Vietnamese Chicken & Green Mango Salad

This happened because we have a mango tree that hangs over into our back yard & pretty much just makes a big-a$$ mess. Along with this, the possums in said tree make a cr@p load of noise and upset the dog. He doesn’t like possums, they scare him, 70kg Dane scared of a 3kg fruit-eating fur ball…. That happens. Don’t judge. I am sure they say mean things to him that we can’t hear. Anyway, back from the tangent, I decided to pick some of the mangos and see if they actually tasted any good, all the ripe ones had bites out of them so I grabbed some green ones. I have had a few delicious green mango & green papaya salads before so I thought I’d give it a crack. Green mangos are LOADED with vitamin C- about as much as a whole pineapple in one mango.

2 tbs coconut aminos
Juice 1 lime
1/2 tsp tamarind paste
1 red chilli, deseeded & finely chopped
2 tbs olive or sesame oil
1-2 tsp raw honey (optional)

Mix all dressing ingredients well in a container. I just chuck mine in a little jar & shake the cr@p out of it. Done.

For the Salad-
3 chicken breasts, grilled/poached however you want to cook them.
1/2 wombok cabbage, shredded
1 cucumber, I “noodled” mine with my veggie twister
Handful fresh coriander, chopped finely
Handful fresh mint, chopped finely
1/2 cup nuts, chopped & lightly toasted (optional) – I used walnuts because that’s what I had, almonds or cashews would be fab too
3-4 spring onions, finely chopped
2 green mangos, sliced as finely as possible- I used a mandolin.

Shred the chicken with 2 forks or just chop it however you fancy. I am loving shredded meats at the moment so I went fork-style pull-apart.

In a big bowl add all the other salad ingredients, pour over dressing and mix really well to coat- get your hands in there and toss it around. Now add the shredded chicken, give it another big mix up, pile onto plates, shovel into your gob. Easy peasey.


7 thoughts on “Vietnamese Chicken & Green Mango Salad

  1. Sophie33 says:

    What a stunning & divine well flavoured chicken salad! So tasty too! xxx

    Beautifully presented too: restaurant style!!

  2. Really? You think restaurant quality!? Thank you Sophie!!

  3. Fiona Brightman says:


    This recipe sounds so yummy! Just wondering what coconut aminos are and where can I buy them?

    Thank you.


  4. Thank you Fiona! Coconut Aminos are a soy-free version of soy sauce I guess is the best way to describe. I order mine online from Mammoth Kitchen. Are you in Australia?

  5. Cara says:

    I made this on the weekend for my husband and brother and they practically inhaled it! (translation: they loved it). Thanks for posting this receipe, Shan, it was the perfect meal for a hot summer’s evening.

  6. Oh I also glad they loved it! Trav inhales it too 😉

    Sent from my iPad

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