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Chicken Mango Salad (Paleo)

This chicken mango salad is loaded with fresh, healthy ingredients that blend to make a refreshing salad with a tropical flair. Fresh crunchy vegetables, juicy chicken and creamy avocado are a tasty match with sweet and tangy mango. This salad is Paleo and Whole30 compliant.

I love my salads and this chicken mango salad is one of my favourites. This salad is so easy to prepare and is great for a busy weeknight if you feel like something fresh, easy and healthy……and as a bonus it tastes good enough to serve when having friends over.

This colourful chicken salad is topped off nicely by a tangy mango, lemon and coriander (cilantro) dressing. This vibrant full flavoured dressing really brings this salad alive!

Birds eye view of Chicken Mango Salad

Despite it now officially being Autumn here in New Zealand, it is still hot (yay!). We still have loads of tomatoes and lettuce in our garden and mangoes are still in the shops!

I am hanging on to Summer while I can, I am enjoying the fresh produce and loading up on my salads …..This Chicken Mango Salad is a favourite in our house and is definitely a crowd pleaser!

Close up of Chicken Mango Salad

Additional Recipe Notes for making this Chicken Mango Salad

  • For those of you in the U.S we call cilantro leaves coriander here in New Zealand, we call both the seed and the leaves coriander. I have used both of these terms for clarification throughout this post/recipe, but they refer to the same thing –  the green leafy part of the plant.
  • I have topped this chicken mango salad with some chopped fresh chili and coriander (cilantro) leaves to give it an extra bit of spice and fragrant flavour. This is optional.
  • I have marinaded the chicken to make it extra juicy, if you are short on time this step can be skipped. Marinate the chicken anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight, the longer you leave it the more succulent it will be!
  • Once you have peeled and diced the mango you will need to leave 1/4 cup of mango aside to use to make the salad dressing.
  • The length of time it will take to brown the chicken will depend on the size of chicken breast you are using, check it while you are cooking and leave it in the skillet until it is a light golden brown. Then transfer it to the oven.

If you are looking for other tasty salads you may like to try:

Healthy Broccoli Salad (No Mayo)

Beetroot, Avocado & Quinoa Salad with Spiced Walnuts & Mint

Sweet Potato & Feta Salad with Pomegranate & Pecans

Loaded Lentil Salad

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Have a lovely week!

Hope x

Chicken Mango Salad with Mango Cilantro Dressing pouring over it

Serves 4

Chicken Mango Salad

A fresh and healthy chicken mango salad with a mango cilantro dressing.

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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5 based on 14 review(s)


    Chicken Marinade
  • 2 Tbspn olive oil
  • 2 Tbspn lemon juice
  • 1 tspn garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn black pepper
  • Salad
  • 2 large chicken breasts (700gm/24oz)
  • 1 Tbspn olive oil for cooking
  • 6 cups cos lettuce
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper/capsicum thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 3/4 mango, peeled and diced (you will need 1 whole mango,leave 1/4 cup aside for dressing)
  • 3 Tbspn fresh coriander/cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 small red chili, chopped *optional
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup mango, diced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbspn lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro/coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 1/4 tspn black pepper


  1. Place the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl and mix together, place the chicken breasts in the bowl and coat evenly in the marinade. Cover and leave for 30 min - overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/355F.
  3. Melt 1 Tbspn coconut oil or olive oil in a cast iron pan on a high heat. Once the pan is very hot turn the pan down to a medium high heat. Cook the chicken breasts for about 3 minutes on each side so that they are are golden brown on the outside.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and place in an oven proof dish, poor over any remaining marinade. Cover the dish with foil and place chicken in the oven for 20 minutes or until cooked. To test, insert a skewer or knife and ensure that the juices run clear.
  5. While the chicken is cooking assemble the ingredients for the salad into bowls.
  6. Then prepare the dressing. Place all of the ingredients in a high speed blender. Blitz until you have a smooth liquid. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Once you have removed the chicken from the oven, leave to cool for 5 minutes then slice into strips.
  8. Place the chicken on top of the salad and drizzle with the mango salad dressing.


Main Course
Whole 30
gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



637 cal


42 g


26 g


44 g
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  • Reply
    March 13, 2019 at 7:45 am Hello gorgeous! What a pretty salad. Mangoes make everything better!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:35 pm Thanks Kelly! They sure do!
  • Reply
    March 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm Hellooo, the prettiest salad! I gotta try this just for the dressing. The addition of mangos sounds amazing!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:36 pm Thanks so much Jean, the dressing is good! :)
  • Reply
    Joni Gomes
    March 14, 2019 at 4:44 am This salad is beyond beautiful! Talk about eating with your eyes...haha. Love the combo of the juicy mango with the other crunchy ingredients and that chicken, yum!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:36 pm Thanks so much Joni!
  • Reply
    Raia Todd
    March 14, 2019 at 4:14 pm Love all those colors! I wish I had a big bowl of this right now, it's making me hungry. haha.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:36 pm Thank you Raia!
  • Reply
    Tessa Simpson
    March 15, 2019 at 1:53 am I am such a sucker for the sweet and salty combo...this salad was such a dream!! So delish!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm Thanks Tessa, I agree sweet and salty is a great combo!
  • Reply
    Megan Stevens
    March 15, 2019 at 4:51 am This salad is just lovely, and my boys would LOVE it!! Such refreshing ingredients, and the lighting in your photos is beautiful!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm Thanks so much for your kind words Megan :)
  • Reply
    March 15, 2019 at 8:40 am LOVE the idea of using mango both in the salad and the dressing! And with a chile for some spice? This is definitely going on my list.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm Thanks, I hope you enjoy it! Yes definitely give the chili a go!
  • Reply
    March 15, 2019 at 9:27 am Love everything about this salad. The vibrant color, the ingredients, and of course...that magical dressing!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm Thank you so much Linda!
  • Reply
    Anne Lawton
    March 16, 2019 at 3:20 pm This is one beautiful salad that's full of so many healthy ingredients!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm Thank you Anne :)
  • Reply
    Renee D Kohley
    March 17, 2019 at 3:45 am That dressing though! YUM! This tastes so good!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm I'm so pleased you liked it Renee!
  • Reply
    March 18, 2019 at 5:03 am What a great combination this is. Plus that mango flavor is just irresistible not to try.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:38 pm Thank you Zuzana :)
  • Reply
    March 18, 2019 at 5:47 am I adore mangoes and have not tried them in a salad before. Delicious & that mango dressing!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm Thanks Stacey, they do go really nicely in a salad!
  • Reply
    March 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm That dressing - yum! This is the ultimate summer salad, I love all of these colors and flavors. My kids will go crazy over those mangoes and veggies!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm Thanks Kathryn, I hope they like it :)
  • Reply
    March 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm Look at that colour, so pretty! Umm, I have to say, the chicken and mango do go well together. I am opting yes for the red chili, because my boys are into spicy foods lately.
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:40 pm Thank you Yang! Ooh thats good, it must be very handy having kids that like spicy food!
  • Reply
    March 19, 2019 at 12:54 am The load of freshness and health in this delicious chicken mango salad is just unbelievable! Super excited to try it very very soon!
    • Reply
      Hope Pearce
      May 14, 2019 at 4:40 pm Thank you so much Mimi :)

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