Chicken Mango Salsa Salad with Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette

Chicken Mango Salsa Salad with Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette

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Occasional Cooker 58

"A delicious, colorful, sweet and spicy salad with diced chicken, a mango pico de gallo salsa, blue cheese, and cranberries in a wonderful chipotle lime vinaigrette. It's almost too pretty to eat...almost."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 317 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 110 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix mango, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and juice of 1 lime in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Whisk olive oil, 1/4 cup lime juice, sugar, chipotle chile powder, cumin, and garlic powder together in a bowl; set aside.
  3. Toss spinach leaves, broccoli coleslaw mix, chicken, red, green, and yellow bell peppers, cranberries, and pecans together in a large bowl.
  4. Spread mango salsa and blue cheese on top.
  5. Drizzle lime dressing over salad and toss before serving.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I recommend prechopping bell peppers and salsa ingredients in advance to save time. I also recommend using a broccoli slaw mix that includes shredded carrots and red cabbage because it makes for a beautifully colorful salad.
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Occasional Cooker
6/6/2012

I am the submitter of this recipe. It is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I created this the day after a fajita dinner with mango salsa. So the salsa was pre made and the bell peppers were already chopped. So it was only a matter of assembly. It is a great way to use leftovers. It tastes great with leftover rotisserie chicken, fajita chicken or blackened chicken. In Texas there is a chain of grocery stores that makes a great mango salsa and also sells a package of pre-chopped three color peppers that can be used as a short-cut. Either from scratch or using short-cuts the salad is delicious.

129191
6/28/2012

Pretty darn good recipe. Definitely worth making again. I recommend using Heirloom tomatoes instead of Roma. I also recommend getting the freshest, juiciest mango you can and then, lastly, I recommend using red onion, but I bet green onion works well, too. By the way, in an effort to save fat and calories, I used chicken broth instead of olive oil for the dressing and skipped the sugar, and I didn't miss a thing.

Mrs Harte
5/18/2012

Wow, this salad tastes great and is so tropical - but gets 4 stars for being time consuming and expensive to make! I changed a few things up, but kept most ingredients the same. I made the mango salsa as the recipe stated, and cooked the chicken breast with citrus pepper seasoning. Instead of the dressing recipe, I substituted Newman's Own Light Lime vinaigrette. I still mixed up the chipotle spice mixture, but sprinkled a little of it over the top of the salad before pouring on the dressing. Last, I used a head of lettuce and mixed that with Salad Savoy for some crunch, instead of the spinach & coleslaw mix. I only used red bell peppers instead of all 3 colors (because of the cost). It is a pretty impressive dish to serve!