First of all, I must extend enormous amounts of gratitude towards Jason, Katie, and Dean who have been submitting excellent articles for Everyday Paleo in order to keep this boat afloat! Also a HUGE thank you to Dain who is back in action and helping to run things. It’s important to note that without Dain, there simply would not even be a boat – so thank you Dain, thank you, thank you, thank you….
With that being said, I obviously have not been blogging as much as I normally do because I have been hard at work on my next project. I am dying to tell you all about that next project, but I can’t yet; but I will soon, so stay tuned.
I did however put the project aside and took a few minutes yesterday afternoon to put together a new recipe to share with you all here on the blog and let me tell you, this meal was good; I mean REALLY good. So good in fact that it made Rowan dance.
Mango Chicken Salad with Chipotle Mayo
- 4-5 bacon strips diced
- ½ cup red bell pepper diced
- 1 jalapeno seeds removed and finely diced
- 3 cups already cooked chicken diced (I used leftover grilled chicken breasts)
- 1 cup mango diced
- 1/2 cup homemade paleo mayo - mix in chipotle powder to taste this stuff is spicy so start with a small amount and work your way up from there
- Shredded romaine lettuce leaves
- Sliced almonds as a garnish
1) In a medium sized skillet cook the bacon until almost crisp.
2) Add the diced red pepper and diced jalapeno and cook until the peppers are soft and the bacon is completely crisped.
3) Add the chicken and cook until warmed through (if you are using raw chicken, cook until the chicken is not longer pink in the middle)
4) Add the diced mango and cook until warmed through, about another 2 minutes.
5) Serve each plate with a pile of romaine, a scoop of the chicken mixture, and a drizzle of the chipotle mayo. Top with sliced almonds if desired. This served 2 adults and 1 hungry almost 4 year old so if I were making this for our entire family of 5 for dinner I would double it and so should you!!
So excited to read about your new project! Can’t wait to try out this recipe too. Oh, and Rowan—you are a fabulous dancer. 🙂 hee hee
Thanks Geneva! I’ll let Rowan know you like his moves. Ha ha!! : )
Your son is such a cutie pie! Thanks for the yummy looking recipe!
Thanks Jess! Rowan is such a silly kid and too much fun… : )
Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl says
Any good suggestions on a replacement for Mango? This mango allergy is becoming my nemesis! 🙁
Try it with peaches, apples, or even strawberries! : )
Can’t wait to hear what your’ up to!!! 🙂 We will be having this tomorrrow for dinner and Rowan cracks me up in your recipe post. LOVE IT!
I love your little kitchen helper and taste tester!! What enthusiasm!! I think I do my ‘Debi Dance’ similar to Rowan’s excitement dance when I’ve made a truly tasty Paleo dish!! 🙂
Cupboard Love says
I was just looking for a paleo friendly chicken salad recipe and this one has mango – my favorite!!!
I’ll be making this recipe simply because of your son’s reaction!!! (and the bacon too…lol!!!)
Awesome! My husband said this might now be his fav paleo meal and mine too! Leftovers were awesome. I hate warm fruit but warm mango is delicious.
This was SO good! Since I already had cooked chicken breasts this was a very fast meal. Definitely something I will make again in an even larger quantity so there’s plenty of leftovers. Thanks for sharing!
So glad you enjoyed the dish!! : )
Beth F says
Is it homemade chipotle mayo? Or do you suggest a brand?
Yes, it’s homemade. I thought I stated this in the post but I could be crazy but I just added chipotle powder to taste to about 1/2 a cup of my homemade mayo. : )
Sarah, this was fantastic. The chipotle mayo turned out on my first try, even. I’m not a big fan of fruit in main dishes, but this was to DIE for. I’m picky, and this one is five stars. I’m new to your blog and to paleo & find your site extremely helpful. Your book is on my bday wish list next month. Thanks for all you do and for being so candid. 🙂
DELICIOUS!! I made this for dinner last night, and had plenty for leftovers for lunch. I am now dancing (like Rowan) in my cubicle as I eat my yummy lunch. Thanks!! 🙂
Hi Sarah! I just got your book, Everyday Paleo, and I’m so excited to try some of your recipes. I had a quick question for you about making Mayo. If I make it can I store it in the fridge for a while? Like can I make a batch and keep it for later or do I have to use it the same day I make it?
I’ve never made it before and wasn’t sure… Thanks!!
Yes you can store it in the fridge up to a couple of weeks actually! Have fun!
Hi Sarah! Just made this for lunch and it was downright gorgeous! My tummy is very, very happy now 😀
Rohan’s reactions to your meals is the cutest thing ever!
YUM!! Love mangoes and love chipotles! And chicken salad! And bacon! 🙂 This hits all my favs for sure!! 🙂 Can’t wait to try!!
Lesli Peterson says
Just finished eating this…doing the Rowan dance. Thanks for an awesome go-to recipe!
Just finished having this for dinner for about the 50th time. Excellent recipe! Funny thing is I really don’t like mangoes, but I like them in the recipes you create. Anyway, thanks for the awesome recipe!
Just made this last night – amazing! The combination of flavors was unexpected and incredibly delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!