Curry Chicken Pasta Salad


Good for lunch or dinner, this warm-weather pasta salad is a complete meal when served over a bed of lettuce with a side of fresh sliced garden tomatoes and warm garlic breadsticks. I usually add more curry powder than the recipe calls for.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 5 chicken breast halves

  • 1 (8 ounce) package pasta shells

  • 1 cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise

  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder, or more to taste

  • ½ (10 ounce) package frozen peas, thawed

  • 4 radishes, sliced

  • 2 green onions, sliced


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook chicken breasts in the boiling water until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 12 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Rinse chicken in cold water to cool, cut into small chunks, and refrigerate to cool completely.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook shell pasta in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain. Rinse pasta with cold water until cool; drain.

  3. Stir mayonnaise, yogurt, and curry powder together in a large bowl. Add cold chicken, cold pasta, peas, radish slices, and green onion slices; stir to combine.

  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

405 Calories
18g Fat
38g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 364mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 346mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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