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Chipotle-Mango BBQ Chicken Salad

Chipotle Mango BBQ Chicken Salad (The Gingered Whisk)
So, this is a first for me… I’m posting a salad recipe on my blog. Now please don’t get the wrong idea that I’m a salad hater, here. I actually really like salads. I just don’t like making them. See, I like the complicated,  $12 restaurant quality salads. To get the kind of salads that I like at home, you have to spend $25 in ingredients and then eat the stupid thing for a week straight. Its so not worth it for me. But Joel has been asking for more dinner salads lately, and like any good wife, you’ve got to give you man what he wants – especially if its a salad! (No, Joel, you may still not buy a brand new Jeep or that ridiculous generator you want). 

Chipotle Mango BBQ Chicken Salad (The Gingered Whisk)
This salad was actually really easy to put together. I made the BBQ sauce ahead of time (and the recipes makes plenty, which is good because its really good and we have been using it on everything lately!). I grilled the chicken and corn the night before (because we had the fire going already, and why not?) so I only had a tiny bit of mixing and chopping to do to get dinner on the table. And it was SO delicious! We will definitely be making (and devouring) this one again!
Chipotle Mango BBQ Chicken Salad (The Gingered Whisk)

Chipotle Mango-BBQ Chicken Salad

by The Gingered Whisk
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: salad entree mango corn chicken summer
Ingredients (4 servings)

    BBQ Sauce

    • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
    • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, plus 2 tsp sauce
    • 1/2 cup ketchup
    • 1/2 cup apple juice (I used applesauce, because that’s what I had!)
    • 1/4 onion, chopped
    • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
    • juice from 1/2 lemon
    • 2 TBSP rice vinegar
    • 2 TBSP brown sugar
    • 1 TBSP canola oil
    • 2 tsp paprika
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper

    Dressing

    • 2 TBSP of the chipotle-mango bbq sauce
    • 2 TBSP plain greek yogurt
    • 1-2 tsp lime juice (more or less depending on how you like it)
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Salad

    • 2 chicken breasts
    • 2 ears sweet corn
    • 1 tomato, diced
    • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
    • 1 bag of salad mix
    Instructions

    BBQ Sauce

    Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.
    Let cool.
    Transfer to a food processor and blend until smooth.

    Dressing

    In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients, seasoning to taste.

    Salad

    Marinate the chicken in the BBQ sauce for at least 15 minutes (and up to 3 hours).
    Grill over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes per side. Rest 5 minutes before slicing.
    Grill the corn alongside the chicken, rotating every few minutes, until nice and charred. Let cool a few minutes and then slice the kernels off.
    Divide the lettuce between the plates, top with the corn, tomatoes, cilantro, and chicken. Drizzle with the dressing and Enjoy!
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    (Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats)

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    3 Comments

  • Reply
    Lisa
    April 30, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Your salad definitely looks like restaurant quality. I could eat that every night.

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    korenainthekitchen.com
    May 1, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    Oh this looks so yummy! I love a good dinner salad, and anything with chipotle is OK with me 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy
    May 2, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    That BBQ sauce looks awesome! I love chipotle and I bet the mango makes it extra tasty!

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