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Griddled Mango Chicken Salad

This mango chicken salad is the epitome of bright and zingy summer flavours but made with ingredients that are available all year round... And as for that spicy sesame oil and fish sauce dressing wow!

I don’t know about you guys but winter is starting to drag now and I am a little jaded by winter food so I went a plundering in my local large supermarket and came up with this grilled mango chicken salad. Now it would be a leap to say that winter here has been harsh but nevertheless I have had enough of it. So we cranked the log burner up as high as it would go put on some bouncy music and donned our shorts, closed the blinds and had a wee slice of summer.

Ok the shorts are an exaggeration but this recipe is a real slice of summer and the sweet, sour and salty dressing with a hint of spice really tied all of those bright mango chicken flavours together.

This mango chicken salad is the epitome of bright and zingy summer flavours but made with ingredients that are available all year round... And as for that spicy sesame oil and fish sauce dressing wow!

Regular readers will know that salads to me are not about eating ‘healthy’or reducing my calorific intake, but about lightning up and brightening up what I am eating. They are also definitely not just for summer.

In fact my smoked mackerel salad and my Thai Beef salad are regularly consumed right throughout the year. That was not going to cut it today I wanted a slice of summer and my initial plan for this was to do it with pineapple but when I saw the beautiful mangoes, which we rarely see here, I knew they had to be featured in my now mango chicken salad. So here it is, go grab some summer tunes and enjoy!

This mango chicken salad is the epitome of bright and zingy summer flavours but made with ingredients that are available all year round... And as for that spicy sesame oil and fish sauce dressing wow!
5 from 4 votes
This mango chicken salad is the epitome of bright and zingy summer flavours but made with ingredients that are available all year round... And as for that spicy sesame oil and fish sauce dressing wow!
Griddled Mango Chicken Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This mango chicken salad is the epitome of bright and zingy summer flavours but made with ingredients that are available all year round... And as for that spicy sesame oil and fish sauce dressing wow!

Course: Main Course, Salad
Servings: 2
Calories: 652 kcal
Author: Brian Jones
Ingredients
  • 1 Mango: Sliced.
  • 50 g Peanuts.
  • 20 g Cherry Tomatoes: Cut in half.
  • 100 g Bean Sprouts.
  • 150 g Green Beans: Frozen is fine.
  • 1 Baby Gem Lettuce: Cut in half.
  • 250g Chicken Breast: Butterflied and bashed out to 1.5cm thick.
  • 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil: Neutral.
  • 1 Tsp Chili Flakes.
  • 2 Tsp Brown Sugar.
  • 3 Tsp Fish Sauce.
  • 2 Tsp Sesame Oil.
  • 3 Tsp Lemon Juice.
  • 1 Clove Garlic: Mashed.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste,
Instructions
  1. Put the chili flakes, brown sugar, fish sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice and garlic in a jar or your favourite dressing mixing 'device' and combine.

  2. Toast off your peanuts in a dry pan for 2-3 minutes.

  3. If you are using frozen beans defrost them in a pan of salted water then drain and refresh, keeping the hot water.

  4. Rub your butterflied chicken breast with oil and season with salt and pepper and then place in a hot grill pan and leave for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Flip over the chicken and cook for a further 3-4 minutes until cooked through and then set aside to rest.

  6. Make sure your water that you put the beans in is still warm and then drop them back in off the heat just to warm up.

  7. Add the mango to the grill pan and again grill to get the griddle marks and warm through.

  8. Pour your dressing into a large flat bottomed bowl.

  9. Remove the mango and place them in the dressing.

  10. Add the lettuce to the grill pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on the cut side.

  11. Slice the chicken and add to the mango and the dressing.

  12. Begin to build your dish by layering up the ingredients.

  13. Finally remove the lettuce from the griddle pan and dip the cut side in the remaining dressing and adding to the plate.

This mango chicken salad is the epitome of bright and zingy summer flavours but made with ingredients that are available all year round... And as for that spicy sesame oil and fish sauce dressing wow!

2018-02-09T06:35:42+00:00

10 Comments

  1. Dannii February 9, 2018 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I love chicken and mango salad and it’s such a nice way to bring some sunshine to a cold grey day.

  2. Lizzie February 9, 2018 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    This salad is so colourful! We love mango here. I agree that salads shouldn’t just be about dieting and low calories, I love a good pile of protein in my salad, and the peanuts must add a nice crunch!

    • Brian Jones February 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      It definitely ticked the summer boxes, shame I cannot say the same for outside the closed blinds 😉

  3. Sonal February 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    beautiful combination of Asian flavors there. I am a vegetarian and getting so inspired by the ingredients that you used to create this recipe. Tonnes of flavors.

    • Brian Jones February 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      Have fun, I reckon this would work a treat with some grilled halloumi cheese!

  4. Alyssa February 9, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I’ve never thought about grilling mango, though it’s a sturdy fruit just like pineapple so I’m sure it holds up well and is delicious. I might add a grilled avocado to this salad!

    • Brian Jones February 10, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

      It really works well, I particularly love it on the BBQ. Give it a try you will love it.

  5. Deanna February 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Oh! I love the mango with this! I agree I am tired of winter foods, I so want to grill again! I do have an indoor grill, Mmm I know what I want to make for dinner!

    • Brian Jones February 10, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

      My kitchen is tiny so no indoor grill for me, but just a few months before grilling season kicks off for me and it cannot come quickly enough.

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