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curry chicken salad with kohlrabi

July 18, 2011

One of my favorite Danish open-faced sandwiches is a chicken salad with curry and red grapes. Traditionally, a small dollop is placed on a half piece of pumpernickel that’s been bedecked with butter and lettuce; it’s finished with a parsley and half cherry tomato garnish. It’s a lovely piece of sandwich architecture that served as great inspiration the other week when we were looking for another use for our new favorite vegetable: kohlrabi.

Raw shredded kohlrabi proved a perfect crunchy compliment to the shredded chicken and sweet red grapes. We may even put it on bread one day. In the meantime, we’re aren’t too proud to admit that we were so hungry by the time it was done, we ate it straight from the bowl (standing up. in the kitchen.)

Curry Chicken Salad

  • 1lb chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, rough chopped
  • small bunch parsley
  • 1 cup grapes, quartered
  • 2 cups shredded kohlrabi (approximately 1 large or 2 medium)
  • 1/2 C mayonaise
  • 1/4 C heavy cream, whipped (should be 1/2 cup whipped cream)
  • 2 – 3 tsp curry powder

Poach the chicken…

In a medium sized pot, bring chicken, enough water (or chicken stock) to cover, and the onion & parsley (or whichever other spices you prefer/have on hand) to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes (or until internal temp reaches 160°).  Remove the chicken, shred and set it aside to cool. [note on shredding chicken: it really does absorb the sauce better. if you don’t want to shred by hand, it’s easy enough to pull apart using two forks]

Make the sauce…

Combine the mayo, whipping cream and curry powder in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. [note on whipping the cream: it’s too small an amount to use a stand mixer. you can certainly use a hand mixer, but for a small quantity like this, it really is a snap to do by hand with a whisk.]

Add it all together…

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, kohlrabi, grapes and sauce. Stir well to incorporate.

and enjoy…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2011 8:17 pm

    I can see that your blog is going to be the death knoll of my summer diet…


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