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.PhotoGrid_1461605236597
Ingredients:

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

Dressing:

Balsamic vinegar - 2 tbsp

Extra virgin olive oil - 2 tsp

Paprika/chilli powder - 1/2 tsp

Honey - 1/2 tsp
Method:

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.

Done!

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