Chicken, Pineapple, & Mango Salad

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Take your chicken salad to the tropics!

Everyone loves a classic chicken salad. The Waldorf, the Cobb, and the Chicken Caesar are all perennial favorites. But how about a dash of tropical flavor to refresh your palate, and a host of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and potassium while you’re at it? This Chicken, Pineapple, and Mango Salad combines the lean protein in chicken with the nutritious power of tropical fruits. It’s a tangy, light meal that makes a great lunch or a terrific side salad, with no need for heavy dressings that add fat and calories!

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Chicken, Pineapple, & Mango Salad

Enjoy this nutritious tropical salad that is bursting with fresh and tasty ingredients.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.25 of recipe
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 ounces pineapple fresh, diced
  • 4 ounces mango fresh, diced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Asian chili sauce optional, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • baby lettuce

Instructions

  • Over medium heat, on a hot griddle sprinkled with salt, grill both sides of the chicken until cooked through. When they are cooked, shred them then set aside.
  • Over medium heat, in a saucepan, put the pineapple and mangoes, extra virgin olive oil, wine and vinegar. Bring to a boil then simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the fire and let it cool.
  • Drain the excess liquid from the fruits lightly then mix them with the chicken.
  • Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, chili sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Garnish with the chopped parsley.
  • Serve on a bed of lettuce.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25of recipe | Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 323mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Paleo

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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