Monday, July 16, 2012

Fresh Herb & Fruit Chicken Salad

Chicken can get kind of monotonous so I'm always looking for new ways to make it.  I had some leftover grilled chicken in the fridge, so on a whim I chopped it up & added a bunch of fresh ingredients for a fresh & simple dinner.  How do you make your chicken without getting bored of it? Please share!

Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups grilled chicken (cut into cubes)
  • 1/2 english cucumber (cut into cubes)
  • 1 carrot (shred with a box grater or make curls with a veggie peeler)
  • 1 clove garlic (mince)
  • 1 mango (cut into cubes)
  • 5 mint leaves (chiffonade) 
  • 5 basil leaves (chiffonade)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 cups baby arugula

Dressing Ingredients:
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

Make it:
  1. Toss all salad ingredient together in a bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl or measuring cup mix all dressing ingredients together.
  3. Toss salad with dressing & serve immediately.


  1. Mangos + chicken thighs = delish

    1. Yes should mention we've been grilling organic chicken thighs as of late.they're a bit less spendy and a whole lot more juicy!