Homemade chicken curry spread

super easy


Anyone who’s ever lived or visited Belgium, knows that there is one type of lunch we are mad for: ‘Smoskes’. It is a Flemish term for a roll or a piece of French baguette topped with various types of salads or spreads. A typical one has mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced carrot, cucumbers, and a hard-boiled egg. You can then add meat or cheese on top.

One of my personal favorite toppings is something quite different though: chicken curry. I have made this a couple of times at home before but never found delicious chicken curry spread in the shops. So I just decided to make it myself. And boy did it pay off!

Ever since moving to Ireland I’ve been making it quite a lot. It’s not something you’ll ever find in a store here. I have seen egg salad, coronation chicken, and chicken stuffing quite often, but nothing has been able to beat chicken curry just yet!

By making it yourself you can make sure there are actually enough pieces of chicken. – I usually end up with a lot of sauce and barely any chicken when I buy it in a store. – And you can tweak the flavours to your liking: more mustard, more curry, .. It does take a while to make but it is so worth it.

For this recipe I used a whole chicken (around 1.5 kg), but if you don’t want to make as big as a portion as me, you can just use chicken filets and reduce the other ingredients accordingly.

Homemade chicken curry spread

Homemade curry chicken salad for sandwiches

Homemade chicken curry spread
Homemade chicken curry spread



Adjust Servings
1 large chicken
20tablespoons mayonnaise
4tablespoons mild mustard
25g fresh parsley
2 cloves of garlic
10teaspoons turmeric
15teaspoons curry powder
3 vegetable stock cubes or fresh veggies such as onion, carrot, leek, celery, ..


Put a large pot of warm water with the veggie cubes on high heat until it boils.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the whole chicken, make sure there's enough water to cover the entire chicken.
Put the lid on it and let it simmer until your chicken is cooked through. It took me a little over an hour to get the whole chicken done, but the easiest way to tell if your chicken is completely done, is to simply take it out, and see if you can easily get the meat of the bones. If it takes a bit of effort and cutting, put it back in for another 15-20 minutes. The meat will come off easily or even simply fall off the bones when it's ready.
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Cut up the parsley and garlic in small pieces while you wait.
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Once your chicken is done, cut it up in small pieces and let it cool down.
You can use the broth that's left for some soup, don't just throw it away!
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Next up is the delicious curry sauce to go along with the chicken!
This step is fairly easy, it's basically just you're good old "spoon and stir" technique. Take a large bowl, add half the chicken, half of the parsley and garlic, half of the mayonnaise, mustard, turmeric and curry powder.
Stir it all in very well and then just add all the remaining ingredients and stir again.
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One final tip I can give you, is to serve it along with some pineapple and watercress or rocket salad.


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