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Spicy Indian Pulled Chicken Salad
with cucumbers and mint dressing

Active: 20 min Total: 20 min

We're putting last night's leftover chicken to good use, building a delicious chicken salad around Indian spices.
Smarts: Worried about the spice? Don't be! The mint and cucumbers will help keep you cool and refreshed.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Spicy Indian Pulled Chicken Salad:
  • Shallots - 1 bulb, finely chopped
  • Romaine lettuce - 8 oz, chopped
  • Cucumbers, small - 1, julienned
  • Tomatoes - 2, chopped
  • Mint - 2 Tbsp, finely chopped
  • Rice vinegar - 2 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
  • Leftover chicken meat (from Mon) - ~3 cups, shredded or pulled with a fork
  • Cumin - 1 Tbsp
  • Curry powder - 2 tsp
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Cashews - 1/2 cup
  • Sriracha or hot sauce (opt) - to taste

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Shallots / Romaine lettuce - Prep as directed. Mix together. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Cucumbers / Tomatoes / Mint - Prep as directed.
  3. Make vinaigrette - Whisk chopped mint with rice vinegar, mustard, and oil. Salt and pepper to taste. (can be done up to 3 days ahead).
  4. Season the chicken - Sprinkle the pulled chicken meat with the cumin, curry powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Place seasoned leftover chicken in a saute pan or skillet and warm over medium-low heat until it's hot.
  2. Combine shallots, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and cashews. Top with pulled chicken meat and dress to taste. Garnish with more chopped mint if desired. Drizzle with Sriracha or hot sauce if desired. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (156)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (15)
Vegetarian (16)

75 reviews

I added this to my menu, but the instructions don't say how to cook the chicken, so I'm wasting lots of time trying to figure that out. I tried reading some other comments for a hint and see you where already told this was an issue back on Mar 28, 2015.

By: Caleb
Posted: Oct 31, 2016
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Liked this much better in the indian wraps than the meal last night.

By: Sundi
Posted: Mar 27, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really wanted and expected to love this one. The flavors were all fantastic. However, the texture of the chicken ruined it for me. The leftover pulled chicken turned to mush when heated.

By: Victoria
Posted: Jun 06, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I wish there was a more middle ground option. This was decent, just not one of my faves, since there have been so many good recipes.

By: Jenna
Posted: Apr 03, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I added this recipe to my week and I'm surprised there are no instructions for making the chicken or at least a link to Monday's recipe. Now I have to go look online elsewhere. You guys have a lot of room for improvement!

By: Christina
Posted: Mar 28, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This will be my new go-to recipe when I'm craving Indian food!

By: Rebecca
Posted: Mar 24, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful