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Mango Chicken Salad

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Mango, lime juice, cilantro, and coconut give this chicken salad tropical flavors. Yogurt replaces the usual mayonnaise for a lighter dish.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2005

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Major Grey's mango chutney
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 Easy Roasted Chicken or store-bought rotisserie chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds), shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1 mango, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 10 ounces baby spinach

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet; toast, tossing occasionally, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes; cool.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, chutney, mustard, turmeric, and cayenne; season with salt and pepper. Add chicken and mango; toss. Serve on spinach, sprinkled with toasted coconut.

Cook's Notes

To shred roasted chicken, remove the meat from the bone, then pull it apart into thin pieces with two forks or your fingers.

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  • deerfeeder
    12 JUL, 2010
    Delicious!!! I don't like coconut so added toasted walnuts. Also! added avacado. Very healthy and tasty
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  • babs7babs
    1 JUL, 2010
    This recipe is absolutely perfect......wouldn't change a thing. What a wonderful salad for summer; I will serve this for family and friends again and again.
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  • Stephanie663
    1 JUL, 2010
    To Irishmama, you could try substituting Italian flat leaf parsley for the cilantro--it has a much milder flavor. Or maybe half the amount of fresh basil since basil has such a strong flavor. A citrus or mint basil might be good too.
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  • Irishmama
    1 JUL, 2010
    any suggestions for a CILANTRO substitute? I HATE cilantro (don't mind coriander, but cilantro tastes like SOAP to me and my family). Too bad it's such a poplular ingrediant these days.
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  • Irishmama
    1 JUL, 2010
    I also widh Martha would include nutrition info with her recipes. MovealongRuth's shark people link didn't work and I couldn't find a similar recipe searching their website.
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  • Movealongruth
    2 JUN, 2010
    Here is the link from Spark People showing the breakdown, and it is not too pretty: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbook_calculate_popup.asp?ingredientIDs=520185,12114,1117,9160,486494,5062,11457,
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  • Movealongruth
    2 JUN, 2010
    How many caloires in the Mango chicken? Need the nutrition breakdown please (fat, carbs, calories, sodium etc)
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  • judirondogs
    23 JUL, 2008
    This is so good and so easy to prepare. Great summer time dish.
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  • barbck
    28 MAY, 2008
    Major Grey's is a brand of bottled chutney. It's a relish of sorts, with mango, raisins, curry, etc. Yummy, in other words. Usually near the mustard, ketchup and other condiments.
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  • Micaelle
    28 MAY, 2008
    What is Mayor Grey's Mango Chutney?
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