Monday, September 27, 2010

80--- Curry Cantaloupe Chicken Salad

Yay! It's still summer here in Montana, for this week anyhow. There is nothing better than a cool crisp chicken salad in warm temperatures. This is a wonderful chicken salad that is loaded with flavor, and not fat and calories.

My mother-in-law first made this recipe, and I admit that I was quite shocked at the addition of cantaloupe to a chicken salad. But, I was pleasantly surprised at how good it is!

Cantaloupe is a super melon! It is a concentrated source of beta-carotene (vitamin A). Beta- carotene is great for your eyes, and can even help prevent cataracts. This fruit also contains vitamins C and B6, folate, niacin, and FIBER! The best time to buy cantaloupe is in the summer months when it is at its freshness peak!

Try this dish on it's own, inside a pita, or on top of salad greens!

Curry Cantaloupe Chicken Salad
Serves 4

2 cups cooked chicken breast meat, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 cup cantaloupe, diced
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp salt
Slivered almonds (optional)
1/4 cup finely chopped radishes (optional)

In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, curry powder, coriander, salt and cilantro until well blended.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, cantaloupe, and green onion. Add dressing to chicken mixture and stir to coat. When serving, sprinkle with almonds and radishes if desired.

Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup serving: 194 calories, 7 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 27 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates


  1. This looks amazing! I love cantaloupe!

  2. Hi, I found you through Tasty Kitchen and this recipe looks delicious. I am hosting a chicken recipe blog hop at my site and I would love it if you would include this. If you are interested, here is the link