Anti-inflammatory Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

Anti-inflammatory Curried Chicken Salad Recipe

When you have lupus it is important to eat a diet rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. This anti-inflammatory curried chicken salad recipe is full of fruits and vegetables, and rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants, like Vitamin C, can stop free radicals from damaging cells. Vitamin C also supports the immune system.

You might also enjoy these  from the anti-inflammatory diet tips from Dr. Weil.




Learn more about free radicals and antioxidants from the National Cancer Institute. Here’s a sneak peek: Free radicals are highly toxic chemicals that can damage cells. They are formed naturally in the body. At high concentrations they can harm the body. This damage may play a role in cancer and other illnesses. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals preventing them from causing damage while anti-inflammatory foods can help reduce inflammation.

Check out this antioxidant fruit and vegetable chart

Curry, onions, citrus fruit, apples, and raisins are all foods rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. Curry, onion, and coconut are also considered superfoods. Research shows that eating curry may reduce dementia, Alzheimer’s, and cancer risks. Many foods, like mint and curry, have both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Sticking to a diet low in grains, like a Paleo Diet, may be beneficial to control inflammation.


 How to Make Curried Chicken Salad Recipe


1 small white onion, sliced
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp. curry powder, divided
1/2 clove garlic, finely diced
1/4 cup orange juice (freshly squeeze one orange)
1 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup diced apple (Granny Smith)
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 tbs. sweetened, flaked coconut, divided (fresh)
1/2 bunch mint leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup light mayonnaise


Preheat oven to 400°F.
Arrange onion slices on the bottom of a medium, glass baking dish.
Place chicken in baking dish and sprinkle with curry and diced garlic
Drizzle orange juice on chicken.
Bake for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
When cool, cut into bite-sized pieces.
In a medium bowl, mix chicken, mandarin oranges, green onions, apples, and 1 tablespoon of coconut.
Stir in mayonnaise.
Pour into serving bowl and top with remaining coconut and chopped mint.

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One comment

  1. Lori Pope says:

    Sugar is a very bad thing for lupus patients as this auto immune disease can be put into remission by healing the gut of candida/yeast which feeds off of sugar. This recipe should be redone to eliminate the sugar (no oranges, no orange juice, no raisins, and use unsweetened coconut flakes). Sweatness can be added if desired with liquid stevia drops or raw coconut aminos.

    I am in remission and drug-free because I have cured my body of candida and continue to maintain a strict nutritional regimen. Thanks to Ann Boroch for her protocol!! Life is so wonderful now with zero flareups. Lupus News should really start promoting this. I’m happy to help as well.

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