Sweet, spicy and gluten-free... This chicken and mango salad has it all

Aug 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET

This is the perfect salad to make when you have leftover chicken. Dice it up, toss it together with fresh veggies and mango, and then drizzle on a sweet-and-spicy dressing.

The sweet. The spicy. The delicious blend of fresh flavors. That's what you get with this recipe for gluten-free chicken and mango salad with jalapeño-honey dressing. It's like a party on your plate.

Chicken and mango salad with jalapeno-honey dressing

If you like your dressing with more heat, then add more jalapeño. Otherwise, this recipe offers a nice balance of sweet and spicy with each bite. It's the perfect complement to fresh veggies, mango and chicken.

Chicken and mango salad with jalapeno-honey dressing

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Chicken and mango salad with jalapeño-honey dressing

Serves 4


For the dressing

  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeño pepper, seeds and membrane removed, chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, rough-chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Zest from 1/2 a lime
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 12 ounces salad greens
  • 12 ounces cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, cut into thin strips
  • 2 mangoes, peeled, diced


For the dressing

  1. Add all the ingredients to a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste, and adjust the seasoning as needed.

For the salad

  1. In a serving bowl, gently toss together the salad greens, chicken, bell pepper and mango. Drizzle with the dressing, and serve on individual plates with extra dressing on the side.

Indulge in a colorful, sweet-and-spicy salad.

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