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Top view of a loaded grilled mango chicken salad in a bowl with two forks

Mango Chicken Salad

This Mango Chicken Salad is easy to make with tender chicken, fresh greens, avocado, cucumber, sweet mango, tomatoes with a tangy, fresh and flavorful cilantro lime vinaigrette. It's the perfect healthy lunch or dinner and can be prepped ahead for busy weeknights or summer potlucks. Gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30 and paleo-friendly.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled chicken salad, mango chicken salad, mango salad, summer salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 334 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts , pounded to even thickness
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 avocados , peeled pitted and cut into slices or chopped
  • 4 cups mixed green lettuce , chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mango chunks
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes halved , halved
  • 1/2 cucumber , sliced in rounds or chopped
  • 1/2 cup crumbled dairy-free feta , optional - leave out for Whole30 or paleo

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinaigrette
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a resealable zip-top bag, add chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

    Top view of one chicken breast marinated chicken breast in ziplock bags

Grill the chicken:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F. Remove the chicken from the grill and tent with foil. Let it rest and cool a bit for about 10 minutes and then slice or chop into bite-sized pieces.

    Three Grilled Chicken Breasts in a Cast Iron Skillet on a Countertop

Assemble the salad:

  1. Whisk together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Drizzle 1 teaspoon over the sliced avocado (to prevent from browning).

    Lemon mustard vinaigrette in a measuring cup
  2. Prepare and assemble the remaining salad ingredients starting with the lettuce plus any other greens (spinach, romaine, arugula, kale) you like. Add mango, grape tomatoes, avocado, cucumber and optional dairy-free feta.

    Close-up view of mango chicken salad in a bowl
Nutrition Facts
Mango Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.