Crunchy Chicken & Mango Salad

Crunchy Chicken & Mango Salad

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2018

This Asian-inspired dinner salad has terrific crunch, thanks to sugar snap peas and napa cabbage. Give the dressing a kick of heat by adding a bit of sambal oelek, an Indonesian hot sauce that you can find in most large supermarkets and Asian grocery stores.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek (optional)
  • 6 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium mango, sliced
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Whisk juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and sambal oelek (if using) in a large bowl. Add cabbage, peas, chicken, mango, mint and scallions; toss gently to coat. Serve the salad sprinkled with sesame seeds.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2½ cups
  • Per serving: 285 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 5 mcg folate; 60 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,332 IU vitamin A; 98 mg vitamin C; 156 mg calcium; 10 mg iron; 505 mg sodium; 536 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (163% daily value), Vitamin A (67% dv), Iron (56% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1½ vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews 4

September 29, 2018
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By: ehanway
I thought this was pretty good, but my family didn't like it very much. They just didn't care for the flavor combination. I got a mango but when I tasted it it had no flavor so I decided to leave it out. The salad still needed a touch of sweet so I added mandarin oranges instead and that flavor combination was good.
September 20, 2018
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By: FreshCilantro
Delicious and nourishing salad that is quick to make. Made exactly as directed. I used shredded poached chicken and included the sambal oelek. This was a big hit in our household, have already made it again!
September 08, 2018
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By: ellenl
I thought this was an amazing update of the May/June 2009 update of May/June 1998 chicken/cabbage salads. The mango replaced the sweetness of the sugar that was added to the older dressing. The mango I got was not at all tough or stringy and was just perfect. I didn't add the hot sauce. I used some leftovers for my lunch the next day and it tasted great, but was getting a little wetter.
September 03, 2018
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By: Scarehaircare
This is been my go to salad recipe this summer. Parties, Potlucks, family gatherings, or even just to keep in the fridge for easy meals. Everyone loves it. I add thin rice noodles that I soaked according to package directions for salad. It really bulks up the salad and just makes it that more special.
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