A quick mango salsa gives this easy chicken dinner recipe a tropical flavor boost. A generous serving of spaghetti squash rounds out the healthy meal.

Katie Webster
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Mix mango, jalapeno, onion, cilantro, vinegar, brown sugar and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish. Add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High, until the squash is tender, 10 to 14 minutes.

  • Pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet until about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  • When the squash is done, use a fork to scrape it from the shell into a medium bowl. Toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve the squash with the chicken, topped with almonds and the mango salsa.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; protein 27g 54% DV; carbohydrates 38g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 6.6g 26% DV; sugars 23.2g; fat 13.4g 21% DV; saturated fat 7.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 1348.2IU 27% DV; vitamin c 46.6mg 78% DV; folate 70.1mcg 18% DV; calcium 105.7mg 11% DV; iron 2.2mg 12% DV; magnesium 80.6mg 29% DV; potassium 760.9mg 21% DV; sodium 460.6mg 18% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 21% DV; added sugar 3g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Loved the mango salsa super easy to make and so full of flavor. I overcooked the chicken:-( with the salsa and spaghetti squash it covered my mistake. Definitely will make this dish again Read More
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So good! The taste amazed me! Read More
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This recipe is awesome i will definitely make it again I did not change aneything Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I will make this again. Excellent for my husbands low sodium diet. I followed the receipt exactly and it was delicious. Read More