heading to one of the smaller world countries located in the Caribbean – Antiqua and Barbuda!

This crazy delicious Curried Chicken Salad comes from the Caribbean, and also features pineapple, coconut, raisins and other goodness! | cookingtheglobe.com

I am so excited! Exotic countries and their food has always been of the most interest to me. I will be frank with you and admit that I don’t know too much about Antiqua and Barbuda. The name of this country is not new to me though. My ears might have caught it while watching sports (I am a fan of all kinds of sports). So how the idea of making food from this country came to me?

Well, I was browsing through this huge book, called “The World Cookbook“, and loved the idea of the Curried Chicken Salad. I was pretty much sure that it comes from India (because of the curry), but what was my amazement when I saw that the name of the chapter was Antigua and Barbuda. However, the book says that it’s still influenced by the Indian food.

This crazy delicious Curried Chicken Salad comes from the Caribbean, and also features pineapple, coconut, raisins and other goodness! | cookingtheglobe.com

This delicious curried chicken salad also features raisins, fresh pineapple, mango chutney, grated coconut and other goodness. All the ingredients combined together create a fantastic taste. I don’t even know how to explain it to you. Exotic, sweet and sour, a little bit spicy (if you’ll use a spicy mango chutney, I used a mild version of it), filling, refreshing… It’s AWESOME.

This crazy delicious Curried Chicken Salad comes from the Caribbean, and also features pineapple, coconut, raisins and other goodness! | cookingtheglobe.com

To make it look even better, I served it on lettuce leaves the same way I did it with the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi salmon. Love it! That’s exactly how me and my wife gobbled it down. Few lettuce leaves loaded with the curried chicken salad for each and that’s it. Took us half an hour to make this exotic salad disappear. Too fast. I will make sure to make more next time. Way more. This crazy delicious Curried Chicken Salad comes from the Caribbean, and also features pineapple, coconut, raisins and other goodness! | cookingtheglobe.com

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This crazy delicious Curried Chicken Salad comes from the Caribbean, and also features pineapple, coconut, raisins and other goodness! | cookingtheglobe.com
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Curried Chicken Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Packed with curried chicken, pineapple, raisins, and mango chutney, and served on lettuce leaves, this salad is perfect for impressing your guests!

Cuisine: Caribbean
Servings: 6 people
Calories Per Serving: 497 kcal
Author: CookingTheGlobe
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken , diced
  • salt and pepper , to taste
  • 3 tablespoons grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisins
  • 1 medium fresh pineapple , cubed
  • 3 tablespoons mango chutney
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • juice of 1 or 2 lemons (I used one)
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
Instructions
  1. Mix chicken, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Reserve 1 tablespoon grated coconut and 1 tablespoon raisins for garnish, and place the remaining ones in a bowl with the chicken. Add the pineapple and chutney. Mix.
  3. In another small bowl, or a cup, combine the mayo with the curry and lemon juice. Start from 1 lemon and add more if needed.
  4. Now you can either shred the lettuce and place the salad over it, or arrange the salad on the leaves, like I did. Pour the mayo curry dressing over the salad. Sprinkle with the coconut and raisins. Enjoy!

 

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24 Comments

  • Reply Yigit - Swanky Recipes July 30, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    wow, it looks really cool and delicious. Thank you

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:36 am

      It really is delicious, Yigit!

  • Reply Mary July 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Ha! You’re so right that pinning down the number of countries in the world is tricky (especially since some territories are disputed or have complicated governing arrangements). Good luck with your task on cooking them all! 33 is a pretty good number so far!

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:37 am

      Thank you, Mary! Still a long way to go 😉

  • Reply Sara July 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Oh, my, yum. This looks like the perfect summer lunch!

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:38 am

      Sara, it’s as good as it looks 😉

  • Reply Aish July 30, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Lovely recipe. Delicious

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:39 am

      Thank you, Aish!

  • Reply Kylee July 30, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    That looks absolutely gorgeous. Such a delicious blend of flavors. Love you served it, too!!

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:40 am

      Thanks for the kind words, Kylee 😉

  • Reply Krysten July 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I didn’t know there were that many countries, some of them are just so small you don’t even think about them.
    I really need to check out this cookbook, I’ve been wanting to try new flavors for the family! 😀

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:48 am

      Krysten, I always thought that it’s even more – 250 countries in the world 🙂 That cookbook is really awesome!

  • Reply Regina July 31, 2016 at 5:06 am

    This salad looks wonderful! Love your way of serving it. I also am always so intrigued by foods from around the world. Usually I get inspired by countries I’ve visited and that is no where near to 194 😉

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Thank you for the kind words, Regina! I can’t live without trying meals from various cuisines all the time 🙂

  • Reply Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry July 31, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Oh my. How to make me stare at my bowl of porridge and think how dull. I would much rather be eating these instead. 194 countries huh?

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:55 am

      I am going to cook all of them. That’s my aim! 🙂

  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 31, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    This reminds me of something that we ate when we were in Jamaica. SO much flavour, and it’s bringing back some happy memories.

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:56 am

      This salad is really full of flavor, Dannii. One of my favorites lately 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine August 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Love all the fruitiness in there! Chicken salad is always such a great dish, any version!

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:58 am

      Rebecca, pineapple and mango chutney provide the best flavors to this salad 🙂

  • Reply J@BlessHerHeartYall August 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Oh my! What a delicious and refreshing lunch idea! All the yummy things wrapped up into one! Yes!

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Perfect for hot summer days 😉

  • Reply Sharee @ Savory Spicerack August 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    These look delicious!

    • Reply Igor August 7, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Thank you, Sharee!

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