Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

Exciting times in our house I tell ya’, emphasis on the word house. That’s right, Ryan and I just bought our first home! It’s cute, it’s the perfect starter and it needs some work which is why I have been MIA for the past couple of days. It is also why I decided to make these curried chicken salad sandwiches with curry, cranberries and almonds. They are easy, super flavorful and most important to us new homeowners who don’t yet live in our new home because we are fixing it up, they are also very portable.

I am a giant fan of curried chicken. Well I’m not a giant in the literal sense, although that would be pretty cool, I just really like chicken curry. Generally when I have it the chicken is simmered in a spicy curry sauce and spooned over jasmine rice like this, but that’s not feasible right now, plus its going to be like a bajillion degrees here this week. FYI in Seattle terms 95 degrees =  a bajillion degrees and I just don’t like cooking when it is that hot. That is why these sandwiches are perfect, they use already prepared chicken so I don’t have to spend much time on dinner and can concentrate on more important things like what color to paint the dining room.

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Serves 2 - 4 Prep Time:


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups diced cooked diced chicken breast
  • salt to taste
  • 4 slices sourdough bread



Whisk first six ingredients together in a bowl. Stir in cranberries, almonds and diced chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld. Season to taste with salt.


Toast sourdough bread if desired. Spoon mixture onto bread. Serve.



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  • Reply
    March 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Any time I want to make something tasty that I don’t have a recipe inscribed in my head for, I always come to your website. I love, love, lovethe recipes that you share. The curry chicken salad was Mmmm Mmmm good. I left out the nuts and cranberries, bit that was the only thing I left out. This was so tasty and satisfied my curry craving. I put it on a tomato basil tortillas with some fresh baby spinach and made a roll. Delicious!!!

  • Reply
    Jenn's Food Journey
    July 8, 2010 at 5:14 am

    The sandwich looks and sounds amazingly good Des! Congrats to you and Ryan on your first home!! WOO HOO!!! Hope you have many happy years there.

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    July 7, 2010 at 7:20 am

    What a lovely sandwich, and congrats on the new home. Been there, done that, several times. Once, when changing apartments in the same building, the super brought us plates for lunch: bologna sandwiches and potato salad. It was the thought that counted.

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