Mango Salsa Chicken

This mango salsa chicken combined fresh grilled chicken and tops it with a homemade mango salsa. It’s packed with mango, pepper, cilantro and lime.

This mango salsa chicken combined fresh grilled chicken and tops it with a homemade mango salsa. It's packed with mango, pepper, cilantro and lime.

The other day I walked into the grocery store and saw a huge crate of fresh mangoes. I was immediately inspired to make something delicious. I took them home (Don’t worry, I paid for them) let them ripen and decided their destiny would be in the form of fresh salsa. Was it delicious? Heck yeah, it was! It was perfect on top of the chicken and even better when mixed in with the brown rice I served on the side.

Since I’m horrible at recipe development you with have to deal with the fact that I didn’t really measure anything for this recipe. I apologize. However, in my defense, you don’t really need to measure. This meal is all about personal taste. If you don’t like cilantro don’t add it. Not a fan of red onion? That’s cool. Make everything to your taste. I will give you the idea, you make it personalized for yourself and your family.

This mango salsa chicken combined fresh grilled chicken and tops it with a homemade mango salsa. It's packed with mango, pepper, cilantro and lime.

I threw my chicken on the grill because who doesn’t love grilled chicken? BUT you could always just throw in a pan for a quick way of cooking if you’re short on time or don’t own a grill. Oh, also feel free to use as much or little seasoning on the chicken. This recipe is all about customization and SO EASY to turn into exactly what you want. Now, get your grill ready and prepare to dive in!

{Looking for even more delicious chicken recipes? Try my Chicken Avocado Cilantro Lime SoupSheet Pan Garlic Lemon Chicken and MushroomsApple Butter Honey Mustard Chicken WingsSlow Cooker Honey Soy Sriracha Pulled Chicken or my Sheet Pan Chicken and Potato Dinner}


Mango Salsa Chicken

This mango salsa chicken combined fresh grilled chicken and tops it with a homemade mango salsa. It's packed with mango, pepper, cilantro and lime.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutesplus marinade time

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


For chicken:

  • 8 chicken breast tenders (not the breaded stuff, the raw stuff)
  • 1 tablespoon Badia Sazon Tropical seasoning for meat, poultry and fish
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Olive oil - enough to lightly coat the chicken

For mango salsa:

  • 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoon finely minced cilantro
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Fresh crack of pepper
  • Pinch of salt

Source: Nutmeg Nanny


For Chicken:
Add chicken breast, seasoning, lime juice and olive oil to a large zip top plastic bag. Marinade for for up to 8 hours. (Marinading is optional. You can also prepare the chicken and let it sit in the marinade while you make the salsa)

Take chicken out of marinade and put directly onto grill. Throw away leftover marinade. Grill on outdoor or inside grill. Once cooked top with mango salsa.

For Salsa:
Combine all ingredients and let flavors meld together in the fridge. I like to make my salsa in the morning so it's nice and flavorful by dinner.

If you are a fan of hot peppers they would be a great addition to this salsa.

19 Responses to “Mango Salsa Chicken”

  1. #
    biz319 — April 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Great BSI pick! I’ve updated you on my BSI page – thanks for hosting this week!

  2. #
    renee@mykitchenadventures — April 4, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    oh yummy!!! I have been eating the most wonderful mangos from peru lately….they are like eating candy. Sooo delicious and my store has had them on sale for 80 cents each! Yay! Thanks for hosting bsi!

  3. #
    Joanne — April 4, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Yay! Mangoes are my favorite fruit! I have a super fun idea to use them in…hope I can get it done by Sunday! that salsa sounds DELICIOUS! Definitely the perfect refreshing topping for any grilled meat!

  4. #
    Shelby — April 5, 2011 at 4:03 am

    I love mango salsa…..and I think it is the biggest reason I love fish tacos! Yummy!

  5. #
    megan — April 5, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Mangoes rock and so does mango salsa. I make mine with a can of crushed pineapple as the base and add from there. So easy and so fresh!

  6. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 5, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Brandy, this looks so delicious! I’m always looking for new dinner ideas, and this will be perfect. Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog and I’m looking forward to exploring your recipes! 🙂

  7. #
    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — April 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    I so can’t wait until they come in season here in MN! Thanks!

  8. #
    Blond Duck — April 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I’ve never tried mango salsa. I must remedy this immediately!

  9. #
    5 Star Foodie — April 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Mango salsa has such bright colors and flavors, wonderful over chicken!

  10. #
    theUngourmet — April 6, 2011 at 12:30 am

    I haven’t seen BSI go around for a while now. I’m glad it’s back. I love mangoes! Your salsa looks fantastic…puts me in the mood for summertime!!

  11. #
    sophia — April 6, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Oooh mangoes….I usually like them by themselves, but salsa sounds wonderful. And I TOTALLY agree. No measurements!! Cooking is supposed to be a personal taste thing, not a precise science.

  12. #
    Chaya — April 6, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Mangoes is a great choice. I am surprised, no one picked it before. Good for you, BRandy.

  13. #
    Swathi — April 6, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Mango salsa looks yummy.I love mango.I have linked one of my recipe.

  14. #
    Reeni — April 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This looks so fresh and delicious! I love your new look! You know what’s weird? I was planning a shrimp and mango dish for this weekend…It was meant to be.

  15. #
    Veronica — April 7, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Oh boy! Mangos are my favorite fruit–so much so that I usually refuse to make ANYTHING with them b/c I am a mango purist. But there is a very simple salad I enjoy making with them (only when I have a surplus, of course, otherwise it would be sacrilege) so if I can find some ripe ones before Sunday, I’ll make it for BSI! Now I’m really wanting that salad so I hope I get lucky with the mangos. Usually the ones I buy at the grocery store take 1-2 weeks, sometimes a month (!) to ripen.

  16. #
    biz319 — April 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Here is my entry – thanks for hosting this week!


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