Curry Chicken Breast Salad with Red Grapes in Wonton Cups
Enjoy exotic-tasting chicken salad as a fun finger food.
“This full-flavored finger food recipe is one of my favorites for parties, big or small. It's also one of my go-to recipes when I have leftover chicken--which I call ‘vintage’ chicken.”
Serves 4; Serving size: 3 wonton cups
12 wonton wrappers
1 cup finely diced, cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast (antibiotic free), chilled
1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp mango chutney
1 tsp hot Madras curry powder
1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
3 Tbsp diced celery
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, thinly sliced horizontally
2 tsp minced fresh cilantro
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a nonstick mini-muffin tin with natural butter-flavored cooking spray and press a wonton square into each cup of the tin, forming a wonton cup. Lightly coat the wonton cups with cooking spray and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the chicken, yogurt, mayonnaise, chutney, curry powder, and salt. Then add the celery, grapes, and cilantro and stir.
- With a spoon, stuff about 2 Tbsp of the salad into each wonton cup. Garnish each with a tiny sprig of cilantro or a red grape sliver, if desired.
1 1/2 Carbohydrate
1 Lean Meat
Calories from Fat: 54
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Sodium: 330 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 20 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 6 g
Protein: 14 g
If you’re preparing chicken just for this dish, poach or roast about 7 1/2 oz raw boneless, skinless chicken breast to yield 5 oz cooked. For a change of taste, try unsweetened tea as a unique poaching liquid.
Use leftover chicken for this dish and it’ll go speedy quick. Also, if you’re using chicken that’s already seasoned, then leave the salt out of this recipe.
If you don’t have or can’t find mango chutney, replace it in this recipe with 1 Tbsp mango or apricot jam plus 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger root.
More than Four?
Prepare this appetizer for a party. First, plan on your guests eating 1 or 2 filled wonton cups each, not 3. That’s because you’ll likely be serving other appetizers, too. Double or triple the recipe accordingly. Make the wonton cups and chicken salad up to 2 days in advance. Store unfilled wonton cups at room temperature in a tightly sealed container; store chicken salad refrigerated in a tightly sealed container. Fill the cups just before serving so the wontons stay crisp.
Jackie Newgent, RD, is an eco-cuisine expert and culinary nutritionist. She’s a recreational culinary instructor with the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City for over a decade.
She’s regularly invited to speak and provide culinary demonstrations at professional meetings and consumer events, including the Go Green Expo, International Association of Culinary Professional’s Annual International Conference, and American Dietetic Association’s Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. She’s a past national media spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.
She received her B.S. in Allied Health Professions from The Ohio State University and her Certificate in Professional Cooking from Kendall College.
Jackie resides in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
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