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ricken chicken salad

Ricken Chicken Salad

  • Author: Bailey
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This delicious, healthy chicken salad is made up of the best and most unexpected flavors and ingredients - curry, marsala wine, capers, walnuts, raisins and celery. This chicken salad is perfect for picnics, barbecues, potlucks, or meal prep for lunches for the week.


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast (uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced (about one stalk)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins (older raisins that are dry are fine - they will hydrate when they combine with the sauce mix, below)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (regular mayo tastes better, but you can use light if you want to scale back on points/calories) 
  • 1 tbsp hot hoagie spread (like Tallarico's or Cento)
  • 2 tbsp marsala wine
  • Juice from 1/3 lemon
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Place the chicken breasts in a pot and cover chicken by about an inch with water. Season the water with salt and pepper.
  2. Turn the heat to medium until it is boiling. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and let the chicken simmer for ~20 minutes. The internal temperature should be 160-165.
  3. Remove the chicken from the water, let it rest for a few minutes until it cools and then shred the chicken. Next, chill the shredded chicken in the fridge. Don't skip this step!
  4. Mix together the ingredients for the dry mix: red onion, celery, walnuts and raisins.
  5. Make the sauce using the following ingredients: mayo, hot hoagie spread, marsala wine, lemon, curry powder, capers, salt & pepper.
  6. Mix the chicken and dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  7. Mix the sauce into the chicken and dry ingredient mixture.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


*Please note the nutrition facts below are for using regular mayo, not light mayo.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15


  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 495
  • Sugar: 5.2
  • Fat: 34.7
  • Saturated Fat: 5.5
  • Carbohydrates: 8.4
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 35.5