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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:42

Mango chicken salad with jicama

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Savory chicken, sweet mango, leafy greens, and crunchy jicama make this the perfect healthy summer salad. Pair it with refreshing lemon and mint water. Serves: Four 

Prep time, 10 minutes / Cook time, five minutes / Total time, 15 minutes


Two chicken breasts (16 ounces total), poached, cooled, and diced, or equivalent leftover roast or grill chicken

1/4 cup finely minced red onion

One large mango, diced into 1/4-inch pieces

1/2 cup jicama, diced into 1/4-inch pieces

1 cup roughly chopped cilantro

One lime, juiced

6 ounces plain, low-fat Greek yogurt

3 cups chicken stock

Fine sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground pepper, to taste

4 cups mixed greens, washed and dried

1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or soy nuts for garnish

How to make it

Mix chicken, red onion, mango, jicama, cilantro, lime juice, and yogurt. Blend well. Add additional yogurt, if necessary,for desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve over mixed greens and garnish with additional mango, seeds, and cilantro.

Nutrition Information Serving size:

Serving size, 1 cup; calories, 320; fat, 12 grams; saturated fat, 2.1 grams; carbohydrates, 22 grams; sugar, 14 grams; protein, 33 grams.


Source: The Healthy Home Cookbook by Barbara Seelig-Brown