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Chicken and mango salad with chilli lime dressing

Balmy summer days call for quick, easy and light lunches like this chicken and mango salad, ready in just 20 minutes. Pair with Naked Wines at 63% off.



  • 2 skinless chicken breasts 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated 
  • Pinch of chilli powder or cayenne pepper 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • Large handful of soft leafy greens, such as lamb’s lettuce and baby spinach 
  • 1 mango, peeled, stoned and sliced 
  • 1 avocado, peeled, stoned and sliced 
  • Handful of basil, roughly torn 
  • 30g cashews, roughly chopped 
  • Lime wedges, to serve 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • Zest and juice of ½ lime 
  • ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar 
  • ½ tbsp honey 
  • Pinch of chilli flakes 
  • Pinch of salt 
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Preheat the grill to high and line a baking tray with foil. In a mug or small jar, whisk the dressing ingredients together with a fork. 

Butterfly the chicken breasts in half lengthways and use your hands to rub the olive oil over each one. Place on the baking tray and sprinkle over the garlic, chilli powder or cayenne pepper and salt, gently rubbing the seasoning on to both sides of the breast. Grill the chicken for 4–5 minutes on each side, turning halfway, until golden brown. 

Meanwhile, assemble the salad leaves and top with the mango, avocado and basil. 

Once the chicken is cooked, thinly slice into strips and add to the salad along with the cashews. Drizzle over the dressing and serve with lime wedges. 


This salad is best enjoyed fresh but you can cook the chicken and make the dressing in advance and keep in separate airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days, just add the fresh fruits and assemble when you’re ready to enjoy. 

This recipes features in Food for the Soul by Lucy Lord, with photography by Faith Mason (HarperCollins, £14.99) .

Suggested wine pairings

Le Voyage Extraorninaire Muscadet 2020
£10.99 from Naked Wines or £6.25 for Muddy readers

The Lieubeau family have put Nantes, France, on the winemaking map with this characterful, complex and decadently dry Muscadet inspired by sci-fi author Jules Verne’s most famous stories,The Voyages Extraordinaires. The wine has just the right amount of acidity to elevate the flavours of this summery dish.

Available in our exclusive Muddy Luxe Case of 12 bottles for £75 (RRP £202.38), all matched perfectly with a recipe from our Dining at Home series.

Christian Patat Pecorino 2020
£7.99 from Naked Wines or £4.17 for Muddy readers

What do you get when you cross the crispness of a Pinot Grigio with the fruity zing of a Sauvignon Blanc? This Italian white from talented winemaker Christian Patat that pairs perfectly with this dish. A consultant oenologist, Christian travels all over Italy to help other improve there wine with his knowledge of where the best grapes hide out.

 Available in our exclusive Muddy Mixed Case of 12 bottles for £50 (RRP £140.88), all matched perfectly with a recipe from our Dining at Home series.

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