Curried chicken platter recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • This is one of those recipes that quickly becomes a family favourite that you make time and time again for a get together, birthdays, parties, weddings, barbeques – in fact it fits the bill for all occasions. So easy to make – you can add absolutely anything you like t to the basic ingredients so it can be a bit different every time. It makes a lovely centrepiece dish for the table and can so easily be adapted to make any quantity you like. Great for packed lunches and picnics – this recipe can be as varied as your imagination.

    Ingredients

    • 450g cooked cold chicken, cut into small pieces
    • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into small dice
    • 1 green pepper, deseeded and cut into small dice
    • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • 50g raisins,
    • 1 red skinned apple, cored and cut into small pieces
    • 50g walnut pieces
    • 2 sticks celery, sliced
    • 4 heaped tbsp mayonnaise
    • 4tbsps natural yogurt
    • 2tsp curry powder
    • 2tsp lemon juice
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2tbsp chopped fresh parsley, coriander or chives
    • Lettuce leaves to serve

    Method

    • Put the chicken, peppers, onions, raisins, apple, walnuts and celery into a large bowl and mix together.

    • In a separate bowl put the mayonnaise, yoghurt, curry powder, lemon juice and seasoning and stir together until well combined.

    • Stir in the herbs and then spoon the dressing into the chicken mixture. Stir everything together until well combined.

    • Arrange the lettuce leaves on a large serving platter and spoon the curried chicken mayonnaise on top.

    Top tip for making Curried chicken platter

    If you keep a bag of frozen cooked chicken strips in the freezer you can easily take out the quantity you need for this recipe – simply thaw before adding them. Also try adding ready cooked roast Chicken Tikka pieces – they are delicious in this recipe, making it extra spicy, and are available from most supermarkets.

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