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Curry Chicken Salad with Melon & Almonds

This flavorful chicken salad is loaded with water chestnuts, grapes, melon balls and almonds for a refreshing take on a classic.
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Keyword almond, chicken, curry, curry powder, melon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 260kcal


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • cups chopped, cooked chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup chopped canned water chestnuts
  • 1 cup halved seedless grapes
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups medium melon balls, cantaloupe and honeydew
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, I use Diamond of California Almonds


  • In a small bowl stir together the mayonnaise, curry powder, lemon zest, lemon juice and soy sauce until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl stir together chicken, water chestnuts, grapes, celery and mayonnaise mixture. Season with salt and pepper then gently mix in the melon balls and almonds.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 524mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg