Easy Chicken Salad with Mango, sweetened by the pitted fruit, spiced just a little with green onion and a touch of sriracha, and freshened by mint, is creamy deliciousness in a bowl!
So...I have another cooked poultry recipe for you. And, yes, this one has mango in it, too. You must know by now how I love mango! It's no wonder that mango may be the most widely consumed fruit in the world! This recipe differs from Mango Avocado Salad with Chicken in that this is an actual chicken salad with the meat and flavourful ingredients all blended together in creamy dressing. It's not just a green salad with chicken on top.
What to Do with Leftover Cooked Turkey
I do make lots of dishes with cooked poultry. You see, we used to raise our own chickens for meat. We allowed them to run around in our yard and grow to be up to seven pounds or so in weight before getting them processed for our freezer.
Even when the children were all home, a roast chicken would feed the five us with plenty of leftovers. I always appreciated those leftovers for quick meal preparation. As a result, I have developed several recipes that incorporate cooked chicken. You may have already enjoyed Festive Cranberry Salad with Chicken and Pecans or Chicken Waldorf Salad.
Cooked turkey will work just as well as chicken in these recipes. So, when you have that leftover turkey after Thanksgiving or Christmas, put it to good use in a tasty salad the next day.
How to Cook Boneless Skinless Chicken
What if you don't have any leftover, cooked poultry? No problem. You can easily cook up some boneless skinless chicken for your salad. You'll find the instructions here for cooking boneless chicken breasts, but thighs work just as well.
How to Cook Chicken
Of course, if you don't have the leftovers, you can gently cook up some boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, let them cool, and make your salad. When I'm just cooking chicken for a recipe like this one, I melt a little coconut oil in my stainless steel frying pan over low heat. Then, I add the chicken, cover the pan, and leave it to cook slowly without drying out. I can go about my other chores, and before I know it, the chicken is ready for me to give it a poke with my meat thermometer to see if it's done.
Dairy Free Chicken Salad
Since learning that I can't have regular dairy yogurt, I've started replacing the yogurt in this salad with more mayonnaise. A half cup of mayonnaise instead of 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup yogurt works just fine! Learn how to make your own mayonnaise here.
Easy Chicken Salad
This delicious Easy Chicken Salad with Mango is a winner in my books! It’s a simple recipe and is very transportable for picnics or RV travel. Just be sure to follow food safety precautions by keeping it chilled, of course.
- 3 cups cooked chicken or turkey coarsely chopped
- 1 mango peeled, pitted, and chopped
- 1/2 sweet red pepper chopped
- 1 green onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint finely chopped
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- Stir the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add the main ingredients and mix together.