Chicken With Mango Salsa


Chicken with mango salsa is a no-waste recipe that pleases both kids and adults. Mango salsa is a wonderful replacement for traditional tomato salsa. The tangy taste of tomatoes with sweet mango makes an excellent sauce for chicken. Use white meat to make it healthier and lower in calories. This tropical mix can be served on your summer barbecues or family get-togethers.

Cajun chicken with mango salsa

  • 20m prep
  • 10m cook
  • 4 servings
Cajun chicken with mango salsa

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Team Cajun chicken breasts with vibrant mango salsa to create a complete mid-week meal.


Sarah Hobbs

613 calories per serve

Allergens: Recipe may contain sulphites.

  • 18 Ingredients
  • 3 Method Steps
  • 4 (about 250g each) single chicken breast fillets, skin on
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Mixed salad leaves, to serve
  • mango salsa
  • 1 ripe mango
  • 1 avocado, halved, stone removed, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, halved, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp finely shredded fresh mint
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season
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Tequila Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa

Grilled tequila lime chicken served with fresh mango salsa is a perfect meal for warm summer nights. Each piece of lean white meat is glazed with a honey-lime mixture for enhanced flavor.

Tequila Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa

Chicken is one of the simplest proteins to cook on a barbecue and the flavor combinations are endless. There’s no better way to welcome the change in season than with a festive grilled tequila lime chicken paired with bright and colorful mango salsa.

A savory blend of spices combines nicely with tangy lime, aged tequila, and a drizzle of honey. This meal is bold in flavor but easy enough to prepare any day of the week. If you’re ready to fire up the grill, let’s not waste another minute!


There’s something about eating a mango that signals my brain to think island vacation or summertime. It’s one of those exotic fruits that just transforms the vibe of your dish in a fun and bright way.

There are a few ways on how to cut a mango, but the process is fairly straightforward. Because of the large seed in the center, you must cut around it. I like to use my 8-inch chef’s knife to cut from the top of the stem down to get two of widest sides first. Then I slice off two smaller sides. I cut down into the mango 1/4-inch wide slice pattern one direction and then cut across in the opposite direction to create a diamond hatch pattern. Then I use a spoon to scoop out the cubes of sliced mango.

A tasty salsa is the quickest way to add fresh flavors and nutrients into each bite. With health in mind, I like to incorporate as many colorful fruits and vegetables into my meals.

Ripe red tomatoes, creamy avocado, savory minced red onions, zesty lemon juice, spicy jalapeno all make it into this fresh mango salsa recipe. I always have an extra bag of chips on hand, so I can snack on the salsa as I grill.

grilled chicken breasts on a white plate

Wow, check out that gorgeous spiced and marinated grilled tequila lime chicken breast! I like to add a simple lime juice and honey glaze combination to each side of the chicken when I’m grilling. It’s so good! The chicken is great on top of salads or even in as a filling for chicken tacos.

Now that the chicken is hot off the grill don’t forget to top with a generous amount of fresh mango salsa. Why not also make yourself a cold mango margarita since you have all of the ingredients on hand, just a friendly suggestion. I hope you enjoy those warm summer nights with friends or family just relaxing with full bellies, and that this chicken dish makes it to your table.

The benefit of marinating chicken before cooking

The biggest advantage of marinating your chicken is to infuse MORE flavor! The surface of the meat gets most of the marinade love. The garlic and savory spices get dispersed in the oil which helps the fat-soluble flavor compounds disperse and stick to the surface of the chicken. The acids like lime juice in the marinade help to slightly tenderize the meat. I would go 1 to 2 hours max for this tequila lime marinade. The water-soluble ingredients like the salt and earthy flavors of the tequila gently infuse into the meat, thus making it even more flavorful.

Tequila Lime Chicken with Mango Salsa

Grilled tequila lime chicken served with fresh mango salsa is a perfect meal for warm summer nights. Each piece of lean white meat is glazed with a honey-lime mixture for enhanced flavor.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Total Time30 mins

Servings4 servings




Tequila Lime Chicken

  • ▢¼ cup tequila
  • ▢2 tablespoons lime juice, plus zest
  • ▢2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ▢1 tablespoon cumin
  • ▢1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ▢1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ▢½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ▢¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ▢¼ cup olive oil
  • ▢1 ½ pounds chicken breasts, thinly sliced or flattened to ½-inch thick, (4 breasts)


  • ▢2 tablespoons honey
  • ▢1 tablespoon lime juice

Mango Salsa

  • ▢1 mango, cubed
  • ▢½ cup tomatoes, diced
  • ▢1 avocado, cubed
  • ▢¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ▢zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • ▢½ jalapeño, minced
  • ▢½ cup cilantro leaves, chopped



  • Whisk all marinade ingredients together; tequila, 2 tablespoons lime juice, zest, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, chili powder, black pepper, and olive oil.
  • Place the chicken in a resealable plastic bag just large enough to fit.
  • Pour marinade over the chicken, turning to coat. Remove any air from the bag and seal.
  • Allow chicken to marinate for 20 to 30 mins at room temperature or 1 hour refrigerated.


  • Combine in a small bowl, 2 tablespoons honey and 1 tablespoon lime juice, set aside.

Mango Salsa

  • In a medium-sized bowl combine mango, tomato, avocado, red onion, lemon zest and juice, jalapeno, and cilantro.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Grilled Chicken

  • Heat grill to medium-high. Add a small amount of vegetable oil on a folded piece of paper towel, and then carefully grease the grill grates with the oil.
  • Once the grill is nice and hot, add the chicken breasts and discard the marinade.
  • Cook until no longer pink (160-165°F), about 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness.
  • After flipping the first side, brush the glaze onto the chicken.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and transfer to a clean plate, cover to keep warm.
  • Brush more glaze on the chicken before serving and top with mango salsa.


Healthy and simple Grilled Chicken made with a super delicious Mango Salsa recipe. It’s important to dress things up around the dinner table and this recipe is a good place to start. Adds some twist and flavor to your chicken recipe.

easy grilled chicken recipe


Grilled chicken is always a win, but when you add this mango salsa recipe over it, you will be taking the flavor of your healthy grilled chicken recipe to a whole new level of flavor. This healthy recipe is our absolute favorite. We serve this over basmati rice or quinoa.

grilled chicken with mango avocado salsa

If you love having grilled chicken and you want to change things up a bit then you should be ready for this healthy and delicious Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa Recipe. Plus, you just can’t go wrong when mixing grilled chicken and mango salsa together. It’s time to make those taste buds dance as they have never danced before.

Fire up the stove for this amazing Chicken recipe. It works great for those who meal prep. Just cut up the chicken to smaller pieces so they are ready to eat with a side of quinoa or brown rice.

Mango salsa recipe


Salt to taste
Red bell pepper

chicken topped with mango avocado salsa

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chicken topped with mango avocado salsa

Grilled Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

Spiced grilled chicken breasts topped with a sweet and tangy mango avocado salsa.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 401kcal


  • ▢4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ▢2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ▢2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ▢salt to taste
  • ▢1 cup diced mango
  • ▢1 cup diced avocado
  • ▢the juice of 1 lime
  • ▢1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
  • ▢1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  • Heat a grill over medium-high heat. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts and sprinkle with the chili powder and salt to taste.
  • Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, combine the mango, avocado, red bell pepper and cilantro in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice and salt to taste.
  • Spoon the salsa over the chicken and serve.


Nutritional facts:

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

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