Curried Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Recipe Description

From my Great Aunt Ludie's Collection. The notation on card said this was a family favorite. Dated 1932.


  • 3 pounds Chicken
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 parsley stalk
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 green bell pepper|green pepper, finely shred
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely shred
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, finely shred
  • 8 ounces bow tie Pasta, cooked
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 small Onion finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1-tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 3 tablespoon curry flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-teaspoon salt


  1. Poach Chicken by placing in a large pot with enough cold water to barely cover.
  2. Add peppercorns, bay leaf, parsley, thyme, Onion, carrot and celery cut into quarters.
  3. Bring to a bare boil with lid on; reduce heat to low and simmer for 50 minutes.
  4. Cool in poaching liquid, then drain, skin and shred.
  5. To make curry flavoring, soften diced Onion in hot oil, then add curry powder and cook over medium-high heat for a further 3 minutes.
  6. Add wine and water.
  7. Boil rapidly until reduced to about 3 tablespoons.
  8. Strain and let cool.
  9. Prepare curry Mayonnaise by combining all ingredients until smooth.
  10. Place peppers in a large bowl (reserving a little for garnish), with Chicken, Pasta, salt, pepper and curry Mayonnaise.
  11. Mix gently until well coated.
  12. If Mayonnaise mixture is too thick, add warm water gradually until a smooth consistency is attained.
  13. Place a portion of salad on bed of spinach and sprinkle reserved peppers on top.
  14. Assemble just before serving, as the Mayonnaise quickly loses its fresh look.
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