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Curry Shredded Chicken Salad

Shredded Chicken

Curry shredded chicken is another recipe that is high protein.  It is grain free and only seasoned with quality ingredients.  It’s extremely versatile and makes for great on-the-go meals.  Shredded chicken salad is best served chilled.  This is perfect if you don’t like to reheat food, like myself.  Chicken salad can be made numerous ways.  The one thing each recipe has in common is the crock-pot shredded chicken.

The Crock-Pot

One of my favorite ways to cook is in the crock-pot!  It is efficient, easy, quick, and always tasty.  The crock-pot was designed for people on-the-go and for those of us that love efficiency.  Shredded chicken is the easiest meal to make in the crockpot.  If you can place chicken breasts in the crock-pot and cover with water then you are qualified to attempt this recipe.

Low and slow is the name of the crock-pot game.

Garam Masala & Curry

Garam masala and curry are popular native Indian spices.  They are both blends of multiple spices.  Garam masala can be made up of up to 10-30 spices!  These spices have a ton of digestive benefits.  Cumin, one of the staple spices in garam masala, has antiallergic, antioxidant, anti-platelet aggregation, and hypoglycemic nutraceutical properties. (Sowbhagya, 2013)  Garam masala is known to help increase and promote digestion according to a study done by the Tropical Gastroenterology. (Kochhar, et al., 1999)  Another extremely important spice I’ve blogged about before is turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin.  Curcumin is best known for its anticancer properties.  It has numerous neurological benefits as well. (Bisht, et al., 2007)  Turmeric is known as the brain boosting herb.  Many of these herbs and spices protect against oxidative stress which ultimately leads to inflammation and disease.

Curry Chicken Salad

Ingredients

Instructions

    The night before:
  1. Place chicken breasts in your Slow Cooker or Crock Pot cover with water and place on low overnight. Salt and pepper is optional.
  2. Next day:
  3. In the morning drain the excess water. Take two forks and "shred the chicken".
  4. Combine spices, salt, and pepper with the "mayo".
  5. Fold mayo mixture into the chicken (do not over stir or you chicken will not appear shredded).
  6. Lastly, fold in raisins and almonds to finish!
  7. Store in a pyrex container and enjoy plain or wrap in a collard green!

Notes

The curry powder and garam masala are a 2:1 ratio per two chicken breasts. Adjust accordingly if you are doubling or tripling a recipe for meal prep!

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References

Bisht, S., Feldmann, G., Soni, S., Ravi, R., Karikar, C., Maitra, A., & Maitra, A. (2007, April 17). Polymeric nanoparticle-encapsulated curcumin (“nanocurcumin”): a novel strategy for human cancer therapy. Retrieved June 08, 2017, from http://jnanobiotechnology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1477-3155-5-3

Kochhar, K. P., Bijlani, R. L., Sachdeva, U., Mahapatra, S. C., Padhy, A. K., & Tandon, R. K. (1999, October). Gastro-intestinal effects of Indian spice mixture (Garam Masala). Retrieved June 08, 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10769605

Sowbhagya, H. B. (2013). Chemistry, technology, and nutraceutical functions of cumin (Cuminum cyminum L): an overview. Retrieved June 08, 2017, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23035918

 

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