What is it?

Geflügelsalat is a German chicken salad with mandarins, pineapple and mushrooms.

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Chicken Salad

This chicken salad is a very popular in Germany. People love it as a light snack as well as a addition for every festive buffet.

The salad got very popular in the 70ties when curry was not very known. But the addition of the exotic spice gave the salad the little special something and made it to a posh starter in elegant hotels and on new years eve celebration buffets.

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Chicken Salad Recipe

Chicken Salad - Geflügelsalat

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizers, Salads, Snacks
Cuisine German
Servings 6 portions
Calories 408 kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken breast
  • 16 oz. orange mandarins
  • 16 oz. pineapple chunks
  • 14 oz. mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp. juice from mandarins
  • 2 tbsp. heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. mild yellow curry
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook chicken breast, let cool completely and cube into bite sized pieces.
  • Drain pineapples, mandarins, and mushrooms. Save about 4 tbsp. of mandarin juice.
  • To a large bowl add sour cream, mayonnaise, mandarin juice, heavy cream, curry, and mix well.
  • Add chicken cubes, mandarins, pineapple chunks, mushrooms, and mix.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve on some salad leaves and toast as a side.


Add some chopped walnuts to the salad to give it a little crunch.