Peachy Chicken Salad

Peach Chicken Salad

I wanted to make a salad that celebrated peaches, because the peaches have been so good this year, we just can’t get enough of them! They are firm, juicy and incredibly flavorful. I’ve been buying them at either our local farmer’s market or a local orchard store, both have really good prices for organic peaches. It is important to buy organically grown peaches if you can, because peaches come in #4 on the dirty dozen list of fruits/vegetables with the highest pesticide residues.

It’s funny that I felt like celebrating the peach, because little did I know, August is National Peach Month (who knew?!)

This recipe is based on one by the same name in The Primal Blueprint Cookbook. I upped the curry flavor a little more than what the original recipe called for, but if you like curry, it could easily take even more. The original also called for 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves. This gave barely a hint of clove, and I wasn’t that wild about it, so I have left it out of my version of the recipe. This is a very tasty salad, one that we would definitely make again!

Peachy Chicken Salad

2 cups diced chicken breast meat (about 1 pound uncooked)
2 medium peaches, diced (peeling optional)
2 ribs celery, diced
A handful of crispy almonds, chopped

Dressing:
¼ cup homemade mayo
½ teaspoon unfiltered apple cider vinegar (preferably raw)
2 tablespoons orange juice, freshly squeezed
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
½-1 teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt

1. Add the chicken, peaches, celery and almonds into a bowl.
2. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a measuring cup or small bowl and pour over the chicken mixture.
3. Carefully mix in the dressing. Either serve immediately or refrigerate for later.

Linking to: Summer Salad Sundays, Souper Sundays @ Kahakai KitchenMonday ManiaMelt in Your Mouth MondayMade From Scratch MondayThe Morris TribeMake Your Own Mondays, Homestead BarnhopReal Food Wednesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Healthy 2day WednesdaysFull Plate Thursdays, Tastetastic ThursdayKeep it Real Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter ThursdaysFreaky Friday, Fresh Bites FridayFoodie Friday, Fit and Fabulous FridaysGAPS Friendly FridaysFill Those Jars Friday

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19 Responses to Peachy Chicken Salad

  1. That looks delicious! What a great salad to make during peach season. I think that’s going to have to go on my menu this week. Thanks!

  2. A unique and delicious combination of ingredients–perfect for peach month. ;-) Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays.

  3. What a refreshing looking salad! Our peaches around here have been shameful, or the price has been outrageous! I seriously had plans of making peach butter this summer but it didn’t work out quite as planned so maybe next year. Hoping that the peaches on my trees won’t get knocked off by a late freeze as they did this year :( Bookmarking this recipe for sure! One question: I tend to enjoy the taste of cloves in a recipe…did you recommend leaving it out because you don’t care for the taste? or was it not complimentary to the rest of the ingredients? Thanks for sharing in our linky this week!

    • Debbie says:

      Hi Mary, apologies for the delay in replying to your question. When I made this recipe I used the 1/8 tsp. cloves as the original recipe directed. However I could barely taste it, and I didn’t like it that much. But if you like the clove taste, then definitely add it, and probably try using a bit more than 1/8 tsp.

  4. Hi Debbie! I just launched a new real food blog carnival called Fill Those Jars Friday. I’d love to have you come stop by and share this recipe on it: http://toomanyjarsinmykitchen.com/2012/08/10/fill-those-jars-friday-august-10-2012/

    See you there!
    Mindy

  5. Diane Balch says:

    Great idea for peach season and I like the citrus flavor from the orange juice. Thanks for sharing this salad on foodie friday.

  6. This recipe looks delicious! Really. Really. Good. I like chicken salads with a little sweetness (my favorite is chicken, cooked carrots, lime, and coconut oil mayo)

    Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2day Wednesaday. Hope to see you back next Wednesday.

  7. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  8. What a lovely seasonal salad. I really like the almonds in it, and the dressing sounds delicious.

  9. That looks terrific! Thanks for sharing!

  10. AleaMilham says:

    I love chicken salad! Adding peaches was a brilliant and delicious decision! I am featuring this on the H&S Hop this week.

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  14. Amee says:

    Such a unique twist on traditional chicken salad! Love it! Thank you for sharing at Fit and Fabulous Fridays!!

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