Fruity Chicken Salad

This is my absolute favourite salad because it’s filling, colourful, nutritious and delicious.  I’m afraid there’s no picture until tomorrow as I made the salad but I eated it … before I remembered to take a picture.  It serves two people.  I like a dark green salad such as watercress or rocket because the bitterness sets off the fruityness of the mango nicely.  Save a little of the mango to mix with the mayonnaise for a fruity dressing.


1 x sharp vegetable knife
1 x small bowl

2 chicken breasts – grilled
Dark green salad
1 x large ripe mango – peeled and sliced – set aside a few bits
1 x large ripe avocado – peeled and sliced
2 x large tablespoons mayonnaise
A little paprika
1 x heaped tablespoon pine nuts

Divide the salad leaves between two plates
Place the chicken breast towards one edge of the plate (six o’clock position)
Arrange the mango and avocado in alternate slices in a fan shape above the chicken
Mash up the set aside mango and mix it with the mayonnaise
Place a spoonful between the chicken and the fruit
Sprinkle with a little paprika
Sprinkle with pine nuts


Filed under Food, Nutrition & Sensible Eating, Recipes

5 responses to “Fruity Chicken Salad

  1. I often do that, think that’d make a good picture, and then don’t get round to it before it’s all gone. Happened with a Fray Bentos Steak ‘n’ Kidney pudding only last week.

  2. Sounds lush! Will be giving this a try sometime this week!

  3. Penny Beaumont

    Will certainly try this , sounds scruptious!!

  4. Sounds delish – will def give this a try. I love a mango and chicken combo.

  5. Morag

    This does sound lovely, WH, so I’ll definitely try it sometime.

    My late husband used to love making green salads with fruit. We once had such a salad with older French friends, who were deeply suspicious of the combination (if it’s not the way the French do it, it is by definition wrong!). However we explained it, they said ok they would try it … and proceeded to drown it in vinaigrette!!!

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