I love taking leftovers and reworking them into something else.  Fried chicken into chicken salad, symptoms roasted veggies into soup, order tortilla chips and salsa into chilaquiles con huevos and the list goes on.   I learned this from my father who would take the previous nights dinner and make it part of breakfast.  It was completely common to have spaghetti and eggs or enchiladas and eggs in the morning.  I have taken that one step further and turn leftovers not only into breakfast but lunch or dinner.  I know a lot of people do this especially if your a parent or a chef.  I find it to be a fun challenge and really get into it.  You may recall a posting where everything was round.  All leftovers.  If I’ve made you brunch or you’ve come over to a bbq, cure there is a good chance some part of it was a leftover.  My latest is was very simple.  Curried corn that had previously been grilled con on the cob.  I just cut the corn off the cob added curry powder, lime juice, red onion, a seeded jalapeno, salt, pepper and some melted butter.  Simple, easy and a crowd pleaser.
Chicke Curry Salad

The title says it all.  This is a very simple recipe and great in a salad, more about
in a wrap or a sandwich.  Perfect for that summer picnic.  It can also be kept in the fridge for days, so you can make it in advance.

Curry Chicken Salad
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Serves: 4
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 celery rib
  • 1-2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • Sriracha
  • Curry powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for cooking
  1. Cut chicken in to small pieces set aside
  2. Chop celery set aside
  3. Chop onion
  4. Saute onion in frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil
  5. Add a little salt and pepper
  6. When onion starts to caramelize add chicken
  7. Add garlic
  8. Add curry powder(use as much or as little as you want).
  9. Add lemon juice.
  10. Cook till chicken is done(make sure it is done)
  11. Let chicken cool a little before continuing
  12. In a mixing bowl, add chicken, mayo, celery and Sriracha
  13. Sriracha- amount depends on how hot you like it
  14. Salt and pepper to taste
  15. Serve or store for later use
You can add other ingredients too. Like raisins or radishes or cucumbers. Go crazy!!! This can also be made with smoked paprika!