Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich Recipe

Chicken curry salad sandwich on pita bread made with a melody of flavors; curry spice and simple seasonings complemented by tart dried cranberries and sweet chunks of pears in this sandwich recipe.

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Curried Chicken Pita Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

Curried Chicken

Time for a menu re-set around here! We’ve been partying non-stop for a few weeks now. We’ve been celebrating birthdays and in this family it’s non-stop this time of year.

You know the saying you ARE what you eat?! Well, right now I’m chocolate cake! because when you have homemade cake for weeks in the house, it’s only natural to grab a fork grabbing bites for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Alan and our kids planned a surprise party for me, and wow, they sure did a great job! The theme was Octoberfest, which was so clever since we are right on the heels of the event (Germany celebrates in September).

They shared with me that the celebration had to have a theme!

I’m so glad they didn’t choose the black theme of death or “over the hill” theme to celebrate my birthday! Lol

I feel blessed and happy to be fifty. Maybe I’m still in shock. I’m not sure, but I do know that I have so much love in my life and lots to be grateful for.

So I choose to keep my glass half full!

Curried Chicken Pita Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

My family spruced up Ashley’s house where the party was at with bright blue and white Oktoberfest décor, and then catered a full German menu from the one authentic restaurant we have in town.

Schnitzel, brats, spätzle…the works, plus a variety of beverages, including a keg of beer, which hasn’t been our way of buying or serving beer since college!  

AND don’t let me forget to tell you about the cake! My mom made a giant chocolate cake rimed with toasted coconut and pecans.

NOW you really understand my need to get my diet back on track!

This pita sandwich is the perfect step in the right direction to eating healthier.

The creamy base of this chicken salad is Greek yogurt, which adds another dose of delicious protein with the chicken.  

The cranberries and pears really taste scrumptious with the spice of the curry.

You could add some toasted almonds for another layer of flavor and a healthy dose of fats.

Curried Chicken Pita Sandwich - The Foodie Affair
Curried Chicken Pita Sandwich - The Foodie Affair

Curried Chicken Recipe

Wonderful melody of flavors of curry spice complemented by the tart cranberries and sweet chunks of pears in this chicken sandwich. Enjoy with any type of bread or over a bed of salad.
5 from 18 votes
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Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, sandwich
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 3 chicken breasts cooked and diced
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 large pear diced
  • 4-5 Whole wheat pita breads cut in half


  • Combine yogurt, honey mustard, and curry powder in a large bowl. Add diced chicken, pear, and cranberries; toss to combine.
  • Fill each pita half with chicken mixture.


Serve over salad, wrap in a tortilla, in a sandwich or serve as a dip with pita chips.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 353mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g


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    1. It’s definitely one of my favorite birthdays! Thanks, Jen!! The pear is a nice surprise of sweetness when you bite into it, since it blends with the chicken and you’re not expecting it!

  1. Happy Birthday Sandra! We have 3 birthdays in September always such a busy time for us too! I hope you had a wonderful 2 weeks and just letting you know cake for breakfast is totally normal… However for lunch would love to try this curried chicken pita sandwich.

  2. Happy 50th Sandra and it sounds like you had a great night of celebration. How amazing your family was able to keep it a complete surprise. The theme sounds like lots of fun. Your pita sandwich looks like it’s packed with flavour but I would have loved to have seen your chocolate birthday cake xx

    1. Hi Charlie! They did an amazing job keeping it a secret along with so many of my friends! I had no clue. It was a lot of fun and nice that I didn’t worry about a thing 🙂

  3. Belated happy birthday my friend! Hope you had a wonderful surprise party so sweet 😀
    Delicious fresh pita sandwich, now I know my lunch inspiration!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. A belated happy birthday to you! My hubby threw a surprise 50th for me, too…and thank goodness he consulted a few of my friends for help or who knows what he would have come up with. Sounds like you had a blast! I love your chicken salad…a bit of curry is perfect as is adding in some dried cranberries 🙂

    1. Thank you, Liz! My husband asked me a few months ago if I wanted a party for my 50th and I said, no, not particularly, so I thought the idea was squashed. Had I known, there is no way I would have been able to keep out of the kitchen 😉