Farro and Chicken Curried Salad

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farro chicken curried salad seasoning victoria gourmet recipe


2 tablespoons Curry Seasoning
1/2 -1 teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
2 cups farro, freekeh, or wheat berries
¼ cup olive oil
6 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 cup pea pods, halved
½ cup almonds, toasted, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 red onion, thinly sliced and cut in half
3 cups shredded cooked chicken (from 1 rotisserie chicken)
2 cups baby arugula
1 cup parsley, roughly chopped
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cook Time: 
40 minutes
Resting Time: 
30 minutes
Total Time: 
1 hour, 15 minutes
Serving size: 


1. Place farro in a medium pot with enough water to cover by 1 1/2 inches. Bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until farro is tender and water is mostly absorbed, about 25 - 30 minutes.
3. Drain; place in a large mixing bowl.
4. In the same saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in curry and red pepper flakes, stir until fragrant about 2 minutes. (Add more red pepper flakes depending on your heat preference)
5. Stir in carrots and onions, season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes.
6. Add in the vinegar to the carrot- onion mixtire and stir until evaporated, 1–2 minutes.
7. Add carrot-onion mixture to farro. Stir to combine. Cool for 30 minutes.
8. Add the shredded chicken, arugula, parsley, pea pods, and almonds to farro mixture; toss to combine. This dish can be made ahead and chilled for 1 hour.


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Recipe Tip:
To make ahead: the farro can be made and refrigerated 3 days ahead. Add in the chicken, arugula, parsley, pea pods, and almonds just before serving.
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