Curry Chicken Salad with Antioxidants

Curry Chicken Salad with Antioxidants

When you have pulmonary fibrosis, it is important to eat a healthy and balanced diet. Diets rich in anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants can improve your well-being. This curry chicken salad is full of fruits and vegetables, loaded with antioxidants, and the curry acts as both an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Antioxidants, like vitamin C, can stop free radicals from damaging cells. Vitamin C supports the immune system.

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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 Curry Chicken Salad with Antioxidants

Ingredients

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

Directions

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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2 comments

  1. J. Turbes-Shaw says:

    Great salad! But what do you want me to do with the raisins? I plumped them and simply added them to the final mix, along with some chopped walnuts. I hope that was the plan…

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