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Chicken Mango Avocado Salad (VIDEO)

This Chicken Mango Avocado Salad is loaded with juicy chicken, creamy avocado and that sweet pop of mango flavor take this mango salad over the top. A Cheesecake Factory recipe (copycat).

We love restaurant copycat recipes like Zuppa Toscana, seared Shrimp Fajitas and Pico de Gallo. This Mango Chicken Salad does not disappoint!

Ingredients for chicken mango avocado salad arranged in bowl with spoon

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Chicken Mango Salad:

Last week’s date night to the Cheesecake Factory, resulted in the discovery of this Chicken Mango Avocado Salad. The combination of sweet, savory and tangy ingredients make this a refreshing and memorable summer salad and the honey vinaigrette couldn’t be easier!

I highly highly recommend you top this with the toasted almonds (I forgot to toss them in before photographing but they add a nice crunch and compliment the mango very well. The Cheesecake Factory recipe had wonton strips over the top but I wasn’t too keen on them – just extra calories without much flavor. We loved the toasted almonds 100 times more – crunchy, nutty, fragrant and guilt-free!

honey vinaigrette dressing pouring over chicken mango salad with same flavor profile as cheesecake factory recipe

Chicken Avocado Mango Salad Ingredients:

The combination of flavors and textures makes this a very exciting salad to eat! It is loaded with juicy chicken, crisp lettuce, sweet mango, creamy avocado and crunchy almonds – this salad is a winner! No wonder it is such a popular cheesecake factory recipe.

If you love mangos, a mango slicer makes it easy and efficient to cut out the pit. Also, every salad lover should have a salad spinner in their kitchen. It is a major time-saving tool. You can rinse, drain and spin dry in just a couple of minutes. No more soggy salads!

Ingredients for chicken mango avocado salad with mango, avocado, cucumber, tomato, almonds, romaine, chicken breast and honey vinaigrette ingredients to make mango salad.

How to Cut a Mango:

1. A mango has one long, flat seed that goes from stem to nose. If you don’t have a mango slicer, you can cut a mango with a sharp slim knife: slice off the sides around the seeds keeping as close to the seed as you can. Scoop the flesh out of the skin and slice or dice desired.

how to cut a mango slicing the sides away from the pit

The SECRET to Perfectly Sauteed Chicken:

See that juicy chicken? The KEY to juicy sauteed chicken every time is using an instant-read thermometer. Remove the chicken from the pan once it reaches 165˚F.

Tossed chicken mango avocado salad with honey vinaigrette with mango, seared chicken and sliced avocado

More Copycat Cheesecake Factory Recipe Ideas:

How to Make Chicken Mango Salad:

Mouth. Is. Watering!! You have to experience this mango salad. Every bite is bursting with so much flavor.

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Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

5 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Chicken Mango Avocado Salad recipe in a bowl served like Cheesecake Factory recipe (copycat).

This Chicken Mango Avocado Salad is loaded with juicy chicken, creamy avocado and that sweet pop of mango flavor take this mango salad over the top! The sweet and tangy honey vinaigrette couldn't be easier!

Author: natashaskitchen
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$15
Calories: 352 kcal
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

Chicken Avocado Mango Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (2 medium)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce 1 head, rinsed, chopped and spun dry
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 english cucumber sliced
  • 1 mango pitted, peeled and diced*
  • 1 avocado pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small purple onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds toasted, for topping

Honey Vinaigrette Dressing:

Instructions

How to Make Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

  1. Cut chicken breast in half lengthwise then season with garlic salt and pepper to taste and sautee in 2 tsp olive oil over medium high heat until browned and cooked through (3 min per side). Remove from pan, cool for 5 minutes then slice into strips against the grain.
  2. In a large salad bowl, add chopped romaine. Top with halved cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, diced mango and avocado, thinly sliced purple onion, 1/4 cup cilantro (and yes cilantro can be omitted if you have a cilantro aversion).

How to Make Honey Vinaigrette Dressing:

  1. Combine the Honey Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients in a mason jar, cover tightly with lid and shake together until well combined. You can also mix it up in a bowl and whisk thoroughly. If not using dressing right away, shake well just before serving. Drizzle the salad dressing over the chicken mango avocado salad, adding it to taste*

Recipe Notes

*We used about 2/3 of the dressing which is reflected in the nutrition label.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Mango Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 561mg24%
Potassium 745mg21%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 4595IU92%
Vitamin C 20.7mg25%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Q: Do you have a favorite Summer Salad? I would love to hear from YOU in a comment below!

