Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad With A Mango And Avocado Salsa! Holding onto Summer for a just a bit longer, this Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad has so much flavour in it with a creamy/sweet Mango Avocado Salsa for an extra Summer feel!
With a marinade that doubles as a dressing, much like that Grilled Chilli Lime Chicken Fajita Salad, this salad is, dare I say, even better!
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Char-grilled red pepper (capsicum) slices, crispy romaine lettuce, and the tangy, sweet marinade soaked into tender chicken thighs would complete this salad right there. But, what outshines in this salad is the mango salsa. I was extremely hesitant to put mango in this salad, but, I could almost taste the pairing of creamy avocado with the juicy, sweetness of mango, and knew somehow that these would go together. And they did!
Including the mango made this thing extremely addicting. We could NOT stop eating it.
While creating this salad, my husband was watching me from the comfort of his safety zone, shaking his head while watching me throw ingredients around like no ones business, stopping to taste test every 5 seconds, adjusting ingredients and flavours as I went along, dancing to Beyonce in my kitchen. He eye-balled everything that was happening, looking at me like I was some crazed lunatic taking over his kitchen.
Mango and Avocado? Together? With Chicken? You sure?
Yes Paul. Calm down. Just watch.
First, make up the marinade/dressing | Pour one third out into a shallow dish | Marinade the chicken thighs in that sweet, tangy, cilantro marinade | Reserve the untouched marinade to use as a dressing later. Simple?
Next, pan fry or grill your chicken until cooked through. The honey and brown sugar in the marinade will char these slightly. Yuuuhm, right?
Pan fry or grill you peppers.
And prepare the best salsa you’ve ever tried in your life with a couple tablespoons of the reserved dressing. I know, I know. We ALL say that ours is the BEST. Let me just add ⇒ good luck not eating it all before it hits the salad.
Arrange your salad and prepare for a mind-blown experience. And don’t say I didn’t warn you!
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