Sweet Curry Chicken Melon Salad

  • Yield: 6 servings


4pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/4cup water
4cups cubed mixed melon (cantaloupe, honeydew, red and yellow watermelon)
1medium sweet red pepper, jukienned
1cup red seedless grapes, divided
3/4cup mayonnaise
2tablespoons brown sugar
4tablespoons finely chopped cilantro, divided
1teaspoon mild curry powder
1teaspoon ground ginger
1tablespoon fresh lime juice
4leaves Butter leaf lettuce
4leaves red leaf lettuce
1medium avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
2whole limes; 1 cut in wedges, 1 tablespoon zest
1cup chopped walnuts


In large nonstick pan, place water over medium-high heat. Add chicken,
cover and cook about 15 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with
ease. Cool chicken and cut into cubes. In colander, mix together melon, red
pepper and grapes, reserving 12 of grapes for garnish. In large bowl, mix
together mayonnaise, sugar, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, curry, ginger and
lime juice. Add chicken and gently toss to coat well. On serving plate, arrange
lettuce, alternating butter and red lettuce leaves. Place fruit mixture around
edge of dish and chicken mixture in center. Sprinkle with remaining 2
tablespoons cilantro, lime zest and walnuts. Garnish with avocado slices, lime
wedges and clusters of reserved grapes.