California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad

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Grilled Chicken pairs beautifully with avocados and mangoes in this delicious salad, perfect for those warmer nights you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.

Grilled Chicken pairs beautifully with avocados and mangoes in this delicious salad, perfect for those warmer nights you don't want to heat up the kitchen.California Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad

Tropical fruits like mangoes and avocados are my favorite fruits. Paired together in this salad with grilled chicken, it couldn’t be more delicious! More recipes I love with mango are this Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa, these Mango Coconut Ice Pops and this Mango Coconut Chia Pudding.

Grilled Chicken pairs beautifully with avocados and mangoes in this delicious salad, perfect for those warmer nights you don't want to heat up the kitchen.

When I was a kid, I spent many summers at my cousin’s house in Puerto Rico. I remember all the mangoes falling off her mango trees, so many it was hard to keep up with them. Back then mangoes weren’t as popular here in the states, but luckily today you can find them in every supermarket.

This salad screams California, which is where it was inspired from! For this salad I used red butter lettuce, but you can use any baby lettuce. And especially home grown if you have any in your garden!

For the dressing I kept it real simple, extra virgin olive oil and white balsamic vinegar which is naturally sweet and perfect on this salad.

Grilled Chicken pairs beautifully with avocados and mangoes in this delicious salad, perfect for those warmer nights you don't want to heat up the kitchen.Grilled Chicken pairs beautifully with avocados and mangoes in this delicious salad, perfect for those warmer nights you don't want to heat up the kitchen.

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Grilled Chicken pairs beautifully with avocados and mangoes in this delicious salad, perfect for those warmer nights you don't want to heat up the kitchen.
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Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad

258 Cals 21 Protein 12 Carbs 14.5 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
Sweet champagne mango paired superbly with creamy haas avocados and California grilled chicken for a sweet-savory salad that won't disappoint. This meal is ready in minutes, perfect for a hot summer day or night!


  • 12 oz grilled chicken breast, sliced (from 1 lb raw)
  • 1 cup diced avocado
  • 1 cup diced mango, from 1 1/2 mangos
  • 2 tbsp diced red onion
  • 6 cups baby red butter lettuce

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Whisk vinaigrette ingredients and set aside.
  • Toss avocado, mango, chicken and red onion together.
  • Fill a large salad platter with baby greens or divide on 4 small dishes.
  • Top with chicken/avocado mixture and drizzle half the dressing on top.
  • Serve with remaining dressing if desired.


Serving: 1salad, Calories: 258kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 14.5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 62mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 6g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 7
Keywords: california chicken salad, chicken mango avocado salad, Grilled Chicken Avocado and Mango Salad, grilled chicken avocado salad, leftover chicken breast recipes, mango chicken

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  1. Is this still Whole30 with oils? We’re trying the Whole30 diet out for the first time and this looks great, but we want to make sure it complies.

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  3. This salad is SO good!  I marinated my chicken in teriyaki and also added a little cilantro. 

  4. This is such a simple recipe, but it’s incredibly delicious! I was so surprised at how good this turned out to be, and after eating this for a couple days in a row for a quick lunch, made it again the next week.

  5. Love! I used blood orange virgin olive oil from our local olive mill. My husband is a Type 2 Diabetic. He loved this salad!

  6. I made the recipe exactly as written, except substituting romaine for the butter lettuce.  The combination of flavors was delicious. I couldn’t stop myself from eating a second helping.  I will definitely make this again. 

  7. I really liked this but I am not a fan of vinegar – is there anything else I could use in place of the vinegar?  Or anything to add to it to mask the taste a bit? 

  8. So flavorful!

  9. I loved this recipe! My husband said: Are we supposed to eat this or take a picture. 🙂 It tasted just as great as it looked.

  10. Amazing taste, good for you food

  11. Can you meal prep with this, just adding the avocado when ready to eat? Would love to make this on a Sunday and have for the week. Looks delicious!

