Grilled Chicken & Mango Salad Recipe
Did You Know?
Mangos are rich in Vitamins A, C, & D. They’re low in calories, high in fibre, and a source of potassium.
This Salad Recipe Serves 3-4
Ingredients for Salad:
2 chicken breasts
4 tablespoons of sesame oil
Salt and pepper
2 ripe mangoes, but into thin bite sized strips (think Julienne French Fries)
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 spicy red Thai chilli, or hot sauce, enough to suit your taste
Juice of 3 limes
6 cups of romaine lettuce, roughly chopped or torn into pieces
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
Directions for Salad:
- Toss the chicken breasts with half the sesame oil and salt and pepper. Grill the breasts over high heat on a barbecue, or cast iron indoor grill. Allow to cool. Dice into bite sized pieces.
- In a large bowl, toss the mango strips, and any juice they make, with the green onions.
- Squeeze out juice of 2 limes. Add the romaine lettuce, cilantro, chillies, chicken and remaining sesame oil and toss to combine.
- Give the salad a taste to determine flavour – is it a good balance of sour, sesame oil and salt and pepper? Squeeze over remaining lime juice if necessary and serve.
Wine Pairing for Mango Salad with Grilled Chicken: Gewürztraminer
The pairing principle here is you want to pair “like with like.” Try matching flavours in the salad with typical flavours of a particular grape variety. Since the salad has a balance of sweet (mango) and spicy (chilis) the wine it best pairs with is a Gewürztraminer. This grape variety is known is a spicy grape, as Gewürz means spicy. This is also a wine that you’ll find has plenty of tropical fruit flavours to it like lychee, passionfruit and you guessed it — mango!
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