Grilled Chicken with Mango & Avocado Salsa

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 4, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Mango, Avocado Salsa

Lately, I’ve been spending more time on Google+. (Come on over and say hi!) I still don’t “get it” completely and it hasn’t become a part of my routine like Facebook and Pinterest are, but I do come across the most delicious and droolworthy desserts and meals.

Like this Salted Caramel Skillet Brownie.

(I’m not sure if it was the skillet brownie part, or the salted caramel part that got me. But put the two together and I might have had to wipe the drool off my computer. Not kidding.)

And then there was the Margarita Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa from From Foodie with Love. I made it that night y’all. Except I didn’t marinate it…because I didn’t have time. Still, so so so delicious. I also think this would be great topping combination for a salad…in fact, that’s what I had for lunch the next day…salad with diced grilled chicken, mango, avocado and red pepper. Happy, happy, happy!

(Speaking of which…who is excited that Duck Dynasty is back on?!?)

Enough with the rambling, and onto the recipe!!!

Quack.

(Note: our family eats 2 large chicken breasts, cut into “deck of card” sizes. Make 3-4 smaller ones if your family eats more!)

Also, some helpful links

The recipe now, really…

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Grilled Chicken with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Adapted from From Foodie with Love

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large chicken breasts, marinated if you have time!
  • Seasoning salt and pepper
  • 2 mangoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 avocado, seeded and diced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 teaspoons favorite vinaigrette salad dressing, tangy or sweet will work!
  • 1 1/2 cup brown or white rice
  • OR, serve over salad greens

Directions

  • Marinate or season the chicken breasts and grill on both sides until cooked through, about 7 minutes on each side. Cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the chicken and temperature on the grill.
  • Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, toss together the diced mango, the diced avocado and the diced red pepper with the vinaigrette.
  • Cook the rice as directed. Note that brown rice can take almost an hour to cook.
  • Serve the grilled chicken breasts over salad greens or rice, with the mango & avocado salsa on top.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

alex clarkson September 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm

grilled chicken looks yum, thanks for the recipe

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Alecia @ From Foodie with Love September 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I am SO excited that you were inspired by the recipe enough to make it that same night!!! Even more excited that you like it so much! Love the variations you’ve suggested. Thanks for sharing our love of Margarita Chicken :)

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Mary Knaus September 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Anything to reduce grocery bills. We have three hungry boys! Id love new ideas!

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kelly June 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm

go to Aldi….my gocerry bilss educed to half n believe me you can get same brands as in sams club

in sams club you can get sunrise brand tomato for 6$ for 3 lb
and in aldi u can get the same thing for .99 /lb sometimes i get it on .69

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Suzanne C. September 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Made this for dinner tonight! Just pan poached the chicken breasts in broth, and used a homemade lemon vinaigrette for the salsa – absolutely delish!

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Brenda November 18, 2013 at 2:22 am

I don’t see how this could be under $5. It would cost that much just for the avocado, mango & pepper

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Theresa B. January 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm

I think she made a disclaimer that the meals from Costco are more around the $7 mark. I think she was just trying to do something different and offer the Costco or Sam’s Club shopping deals for those that shop at places like that.

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Ian B January 6, 2014 at 10:09 am

Another Costco hack related to this recipe: 2 tablespoons of Kirkland Signature No-Salt Seasoning (about 10 bucks for a big jar of it, because everything at Costco is 10 bucks!), 1 tablespoon of salt (optional), and 1/2 cup vinegar (white, red wine, cider, your pick!), shake it up, and add 1/2 cup of oil, and you have 1 cup of italian dressing/vinaigrette that costs less than 25 cents. Substitute balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a great chicken marinade. To keep it all from separating, add about 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum (find it in the gluten-free aisle at your grocery) before adding the liquids. You can make this low-fat simply by using less oil and more vinegar (or water if you prefer less acidity).

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kaswanson January 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Thanks for this recipe, I just made it and this is great! Mangos were $9.99 at my Costco, so I agonized for a bit over if I should buy them or not. I went for it. It was a great treat, but next time I think I’ll skip the mangos and put a can of drained pineapple chunks in instead. I think it would taste similar, be more affordable, and easier to prep. Just another option!

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Michele September 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm

What dressing did you sue for salsa? I feel like I’m missing something. I was so excited about this but it just didn’t turn out like everyone else’s seems to have turned out.

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Courtney January 16, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Made this two nights ago and it was delicious. I served it over salad greens. I could have eaten just the salsa and salad greens it was so good.

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Jennifer May 22, 2014 at 10:02 pm

THANK YOU! I have been inspired! We had such a wonderful meal tonight! My kids ate it up and kept saying how great it was. This mommy’s heart is happy.

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Michele September 2, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Just curious-what vinaigrette did you use? I was in a rush and added Kirkland Balsamic VINEGAR (ha) by mistake.

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Ashlee gauss September 2, 2014 at 9:05 pm

So far all these meals are so good. And decently healthy!

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