Curry Mango Chicken Salad

Curry Mango Chicken Salad

Curry Mango Chicken Salad

spiced chicken with diced mangos, green peas & zante currants in a curry-cream dressing

Our protein packed (42g) Curry Mango Chicken Salad boasts curry-spiced diced chicken, parmesan cheese, chopped red onion and green peas with sweet mango chunks and zante currants — all in a creamy dressing for an easy cool-water-prep trail lunch.

With the equivalent of 1/3 pound of fresh chicken, this hearty lunch can be enjoyed straight from the pouch or paired with a BYO-Bread-product of your choice!

4.17 fork rating
(from 227 fork ratings)


  • 1 Serving Meal
  • Dietary Considerations:  meat dish (chicken)
    • 420 calories
    • 42 g protein
    • equivalent to 1/3 lb of fresh chicken
  • Meal Net Weight:  3.2 oz | 90 g     
  • Meal Includes:  seasoned chicken salad mix with fruit & veggies;  mayonnaise packets
  • Required:  cool water
  • Recommended:  long-handled spoon; 2-3 tortillas


Cooking method
just add water
Water required
5 ounces
cool water
Cook time
15 minutes
8 ounces
Bring your own
tortillas or hearty crackers

Cooking instructions

condiment packet and natural clay desiccant.
5 oz (148 ml) of cool water to the pouch and stir.
air from pouch; seal and lay flat.
for 5 minutes - flipping over occasionally.

in mayo.

an additional 10 minutes.


your Curry Mango Chicken Salad on its own or as a wrap in a BYO-tortilla!

Ingredients & Nutrition

Chicken (white chicken meat, salt), Mayonnaise (soybean oil, water, eggs, vinegar, egg yolks, lemon juice, salt sugar, dried onions, dried garlic, paprika, natural flavor, calcium disodium), Currants (grapes, sunflower oil), Mangos, Parmesan Cheese (partially skim milk, cultures, salt, enzymes, disodium phosphate), Green Bell Pepper, Peas, Curry Powder (coriander, curry powder [cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, fenugreek, pepper, mustard , salt]), Blackened Spice (spices, salt, onion, garlic), Ranch Dressing (buttermilk powder, garlic, onion, chicken base [salt, whey, sugar, soybean oil, vegetable protein, corn, soy, wheat, chicken, turmeric, yeast extract, maltodextrin, gelatin, celery, garlic], pepper, salt, chives), Red Pepper Spice, Onion Powder, Sea Salt, Garlic Powder, Lemon Juice (corn syrup, lemon juice, lemon oil), Celery, White Onion, Black Pepper, Shallots, Chives
Special Notes:

CONTAINS: Egg, Milk, Soy, Wheat


Customer Reviews

4.17 fork rating
(from 227 fork ratings)

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by Thomas Jessup
This is a very good, very easy lunch. We added the water and went for a bike ride on the Maple Highlands Trail in Ohio, then stopped along the way for a bite to eat. The ingredients re-hydrated perfectly, and we wrapped it up in some tortilla shells we brought along. Will buy this one again.

by Lori Jacobs
Great flavor and texture, easy to prepare and plenty to share. Everybody that i backpack with wants a bite and then proclaims it FANTASTIC. This is by and far my favorite lunch on the trail!

by Brad Lindstrom
Wonderful! Tastes like something you would get at some fancy bistro. Terrific meal!

by Ara Dill Dill
Outstanding! Packit Gourmet continues to impress me. I won't hit the trail out meals from them.

by Amanda Friedrich
I didn't really notice the mango, but this was delicious. There was just enough spice and it went great with the crackers we brought with us to munch on.

by Heather Baiman
This is delicious. Reconstituted perfectly and the currants and peas are a nice touch. I personally didn't notice the mango. I used only one mayo packet and ate this with three small soft flour tortillas.

by Mike Gardner
After suffering through many of the more commercially available freeze dried meals, I am so happy to have found Pack It Gourmet! Although I agree with the other reviewers about there not being a noticeable mango flavor, it was delicious none the less. I highly recommend!

by Denise Stevens
This is one of my fav trail lunches. I prep it in the morning by putting the chicken & cool water in a small container with a screw top. Let it cold soak while in my pack while I hike. By lunchtime, the water is absorbed. Just add in the mayo packet & enjoy! Easy peasy!

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Press articles

Break from the uninspired trail meal and reach for this modern twist on chicken salad. "I loved the big, juicy hunks of meat with peas and currants, seasoned with mango and fragrant curry powder," says one tester, who rehydrated this cold-water-prep wrap on-trail in Washington's Wenatchee Mountains. "I stopped for one minute to add water to the bag so it would rehydrate while I hiked. Twenty minutes later, I sat down for a gourmet lunch." Mix in the included packet of ranch dressing to add creaminess - and an extra 11 grams of fat per serving. Great for chilly weather. BYO bread or tortilla.

— Backpacker Magazine Spring Gear Guide, April 2013

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