Chicken and Mango Salad
The best thing about my colleague is that he orders a lot of salads. And I get to taste most of them. Yesterday he got a sweet potato and chicken salad. I wanted to replicate it at home, but I thought of something even better. Replace sweet potato with mango. I figured I’ll make the chicken a tad spicy and pan grill it, and make a balsamic chilli vinaigrette to bring it all together.
Boneless chicken breast - 1 cut into cubes
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chicken masala/Paneer tikka/any other mixed spice powder or even just garam masala powder - 1 tbsp (I used paneer tikka masala powder)
Salt to taste
(Marinate the chicken in the above ingredients while you prep the rest of the salad)
Salad greens - As much as you'd like. I got half a bowl of lettuce and basil.
Red/green/yellow bell pepper - 1 cut into cubes
Mango - 1 cut into cubes
Balsamic vinegar - 2 tbsp
Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tsp
Paprika/chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Honey - 1/2 tsp
In a hot pan with a tbsp of olive oil, grill the chicken pieces till they're nice and brown. Charred would be even better! Keep aside.
Tear up salad greens and place them in a bowl.
Tip the mango, bell pepper and chicken on the greens.
Whisk the ingredients for the vinaigrette and pour over salad.