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  • Sharon
    August 28, 2019

    Can you use Madrine Oranges instead of Mangoes? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2019

      Hi Sharon, I don’t see why not. I hope you love this recipe! Reply

  • Annmarie Martinez
    August 24, 2019

    I made the chicken mango salad. It was amazing. My family and I have joined a gym and this a a once a week salad for us. Thank you Natasha!!!!! We love your food
    The Martinez family  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 24, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Annmarie! Reply

  • Amy
    August 7, 2019

    This was delicious. My husband loved it! Great dish! Will make again! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 8, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Amy! Reply

  • Greet
    August 2, 2019

    I have made a few of your recipes now and today i have made your chicken Mango Avocado salad. My husband and I loved it very much. Thanks you for the beautiful recipes you post. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 2, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Michelle K.
    August 1, 2019

    My family loved it!! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Paulette
    August 1, 2019

    I made the salad and it really was excellent. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Irina Kondratyuk
    July 30, 2019

    Made this salad today and it was a hit!! Will be making again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2019

      That’s so great Irina! I’m so glad you enjoyed that! Reply

  • TCF
    July 30, 2019

    This was refreshing and delicious! It even stored well for lunch the day. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2019

      Leftovers for lunch are the best! Thank you so much for sharing that awesome review! Reply

  • Alli
    July 29, 2019

    Not only is this a gorgeous salad, it is so flavorful and easy! A keeper in our house. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Alli! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Jen
    July 29, 2019

    That pop of flavor from adding the mango is out of this world delicious! Such a great summer salad! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      Isn’t it the best! Thank you for that great review, Jen! Reply

  • Julia Frey
    July 29, 2019

    What a fantastic salad recipe, Natasha! Full of flavour yet light and filling. We loved it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      That’s so awesome Julia! I’m so happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Sara Welch
    July 28, 2019

    This is everything a gourmet salad should be, and then some! Can’t wait to enjoy this for dinner tonight! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Valerie
    July 28, 2019

    This salad is so colorful and sounds really flavorful. It’s definitely a step above plain old greens. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Corinne Sadowsky
    July 27, 2019

    I was wondering about your blueberry varenyky. Can you freeze them. And if you can when before you cook them or before, Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 28, 2019

      Hi Corinne, Are you referring to these? But Yes they are freezer friendly. Dust generously with flour and arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and put in the freezer. Once they’re frozen, transfer them to a large Ziploc bag and freeze. Also, when you are ready to cook them, place them into boiling water directly from the freezer. Do not thaw. Frying them post boil sounds like it may work! Reply

  • Isabella
    July 26, 2019

    So delicious 😋! Where did you get your white salad bowl from? Reply

  • Natalie
    July 26, 2019

    Natasha, this salad looks great! Will be making it soon. Could you, please, share where your salad bowls are from. Love them! Reply

  • Olga
    June 22, 2019

    Hey Natasha, this salad looks amazing! is there anything I could use instead of the Dijon mustard? Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      June 22, 2019

      Hi Olga, I haven’t tried any substitutions. I think it would still be good without the dijon, just as a vinaigrette, but we do love the extra layer of flavor that dijon adds. Reply

  • Maria
    December 11, 2018

    As there will only be 2 of us for Christmas lunch this year, I am not going to do the big feast. I am going to have this special salad for Christmas lunch followed by a very special cheesecake recipe that I have made several times…. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 11, 2018

      That sounds lovely, Maria! Merry Christmas! Reply

    • Jasmine
      July 26, 2019

      Looks so delicious 😋. Can’t wait to try it! Where did you get your salad bowl from? Reply

  • Astha
    September 30, 2018

    Can we make it few days before as a mealprep?How can we preserve avocado and mango for few days? Love ur receipes Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2018

      I think that could be done. We usually enjoy it fresh. Lemon juice helps preserve avocados. Enjoy! Reply

  • Ian
    August 29, 2018

    Hi Natasha

    I tried out this recipe and it turned out fantastic. Plus it was very easy to make and thanks for including the dressing too.

