Curried Chicken Salad

Photo: Erin Kunkel

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A Most Mellow Curry
Why it's good the first night: Chicken salad in a zippy curry dressing is so versatile: You can make it part of a larger buffet or serve it as a main lunch or dinner course, scooping it into cups of Bibb lettuce or layering it between slices of toasted flatbread.

Why it's even better the next day: If you make a curry or curried salad and eat it the same night, you'll taste the cumin, the cayenne, the garam masala, the ginger and the turmeric individually. Come back 12 to 24 hours later, though, and the flavors will have melded, resulting in a smooth, savory and robust-tasting dish.

Get the recipe: Curried Chicken Salad