Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mango and avocado chicken salad

By Victoria Abbott 

We were looking to change up our chicken salad recipe and we came across mangoes and avocados in the grocery store.  We remembered seeing a recipe for mango chicken salad with lime in the dressing in the paper, but where was that paper?  We could not find it anywhere. “Hmm”, we said. “Our old standby mango salsa might make a good base for that. So let’s see what happens.”

We never found the original but we are grateful to the cook who inspired our version, because we were very happy with the result.  We think you will be too!

Mango Chicken Salad

You will need:


Two large chicken breasts, skin on.
1 mango
1 avocado
3 green onions, white and green parts, sliced fine
½ red pepper, seeded and chopped
Shredded lettuce: we used green leaf lettuce this time
And for the dressing:
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of one lime
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 teaspoon Sriracha or ¼ tsp hot sauce
½ tsp sea salt

All you need to do is:

Bake chicken at 350 for about fifty minutes and cool.  You can do this well in advance. Or you could use a leftover chicken or even faster: rotisserie chicken. Your secret would be safe with us.  Cool and dice your chicken. 

Dice mango.  The little mister has a trick for dicing a mango and it’s like a miracle. Cut your mango in half. Score it like this. 

Push out the sections and cut off the skin

Cut through any that are still attached.  Does this make sense? It's easier than it sounds!

Dice avocado

Shred some lovely fresh lettuce. 

Combine mango, avocado, red pepper, shredded lettuce and chicken in a bowl.  Sorry! Our red pepper was an afterthought, but it adds some punch to the finished product.

Combine dressing in a jar and shake until well blended.   

Toss salad with vinaigrette and serve.

Enjoy!  We hope you can eat this outside to cool off after a warm day.  

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  1. The salad looks so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  2. Thanks, Jen! Glad to have you dropping in so early on a beautiful Saturday morning.



  3. This is my kind of recipe. Yum. All my favorites. I still haven't gotten up the nerve to try Sriracha, but I bet it's just as tasty without it!

    1. You're right, Krista. You could just put a dash of hot sauce or not, depending on your taste. We started with very small amounts, but like it.

      Hugs and thanks!


  4. A marvelously fresh looking and tasting dish. A loaf of crunchy French or Italian bread, some wine, and we are good to go!

    Looking forward to Marsh Madness.

  5. Thanks, Libby! I thought of you and the ripening mangoes in your backyard when I was buying these imports. Our Canadian mangoes are ... well, non-existent!



  6. Looks perfect for a hot day like today!

    1. That's what we thought, Leslie! Thanks.



  7. Love this and love the tip on how to cut mango! Shared on Twitter & Pinterest!! :) Yum!

    ~Daryl / Avery