Curry Chicken Salad (aka California Chicken Salad)

An old, old recipe from House of Grace in my hometown of Paducah, Ky.  We all loved going there during the 70’s and 80’s to eat Curtis Grace’s good food.  His restaurant has moved, but he’s still there cooking for the locals.  

Cook two chicken breasts, or use four large chicken thighs which have so much more flavor.    When cool, shred.

In a saucepan, melt a half stick of butter.  Let cool.  Stir in 1 cup of mayo, 1/8 cup chopped parsley, 1/4 tsp curry powder, 1/4 tsp garlic, pinch of marjoram, salt and pepper to taste.  Heat together.

When ready to serve, put chicken on lettuce bed and spoon mayo mixture on top.  Sprinkle with slivered almonds or chopped pecans.  Makes 4 salads.



2 thoughts on “Curry Chicken Salad (aka California Chicken Salad)

  1. Elizabeth Herndon

    I’m from Murray. House of Grace California Chicken Salad is the BEST!!!

  2. Kelly Hudspeth

    I just happened on your recipe while searching for amounts for this salad dressing, I’m preparing for a wedding reception this weekend. When I read “House of Grace” I was pleasantly surprised. Delighted to see our sweet town and restaurant remembered so fondly! I eat there frequently.

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