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This mango chicken salad with cilantro lime dressing is a fresh and flavorful salad perfect to keep you energized in warmer months. Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, this mango chicken salad is full of protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants.

Mango Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 537 kcal

Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinlesss
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp coconut oil or other oil
  • 2 tbsp cilantro lime dressing

For the Salad:

  • 1/4 cup cilantro lime dressing
  • 4 cups spinach packed
  • 1 cup mango diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • optional garnish: red onion slices, cilantro leaves
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Instructions

To prepare the chicken:

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat (other skillets can be heated over medium-high heat).

  2. Place chicken breasts in a large plastic bag or between sheets of plastic or parchment paper. Pound until the chicken breasts are an even thickness, no more than one inch thick.

  3. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. 

  4. Once skillet is hot, add coconut oil and allow to melt. Add chicken breasts and cook 5-6 minutes per side. Exact cooking time will vary based on how large your chicken breasts are but you will know they're done when they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

  5. Once the chicken is nearly at proper temperature or there's just one minute left, spoon a tablespoon of cilantro lime dressing over each chicken breasts and allow to cook one more minute.

  6. Remove chicken from skillet and allow it to rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes before slicing and adding to salads.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information calculated using boneless, skinless chicken breasts approximately 4 ounces each. Nutrition information may vary.

Nutrition Facts
Mango Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 404mg18%
Potassium 1286mg37%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 7895IU158%
Vitamin C 109.1mg132%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.