Lemongrass Coconut Curry Chicken Salad

June 04, 2021

Lately, I've been doing a little bit of updating around the house. Freshening up spaces to breathe a little bit of life into them.

Most of them truly need a fix after decades of use.

But some of the changes are purely for my amusement.

Curry Chicken Salad

I crave a new look. A new view. A new routine.

And frankly, sometimes I feel that way about my home online, as well.

I've been blogging for over eight years now and besides the visual update, I made here last year, my patterns have been pretty rote.

I've focused mainly on my home. My crafts, DIYs and decor.

Occasionally, I toss in a story and even more randomly there's a fashion or food post.


As the days tick by, things change.

My interests change.

My skills morphe and grow.

Lately, we're cooking more and, believe it or not, I'm beginning to enjoy it a teeny, tiny bit.
Food, Fashion And Fun Finds Friday

I'm also playing with fashion. Repurposing, redesigning and upcycling pieces.

It's not really a stretch, I mean in college I was supposed to go to FIT for fashion design before I changed majors.

And when the kids were small, I was the costume mistress for a local theater group. Returning to my roots, I suppose.

And frankly, your interests have changed a bit, as well.

For example, in the early years, everyone just oohed and ahhed when I shared. They left nice comments and then moved on.

Today, I get comments and contact forms requests, direct messages and email responses to my newsletter. There are still a number of lovely oohs and ahhs, just like in the old days, but then there are the others.

The others who are looking for answers.

They want more details about the DIYs, measurements or procedure, since they're actually trying to replicate my project.

Those are my favorite type of correspondence. I'm always completely flattered and blown away that I've inspired another DIYer. Big smiles over here for sure.

Then I get other messages from people wanting to know where I found a particular item or if I could recommend something similar.

{Like my new white tulip wreath}

White Tulip Wreath

The two way conversation is glorious. I adore it.

The combination of the two started my wheels turning and I thought maybe, just maybe, I could start sharing a little more of those topics.

Food, fashion and maybe occasionally, a few fun finds - like these. And I'd do it on Fridays, well, because it just sounds best on that day. Alliteration and all.

So today, I'm going to kick it off with a quick recipe that comes to us via my husband. The guy is multi-talented.

In between his painting and gardening and wallpaper hanging, occasionally he eats. Have you tried his pulled pork?

This is another one of his favorites and it's, of course, super easy.

Let's face it, that's one thing around here that will never change!

Lemongrass  Coconut Curry Chicken Salad Recipe

Lemongrass Coconut Curry Chicken Salad

As usual, this is really more of a guideline than a true recipe. You can add seasonings to taste and even substitute the lemongrass curry for a different variety.

Whatever floats your culinary boat.


We found this blend at HomeGoods. I searched online but couldn't find anything similar. However, you can get the spices separately. 

Coconut curry
Lemongrass spice
Cooked chicken breast
Shredded cheddar cheese

There's no magic here. Just rinse and chop up the tomatoes and spinach.

Spinach in A Bag

The smaller the pieces the better. Place them in a bowl. Mine is red. Surprised? 

I didn't think so.

Then chop up the chicken and add it to the mix.

Stir in some mayo, some shredded cheddar and your curry spices to taste and you're done.

Mixed Spice Blend

It's a quick chicken salad that's great for any time of the year, but especially summertime.

And it goes without saying that you can enjoy it on any day of the week.

Lemongrass Coconut Curry Chicken Salad

Even a Friday.

Are you a curry fan?

Here are a few more easy chicken recipes:

Chicken Francaise
Chicken Pizzaiola
Chicken Nuggets

  1. How lucky you are that your hubby is a good cook! This recipe sounds so good. I'm a big fan of curry. This is duly copied!

    1. Truth be told, Mari, he enjoys cooking way more than I do!! I'm such a bland eater, but I know a lot of people enjoy spice, so I'm happy I shared now, since you think it's a hit.
      Enjoy the weekend!

  2. YUM!!! I do enjoy curry, chicken, spinach and tomatoes!!! This sounds good.

    1. Thanks Carla! He’s a really good chef.

  3. I love curry! I will have to try this.

    PS: I had no idea that you used to be a costume mistress. "Costume mistress" sounds fun, glamorous and a little suggestive all at the same time.

    1. I'm so glad, Briana! I did love working on the costumes. It was a very fun job and there was a little bit of glamour, but only for the actors. I was just the girl with the needle and thread. 😌

  4. Sounds good, and I just happen ;^) to have a red bowl to make it in, AND to serve it in :-)
    Blessings, J

  5. This sounds so good. I never heard of Lemongrass, coconut and curry spices together. Sounds delish. Yay for your hubby. I am going to try this. I love sometimes just having a salad with some kind of chicken thrown in for the summer months. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday and have a great weekend. xoxo

  6. That looks delicious. I think you should share whatever you love because chances are we’ll love it too. 😍

  7. I'm always looking for new ways to make a salad with chicken, both of which are staples here at AJC. This recipe sounds good, Kim. Thanks for sharing. And kudos to your amazing, talented husband for coming up with such a delish dish (your alliteration is contagious.) Enjoy the weekend. Hugs.

  8. I hope I get more interested in cooking at some point, but I just have so many more fun things to do 🤣. I am very interested in the redesigning and repurposing clothing, can't wait to see what you do.

  9. I love curry and always add curry spice to my chicken salad! This recipe sounds very good!

  10. How nice to have your husband make a salad like this Kim! We love salads here and this one sounds just perfect for the summer. Thanks for the recipe and I will have to look around for these spices. I am looking forward to this new series of yours Kim.

  11. I am ready for some different flavors instead of the same old same old, so this sounds intriguing!

  12. Kim, you are such a busy lady and, it seems, you always have been. I like where you are going with this and the salad looks and sounds delicious. Always good on hot summer days. Will be looking forward to Fridays from now on..Have a great week..xxoJudy

  13. This chicken salad sounds delicious! I've made chicken salad with regular curry before, but not with the hints of lemongrass and coconut. Wonder how you could replicate that? I'm thinking chopped fresh lemongrass (some supermarkets have it, or if you're lucky enough to have an Indian grocery store near you, they would probably have it) and maybe a little bit of shredded unsweetened coconut flakes.

    Have a great week!

  14. I think it is great that you are sharing recipes. Have fun cooking, Kim. xo Laura

  15. This sounds really good but we don't like curry. Can you ask hubby what I can use as a substitute? He is one handy man. Horrible joke, was trying to be cute.

  16. Kim, it is nice that you have continued blogging and have not given it up despite the changes in social media. It is so true that at about ten years things need replacing or refreshing as I am experiencing that with broken appliances. I love clothes too. Reinventing is always an adventure and the format you chose looks and sounds great! I still complete many many projects, but I gave up writing about them, so thank you for leaving a comment, after my abandonment of blogs for so long. I thought my recent post, and only post within a year, might help someone in the desert or someone thinking about chickens in general. Have a great rest of your week!

  17. We quite often enjoy a curry ... they are yummy :)

    All the best Jan

  18. I had to smile reading this. My hubby is the cook in our house too and he does it waaaaaay better than I ever will :D I'll be sharing this bit of yumminess with him, so next time he makes one of his beer butt chickens we can use the leftovers for a curry infused salad. It sounds divine


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