  12. How do you keep chicken breasts moist?

  13. Absolutely delicious.   Used Mahi Mahi pan fried with garlic instead of chicken as I was eating alone but will try with chicken next for the family.  I also had left over mango salsa with cilantro that made a nice addition to the salad.  The olive and white balsamic made for a perfect light dressing

  14. What makes the chicken “California grilled”? Is there a recipe or technique you can share?

    • The chicken is just grilled regular. You can season it however you like. It’s called “California” typically because of the avocado. Over 90% of avocados in the US are grown in California.

  15. Can you suggest another fruit to use? I am allergic to mangos. Thank you!

  16. How do you know if the mango is ripe? I have never bought one

    • Pick one that has lots of red color, and yields to a soft squeeze. You can buy and let it sit for several days. They sho7ld also have a sweet smell. Good luck. 

  17. Ooh that mango just completed the whole salad!! Looks so fresh and yummy 😉 better go buy some mangos . Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  18. Mango gets an “F” as a keto friendly food.  Not allowed 😫

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  21. Just made for dinner and so yummy!! I loved the vinaigrette. I would also add a nut next time to give it some crunch, like pecans. Thanks again!!

  22. Just made this and it was absolutely incredible! This is the 8th recipe I've made from your since last Thursday. Love them all. Thank you!

  23. Just finished making & eating this! It was so yummy! Thank you!

  24. Just curious, the serving size for this delicious recipe only says 1/4th and I was curious as to what the unit was. A cup? Thanks!

  25. Can I use any other vinegar like Red wine vinegar, reg balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar or even just regular vinegar?

  26. Hi there! I'm a loyal follower and doer of your recipes and I'm from Puerto Rico, it's a nice to know you have family over here in my beautiful island 🙂 keep posting yummy goodness

  27. I come from India and during the summer we get a massive variety of mangoes but the sweetest of all is the Alphonso which you rarely get here in the US. Would recommend a good Indian store between April – June to get the Alphonso mangoes and you will never go back to having any other kind… Oh by the way it works great in this Salad too.

  28. I just had this for lunch and it was delicious! I almost left out the mangos because I wasn't sure if I would like them, but I'm glad I didn't. They were the star of the salad for me!

  29. Great combination! I can't wait to make it again.

  30. Is white wine vinegar the same as white balsamic vinegar???

  31. Just made this for dinner – it was awesome. I used white onion instead of red, just personal preference, but it was delicious!

  32. Well, there was one state that mangoes were popular since it became one in 1959 — Hawai'i! I grew up eating mangoes…the best. Now that I live in California, I like avocados. This recipe meshes both my favourite fruits in one. The grilled chicken, the butter leaf lettuce, and the vinaigrette dressing makes it a great (and healthy) California meal. Love it!

  33. Can't wait to make this today! How do you prepare your chicken breasts? Do you bake or boil? Thanks!

  34. Great, easy recipe, had everything I needed at home already. Everyone liked it…even the kiddies!

  35. I loved it… I added fresh cilantro because I love the taste it adds to salads. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes.

  36. I had doubts about this one…..I've done tons of your recipes and so far not one flub (except the quinoa fried rice…but that's just because I realized I detest quinoa)…..BUT this one WAS AHHHHHHH-MAYYYYYY-ZING!!!!! And so easy!

  37. Can't wait to try this. I didn't start to eat Avocado's until last year when I realized just how healthy they were. Honestly, I didn't like the taste either, but I did learn to like it. I even eat Guacamole now too… which if you knew me you wouldn't believe that lol.

    But this recipe not only looks delicious but is healthy… you can't beat that.

  38. Thank you Gina… your recipes are AMAZING. I don't know why you don't have your own show on the Food Network! I just made this for lunch. I didn't have any lettuce, so I just had the salad alone. I used my Misto Olive Oil sprayer instead of the dressing, with a little salt and pepper, and it was so YUMMY!

  39. Made this for lunch with the husband, and we both loved it! I think your citrus vinaigrette would be great with it, too. Thanks!

  40. This is also great with prawns (shrimp) in place of the chicken

  41. This looks soo good! I loooove soursop and guavas too. Soursop ice cream is THE BEST !! 🙂

  42. Mangos + Avo = Delicious! What a great paring.

  43. Long time reader, first time commenter here. 🙂

    Gina, this was so good. My husband and I loved every single bite. It's going to be enjoyed many a time this summer.

