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Sunday, 29 January 2023

Recipe: Curried chicken salad wraps

Curry powder is a guaranteed way to amp up the flavour in any recipe, but did you know that it also has some pretty powerful health benefits?

One of the main spices in curry powder blends is turmeric, which contains a pigment called curcumin – curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Other spices found in curry powder include chilli pepper, coriander, black pepper, fenugreek, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and fennel seeds. Bonus points: typically, curry powder doesn’t contain salt – this makes it a great way to enhance the flavour in your cooking without adding sodium.

The ideal blend of sweet, savoury, spicy, and sour flavours, these curried chicken salad wraps are a great addition to your recipe rotation. Okay, let’s get to it!


  • 190 g chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • ⅓ cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup diced apples
  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt or (coconut plain yoghurt)
  • 1½ tbsp Dijon mustard (or any mustard of choice)
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ cup shredded red (or white) cabbage
  • 1 whole wheat tortilla (20cm)


  1. Add the raw chicken thighs to a pot of boiling water (seasoning the water with salt). Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through (your chicken should be white throughout). Drain and allow to cool.
  2. Once cool, dice the chicken and add it to a bowl with celery, apples, yoghurt, mustard and curry powder – mix well until the ingredients are fully incorporated. Taste and add salt or other seasonings if needed/desired.
  3. Portion the cabbage and chicken salad into containers, keeping them separate. When you’re ready to eat, assemble the wrap by adding cabbage and chicken salad*.

*If you need to build your wrap ahead of time, it can be made and stored in the refrigerator for a day.

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Diana Cosovan owns and operates her own gym, called ‘JumpFit Training’ where she hosts HIITstep classes, Kangoo Jumps, boot camps, and other group fitness classes each week.

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