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Grilled Chicken Summer Salad with Mango

by Aggies Kitchen on June 4, 2012

Today’s salad is another Instagram inspired meal (like this one). I caught a glimpse of this Tropical Shrimp Salad from an Instagram friend The Foodie Physician one evening and instantly fell in love. Now, it’s pretty obvious that my salad isn’t exactly like Sonali’s. I basically used her marinade and dressing recipes with what I had on hand and this grilled chicken salad was born.

The minute shrimp, avocado and mango are in my house at the same time, her salad is happening, that’s a promise. But in the meantime…

I so love colorful food. What’s not to love, especially knowing that eating the colors of the rainbow is nothing but good for you in so many ways? This Grilled Chicken Summer Salad with Mango recipe was enjoyed by my husband and I for two nights in a row for dinner. (The kids ate the grilled chicken breast on it’s own with a deconstructed salad of sorts.) If you have chicken leftover, turn this salad into a sandwich or pita the next day!

This salad is full of goodness, people. Enjoy!


Grilled Chicken Summer Salad with Mango

Healthy, delicious and perfect for summer! Recipe adapted from this wonderful Tropical Shrimp Salad from The Foodie Physician

Ingredients

  • For salad (adjust quantities to your liking):
  • mixed spring greens
  • sliced red, orange, and/or yellow sweet peppers
  • sliced mango
  • crumbled goat cheese
  • sliced almonds
  • For chicken marinade:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons minced chipotles in adobo
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • big pinch salt and pepper
  • For dressing:
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced chipotles in adobo (or you could just use sauce from can)
  • 2 teaspoons agave (or honey)
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 3 tablespoons light olive, canola or vegetable oil
  • big pinch salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. To marinade chicken, add chicken along with ingredients for marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Massage marinade into chicken breasts gently until the chicken is completely covered in marinade. Chill for about 30 minutes.
  2. When ready to grill, place chicken breasts onto heated grill over medium heat. Cook for about 7 minutes or until chicken comes off the grill easily and you can see grill marks. Flip over and cook for another 7 minutes (depending on thickness this can differ for each piece of chicken). Take chicken off grill and let rest (to test for doneness use a meat thermometer to check temperature or use the touch test, which is what I do). Don't be afraid to 'slightly' undercook your chicken, it will continue to cook while it rests so timing is key.
  3. While your chicken is grilling up assemble your salads and make your dressing. To make dressing, add all ingredients into a small mason jar (or air tight plastic container) and shake vigorously until well blended. Set aside.
  4. Slice your chicken at an angle and serve over plate of greens, mango, peppers, goat cheese and almonds. Drizzle dressing over salad and enjoy.

Notes

Makes about 2 salads with leftover chicken to enjoy for next meal.

http://aggieskitchen.com/2012/06/04/grilled-chicken-summer-salad-with-mango/

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Cassie June 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

I love how festive this salad is Aggie. So perfect for a light summer meal!

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Aggie June 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Thanks Cassie! You can’t help but feel good after you eat it!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) June 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm

YUMMMMMMMMM! question: do you have a mango slicer? i try to get great mango slices and they never turn out as pretty as yours did!

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Aggie June 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I don’t Heather. They didn’t all turn out that nice. I used a paring knife, I think it needed to be sharper

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Denise @ Creative Kitchen June 4, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Aggie…..we are on the SAME wavelength these days!!!! First tostadas and now mango. I just made homemade mango apricot jam yesterday.

This salad look amazing!!

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Aggie June 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Oh your jam sounds goooooood!

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Kim | At Home With Kim June 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm

You are my Salad Idol. You make the tastiest salads evah! This will make a wonderful weeknight supper in my house. Whole Foods has Mango on sale, so perfect timing!

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Aggie June 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Ha, love that, thank you :) I think your whole fam will like this one! I’m loving mangoes right now.

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Bev Weidner June 4, 2012 at 7:46 pm

OMG.

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Aggie June 4, 2012 at 10:52 pm
Emma June 5, 2012 at 7:25 am

Looks yummy. I love mixing fruit with my salad. Mangoes are on sale right now so this is a perfect time to try a new recipe. Thanks!

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patsy June 5, 2012 at 8:18 am

That is one seriously gorgeous salad! How could you not want to dig into it? Yum!

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Aggies Kitchen June 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

thank you Patsy! :)

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Tracey E. June 5, 2012 at 8:34 am

YUM!

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Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids June 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

Oh, Aggie. This salad looks perfect. Grilled chicken, mangoes, and salad are three of my favorite things. I cannot wait to try it.

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katie June 5, 2012 at 10:54 am

Aggie–this salad sounds fab and I love the chicken marinade!

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel June 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Love grilled chicken on a salad!

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Shaina June 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I’ve been eating as many mangoes as I can get my hands on. This sounds so good.

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Tickled Red June 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Love this salad! The mangoes with the chicken are perfect for summer :D

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Aggies Kitchen June 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

thank you sweets, I could eat mangoes every day :)

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Sonali-The Foodie Physician June 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Your salad looks terrific, so vibrant and fresh! Thanks so much for trying my recipe :) I love that you used my dish as an inspiration and took it to a whole new level!

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Aggies Kitchen June 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

I still want to make your shrimp salad version as well…shrimp and avocado make me melt :) Thank you for always inspiring!

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