Grilled Mango Chicken

This grilled mango chicken is one of my favorite easy summer meal. Juicy grilled chicken topped with a fresh and vibrant mango avocado salsa pairs perfectly for a light and delicious weeknight dinner. It’s made with wholesome ingredients that the whole family will love.

Grilled mango chicken

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This grilled mango chicken is so easy to make.
  • The mango avocado salsa is fresh and vibrant.
  • It’s great when cooking for a crowd.
  • Perfect weeknight meal.
  • Family favorite recipe.
  • The grilled chicken and salsa create the best flavor combo.
  • A balanced meal for the whole family.
  • Gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and refined sugar free

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Extra virgin olive oil. This will be used for the chicken and broccolini. You can also use avocado oil.
  • Chicken breasts. 1.5 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. You can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
  • Broccolini. 2 bunches of broccolini is needed, you can sub with broccoli florets or asparagus.
  • Mangos. 3 mango, diced. This is the base of the salsa and a must for this grilled mango chicken.
  • Red onion. 1/2 red onion, diced. You can use a yellow or white onion as well.
  • Avocado. 1 large avocado, diced. You want to avocado to be ripe but not too ripe to where it gets squishy.
  • Lemon juice. You will use the juice from 1 whole lemon, about 2-3 tbsp. Can sub with lime juice.
  • Fresh cilantro. A handful of fresh cilantro, chopped. This adds great vibrancy to the salsa.
  • Seasonings. You will be using salt and pepper to taste for the chicken, broccolini, and for the salsa.

How to Make

Step 1

Make the mango avocado salsa. Add all ingredients (except lemon juice) to a large bowl. Mix until fully combined. Squeeze lemon juice over top then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover in place in fridge while the chicken and veggies cook.

Step 2

Prep the chicken and veggies. Trim and cut chicken breasts into tenders and season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss broccolini with oil oil, salt, and pepper.

Step 3

Grill the chicken and veggies. Add all ingredients to a preheated grill (~450 degrees F), close and let cook about 5 minutes each side for the chicken. Rotate broccolini so it gets an even char and remove when tender and crisp around the edges.

Step 4

Serve the grilled mango chicken. Plate the chicken and broccolini. Top with mango avocado salsa.

Expert Tips

  • Make the mango salsa ahead of time to save time. Cover and set aside in the fridge.
  • Serve the grilled mango chicken with a complex carb of choice for a perfectly balanced meal. I like doing mine with roasted potatoes or jasmine rice.
  • Feel free to use whatever veggies you prefer! Know that some veggies will grill faster than others. Broccolini, broccoli florets, or thick asparagus spears should take around the same time to cook.
  • Don’t like chicken? Serve the mango salsa with fresh grilled fish!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I serve this grilled mango chicken?

Serve chicken and veggies topped with fresh avocado mango salsa. For a perfectly balanced meal add a complex carb like roasted potatoes or rice.

How do I store it?

Store chicken and veggies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Store mango salsa in a separate airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

What if I don’t have a grill?

While I think the grill is the best if you have the option, I know not everyone has one. You can easily pan fry or roast the chicken and veggies.

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Grilled Mango Chicken

This grilled mango chicken is one of my favorite easy summer meal. Juicy grilled chicken topped with a fresh and vibrant mango avocado salsa pairs perfectly for a light and delicious weeknight dinner. It's made with wholesome ingredients that the whole family will love.
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 lb chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 bunches broccolini
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mango Avocado Salsa

  • 3 mangoes diced
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice sub lime juice
  • handful fresh cilantro diced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Make the mango avocado salsa. Add all ingredients (except lemon juice) to a large bowl. Mix until fully combined. Squeeze lemon juice over top then season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and place in fridge while the chicken and veggies cook.
  • Prep the chicken and veggies. Trim and cut chicken breasts into tenders and season with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss broccolini with oil oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Grill the chicken and veggies. Add all ingredients to a preheated grill (~450 degrees F), close and let cook about 5 minutes each side for the chicken. Rotate broccolini so it gets an even char and remove when tender and crisp around the edges.
  • Serve. Plate the chicken and broccolini. Top with mango avocado salsa.

Notes

  • Serve the mango grilled chicken with a complex carb of choice for a perfectly balanced meal. I like doing mine with roasted potatoes or jasmine rice.
  • Feel free to use whatever veggies you prefer! Know that some veggies will grill faster than others. Broccolini, broccoli florets, or thick asparagus spears should take around the same time to cook.
  • Don’t like chicken? Serve the mango salsa with fresh grilled fish!
  • Store chicken and veggies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Store mango salsa in a separate airtight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

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