  44. Oh yum! Had this for dinner last night and the whole family really liked it. It was super refreshing and something I will be making a lot this summer. Added some black beans I had left over from a previous dinner and they were a great addition. Thanks!

  45. Wow…. makes me hungry.. great combination of taste and texture… creaminess of the avocado and the sweet taste of mangoes.. great!!!

  46. The minute I saw this recipe, Iknew that I wanted to try it. So, I did. It was fabulous!! I will use it next week when I have a friend over for lunch! Thanks Gina!!

  47. Yum, this was lunch today! Just happened ti have an avocado and mango ripened, perfect timing! I did not have white balsamic on hand so I used white wine vinegar and a dash of stevia, it was awesome!

  48. Big time yum on all of this you've got going on here!

  49. My fiance would hate this. I would ADORE this. I might have to have this during lunch one day. Sounds delicious!

  50. this is great I pick up a roasted chicken took skin off and cut it up small and the only thing i added was some nuts for crunch needless to say i am having it tonight to for dinner

  51. YUMMM!!! So happy that here in south Texas we have mangoes, guava and all kinds of crazy tropical fruits!!

  52. I love this recipe, but I'm not a fan of the mango.

    Do you think fresh pineapple would work, or what do you think would be a good substitution?


  53. Can you tell me how to tell if a Mango is ripe??

  54. I totally agree with you about living on a tropical island! When we go to DR, I loveee grabbing limonsillas (I think they are called Spanish limes?). My aunt lives across the street and she has a mango tree and as much as I think I can eat all the ones that have fallen, I can't!

    Also can't wait for guava to reach the states! I occasionally grab a Goya guava drink when I'm in the supermarket. So yummy!

    Recipe looks amazing and will be trying this soon. Anything with avocados is a must have for me. Thanks Gina!

  55. Mmm, so rare for me to find a recipe I'm actually allowed to eat. I'm so happy to have found this one, it sounds divine!

  56. Didn't even think of cutting the mango the same way I do avocado. Nice tip!

    • Another delicious recipe for our dinner rotation. Ripe mango is a must for this one. I loved the combination of grilled chicken, sweet mango, creamy avocados and acid from the dressing. Yum! Put together in less than 20 mins.

  57. yum, this looks wonderful! I had a version of this at harrods when i was in london and have been wanting to recreate it ever since. thanks for the motivation!!

  58. Looks absolutely wonderful! Refreshing, yet filling, salads are the perfect way to beat the heat! 🙂 And gotta love avocado and mango!!! Can't wait to try this!

  59. Might have to try this for lunch one day….totally LOVE avocados! 🙂

  60. Yum! I love this time of year with all the fresh fruit and veggies and I can't get enough avocado!

  61. Hello Gina
    Thanks for the california grilled chicken avocado and mango salad recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my husband and my kids are gonna like it 🙂
    If you don't mind, can you submit your california grilled chicken avocado and mango salad photo in ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

  62. Any suggestions for a substitue for Mango? I detest Mango and Guava.

  63. I'm always looking for a new salad recipe and this one looks delicious! I love the combination of ingredients and that lettuce looks absolutely beautiful! Great recipe!

  64. That looks like the perfect salad. I love mango-just made a black bean and mango summer salad.

  65. oh GINA!!!! this looks amazing and I cannot wait to get all the ingredients to try this.,

  66. Guava is all over Miami from pastries to yogurt 🙂 hopefully it will make its way farther north!

  67. That looks DIVINE!
    Mango is my absolute, hands-down favorite fruit. I never thought to pair it with avocado!
    I must try this!

  68. This dish looks so flavorful and I'm loving the avocado/mango combo! Adding avocado to your salad is such a simple way to boost your fiber intake for the day.

  69. aren't they so good!

  70. Growing up in Hawaii, we used to always go to my uncle's house to pick mangoes when they were in season. They're so good! I'd just cut them in half and eat it with a spoon 🙂 This salad looks perfect and so fresh!

  71. This would hit the spot today! Great idea!