    When mangoes are not in season or unavailable, what would you say about substituting it with 4-6 slices of pineapple? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2018

      Hi Ian! Thank you for the wonderful review. I haven’t tried it with pineapple but it sounds delicious! Please let me know how you like it if you experiment Reply

  • Mike Berriman
    July 7, 2018

    Hi Natasha, We marinate chicken thigh fillets overnight in whole egg mayo, garlic and mango chutney. BBQ, then serve them over a lettuce, tomato, avocado salad. This is our warm chicken salad. very popular in summer. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2018

      That sounds soooo good! Thank you for sharing that process with us! Reply

  • chris
    May 12, 2018

    I really, really want to try this salad. However, the chances of the mangoes on my counter, and the avocados on my counter both becoming ripe at the time … an ongoing challenge! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 13, 2018

      Hi Chris good point! When I’m planning for this salad, I try to buy mangos and avocados of similar ripeness (if possible) 🙂 You can also help avocados ripen faster by putting them in a paper bag with a banana or apple. You can do the same with a mango. They release ethylene gas which makes fruit ripen faster and trapping it in a bag with other fruits that release ethylene will speed up the process 🙂 Reply

    • Hilary
      June 4, 2018

      Any suggestions for a replacement for the chicken? This salad looks really good but I’m a vegetarian. I could leave it out, but then there’s less protein so it’s not a great meal salad. Reply

      • Natasha
        June 5, 2018

        Hi Hilary, what about chickpeas or quinoa – those might work well. You might also experiment with different mild cheeses. Reply

  • John Cassidy
    May 9, 2018

    I made this dish last night for my wife and son it was gone in about 15 minutes, Was awesome thank you Natasha!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2018

      Yay, I’m glad to hear how much they love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your awesome review John! Reply

  • Cristina Sanchez
    May 6, 2018

    Another great and yummy recipe!!! I made this salad, I have no words to explain how good it was, DELICIOUS!!! All my family loved it!!!! Thank you Natasha!!! Blessings for you and your family!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2018

      You’re welcome Cristina! I’m glad to hear the recipe is an absolute hit. Thanks for following and sharing your outstanding review! Reply

  • Marimar
    May 1, 2018

    Hi Natasha, do you have any tiramizu recipe? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2018

      I sure do, here is the direct link to that recipeReply

  • lydia
    April 29, 2018

    This is the best salad I have ever had. I just made it for my dinner tonight. Healthy ingredients and tasty dressing. love it so much!!! thanks Natasha! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 30, 2018

      My pleasure Lydia! I’m glad the recipe is a big favorite of yours! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Cher
    April 27, 2018

    Made this last night without chicken, i used cold-pressed sunflower oil and lemon juice instead of apple cider. I also used baby spring mix instead of romaine lettuce (that’s what i had). Everything else is perfect! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 27, 2018

      I’m happy to hear the recipe was a success! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers Cher! Reply

  • Nora
    April 22, 2018

    I am in love with this salad. I added some shredded carrot and toasted coconut to the ingredients because I had them on hand. The combination of flavors are perfect and the dressing is amazing. See myself making this all summer with some grilled chicken. Thanks for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 22, 2018

      You’re welcome Nora! I’m glad this recipe is a favorite for you. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Lila fed
    April 18, 2018

    Hey Natasha what kind of Honey Vinaigrette Dressing are you using ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 18, 2018

      Hi Lila, It is a homemade honey vinaigrette dressing. I have the full list of ingredients in the recipe card towards the end of the recipe post. I hope you LOVE it! 🙂 Reply

  • Alena
    April 18, 2018

    Looks like a great and healthy salad idea!! Adding to the dinner list for the next week. I thought you’d want to know that there are some mistypes in the recipe like tmatoes and thinkly sliced 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2018

      I hope you love the recipe Alena! Thanks for the heads up on the grammar, it’s been fixed! 😉 Reply

  • Natalie Ellis
    April 18, 2018

    This is a typical type of salad I often make all the time. We can be flexible to mix many leftovers in the fridge also xD And it’s always yummy and healthy!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 18, 2018

      It sure is! I’m glad you enjoy these types of recipes as much as I do Natalie! Reply

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