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

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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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Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Chicken Mango Avocado Salad

5 from 106 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
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!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 people

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

  • 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.
  • 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:

  • 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*

Notes

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

Nutrition Per Serving

352kcal Calories14g Carbs19g Protein25g Fat3g Saturated Fat48mg Cholesterol561mg Sodium745mg Potassium5g Fiber7g Sugar4595IU Vitamin A20.7mg Vitamin C56mg Calcium1.5mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Mango Avocado Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
352
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
25
g
38
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
48
mg
16
%
Sodium
 
561
mg
24
%
Potassium
 
745
mg
21
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
Vitamin A
 
4595
IU
92
%
Vitamin C
 
20.7
mg
25
%
Calcium
 
56
mg
6
%
Iron
 
1.5
mg
8
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken mango avocado salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 352

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

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Cindi Z
    April 4, 2024

    This is my favorite salad! Love, love the dressing! Awesome recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2024

      I’m so happy you found a favorite on my blog, Cindi!

      Reply

  • Brenda
    January 3, 2024

    this is great! I’ve made it quite a few times. For the mango, I almost always use diced canned mango, it has always been excellent-you can’t tell the difference. Thanks for your great recipes and the fact you almost always answer people’s reviews, which we appreciate! Love your vids too-you make it fun to watch the recipes being made, even though I’ve been cooking for many decades, lol.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 3, 2024

      You’re welcome! I’m glad that you love this recipe a lot. Thanks so much too for watching my videos, it’s appreciated.

      Reply

  • Beka
    October 5, 2023

    This recipe is the best! the mango really adds a lot flavor, I was not a fan of the dressing so I just used a different one🙂I definitely recommend this recipe 😋

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 5, 2023

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

      Reply

  • Alicia O
    September 11, 2023

    This is my go-to dinner for when we have company or even to deliver to a new mom–everyone loves it and appreciates that it’s healthy & delicious!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 11, 2023

      I’m so glad it’s being enjoyed! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

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