Mango Chipotle Chicken Salad


Mango Chipotle Chicken Salad

Nutrition: 565 calories, 14.5 g fat (1.8 g saturated fat), 511 mg sodium, 76 g carbs, 14.1 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 34.2 g protein, (calculated 6 servings, with 3 chicken breasts and 2 ounces of fresco queso)

Mmm, mango! It’s a healthful way to sweeten up any dish—and reportedly keeps you from contracting the flu! Just one serving of this salad provides 131% of your daily vitamin C. But that’s not all the vitamin C in a mango does for you. It also, remarkably, aides in lowering LDL levels, i.e. the bad cholesterol that clogs your precious arteries. Also, did you notice the impressive amount of protein that comes predominantly from the chicken? For other ways to incorporate chicken into your meals, don’t miss our healthy chicken recipes.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium/large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Marinade

  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 chipotle pepper (from a can of chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce), finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic

Toppings

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 mangoes, diced
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco (you can also use crumbled feta)
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce (see note)
  • handful cilantro, roughly chopped
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