A refreshing mango chicken salad with all the tropical fixings is perfect for a quick and nutritious lunch throughout the week. The tart lime, coconut, yogurt and honey make this a delicious mix of tangy and sweet with a bit of crunch, and the tropical flavors remind me of sitting on the beach in the Caribbean or exploring a food market in Thailand. It’s like the ultimate trifecta for food – delicious, nutritious, and globally inspired!
I make a big batch of this mango chicken salad for lunch at home throughout the week while I’m writing and just want something quick to fix that’s also filling and nutritious. Now, a bit more about what’s in it. Of course, diced mango and chicken. And since I’m not a big fan of mayonnaise, I use Greek yogurt, honey, and lime juice to make the dressing. I also add a bit of red onion for flavor and crunch, and some unsweetened shredded coconut to thicken it and give it more of a tropical flavor.
TIP: Let’s talk about slicing mango. You could go the time-saving route and buy pre-sliced mango at your local grocer. I know we’re all always looking for ways to save time, so no judgement here. The mango sold pre-sliced is usually green mango, so it’s not as sweet and will have a bit of a crunch to it. If it’s mango season and you want to use fresh mango, the Simply Recipes blog has a great step-by-step tutorial with photos about how to cut a mango without loosing any fingers and minimal frustration.
**If you’re following 21 Day Fix, this recipe is Fix-friendly! One cup serving is 1 red (protein), 1/2 purple (fruit), 1 orange (dressings/shredded coconut). Serve it over a cup of lettuce instead of wrapping it in romaine and you’ve got 1 green (vegetable) too! I love getting a 21 Day Fix in between trips!**
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- 2 Chicken Breasts – Diced
- 1 Cup Mango, Diced
- 1 1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
- 1/2 Cup Red Onion, Diced
- 2 Limes
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 6-8 Romain Lettuce Hearts
- Salt & Pepper
- Zest one of the limes, then cut both in half and squeeze juice into a medium sized bowl.
- Add honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper to lime juice and whisk with a fork until well blended.
- Then add yogurt to honey and lime juice and whisk until blended.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Scoop into lettuce, wrap, and serve!
Want to see how it’s made? Here’s a copy of the video I did on Snap Chat for my Saturday Snapisode. (Follow me on Snap Chat under the user name “TheTravelBite”) The audio downloaded a little out of sync (*sigh* … technology), but it will give you an idea of how quick and easy it is to make this mango chicken salad.
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