Low-Carb Curried Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Pine Nuts
When we updated the photos for this Low-Carb Curried Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Pine Nuts, we couldn’t stop talking about how delicious it was. Use Salad Recipes to find more low-carb salads like this one!
I’ve been waiting to feature this Low-Carb Curried Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Pine Nuts because in Utah we kept getting rainy weather, so I thought a cold chicken and asparagus salad might be pushing it a bit. But then I noticed when I checked my blog stats that an old collection of The BEST Low-Carb and Keto Salads for Summer Dinners had gone crazy on Pinterest, so I decided at least some of you are ready for salads!
I’m a huge salad fan, and some of my favorite restaurant meals are salads that I order over and over and never get tired of. And when I ate the leftovers from this salad for breakfast the day after we shot the new photos, oh how I wished there was a bit more left over.
For the updated version we used pre-cooked and cut up rotisserie chicken from Costco, which made the salad a lot easier to make. This salad also has asparagus which I know some people don’t have warm fuzzy feelings about, and if you want to try a different veggie, I think barely-blanched sugar snap peas, broccoli, or green beans would also be good. And when we were making this salad to get new photos we switched out the peanuts in the original salad for pine nuts, which were an amazing change!
(Low-Carb Curried Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Pine Nuts was updated with new photos and better instructions in April 2019 and we changed it quite a bit from the original recipe that started with raw chicken breast and used peanuts. Here’s the old Printer Friendly Recipe in case anyone was a fan of the original version.)
How to Make Low-Carb Curried Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Pine Nuts:
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- Cut asparagus on the diagonal into pieces and then blanch in salted water.
- While you’re waiting for water to come to a boil and cooking asparagus, zest the lemon and squeeze the juice. You can use a fine cheese grater if you don’t have a lemon zester (affiliate link).
- Whisk together ingredients to make the curry dressing.
- After three minutes, drain asparagus well.
- Lay out a paper towel on the counter and spread out the asparagus, then cover with another paper towel and blot away as much water as possible.
- Let asparagus cool while you cut up enough cooked chicken to make 4 cups.
- Slice green onions on the diagonal and measure out the pine nuts (or nuts of your choice.)
- Combine diced chicken and asparagus with desired amount of dressing.
- Gently stir in the green onion and pine nuts, season to taste with salt and fresh-ground black pepper, and serve.
We saved a few pine nuts to sprinkle on the top! This can be kept in the fridge for a few hours before serving, and it was still amazing as leftovers when it had been in the fridge overnight, so if you’re cooking for a few people you could certainly double the recipe.
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Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
We used rotisserie chicken breast that comes in a package at Costco which makes the salad extra easy to make! Please use the full amount of sliced green onion; this is so good in the salad! This recipe adapted from The South Beach Diet Taste of Summer Cookbook., although I changed it quite a bit from their recipe.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 4g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 87mg Sodium: 433mg Carbohydrates: 7.5g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 4g Protein: 37g
We used rotisserie chicken breast that comes in a package at Costco which makes the salad extra easy to make! Please use the full amount of sliced green onion; this is so good in the salad!
This recipe adapted from The South Beach Diet Taste of Summer Cookbook., although I changed it quite a bit from their recipe.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Low-Carb Curried Chicken Salad with Asparagus and Pine Nuts would be approved for low-carb diet plans as well as any phase of the South Beach Diet. South Beach would recommend light mayo and other diet plans would prefer the full-fat variety so take your choice on that!
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