Looking for a super simple meal idea? This easy chicken salad will be sure to brighten up your weekday lunch! I usually make this when I have leftover chicken on hand such as from a rotisserie chicken. The addition of the mango and purple onion makes this salad bright and colorful and the mango gives the salad the perfect amount of sweetness.
A tropical fruit with a silky texture and vibrant color, mangoes are one of my favorite fruits and it is available all year long in most grocery stores. Mangoes are a great source of soluble fiber, vitamin E and vitamin C and are also a good source of beta carotene.
Mango Preparation Tip: To cut the mango first use a vegetable peeler to remove the outside skin.
To make this recipe all you have to do is combine all ingredients for the salad in a medium bowl and your are done! You will require additional cooking time if you need to cook your chicken first. To prepare chicken breasts, place in a greased baking dish at 400 degrees and roast for about 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. I like to drizzle mine with olive oil and spices and herbs as well. Allow the chicken to rest for about 10 minutes prior to chopping.
I made these sandwiches using the Flavis line of breads which are great for those with Celiac disease or chronic kidney disease as their breads are gluten free and low in sodium, potassium and phosphorous. To learn more about their products you can visit their website.
Mango Chicken Salad
Author: Brittany Sparks
Makes: 4 (1/2 cup) Servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min
*Allow for additional cooking time if you need to cook your chicken.
Mango Chicken Salad
1 1/4th Cup Mango, Diced
3/4th Cup Cooked Chicken Breast, Chopped
2 Tbsp Cilantro, Chopped
2 Tbsp Red Onion, Diced
1/8th Tsp Ground Turmeric
1/4th Tsp Pepper
1/4th Tsp Salt
1/3rd Cup Plain Low Fat Yogurt
2 Tbsp Low Fat Mayonnaise
8 Slices Flavis Bread
Fresh Lettuce Leaves
In a medium bowl add all ingredients for the salad. Stir gently to combine until smooth and creamy.
Add ½ cup of the chicken salad to the bread, add lettuce slices and enjoy!
Serving Size: 1 Sandwich made with 1/2 cup Mango Chicken Salad:
This post is sponsored by Flavis. Their products are tasty and great for those with chronic kidney disease as they are low in protein, sodium, potassium and phosphorous! All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Nutrition by Brittany possible!