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mango coconut chili chicken meal prep salad
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Mango Coconut Chili Chicken Salad

Chicken breast marinated in a mixture of coconut milk, ginger, chilis, and garlic on top of buttery boston lettuce, chunks of mango, sugar snap peas, red peppers and cucumber. Topped with a zingy mango cilantro dressing. Fresh and healthy meal prep for Spring!
Course lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Thai
Keyword chicken, easy, healthy, high protein, lunch prep, meal prep
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 462kcal
Author Rach


For the Chicken Skewers

  • 1 lb chicken boneless skinless chicken breasts chunked
  • 1 lime juiced and zested
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • ground pepper to taste
  • fresh cilantro to garnish

For the Salad

  • 1 head boston lettuce, washed and torn or green leaf or romaine
  • 1 red bell pepper, chunked
  • 1 cucumber, chunked
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1.5 cups mango, chunked can be from frozen and thawed

For the Mango Cilantro Dressing

  • 1 cup mango, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp red chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne, ground
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil, or avocado oil


For the chicken

  • Whisk together coconut milk, cumin, coriander, brown sugar, garlic powder, chili flakes, shallots, curry powder, soy sauce, ginger, lime juice and zest, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  • Add chunked chicken breast to bowl, submerge in the mixture and marinate for 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Remove chicken after marinating and thread on pre-soaked or metal skewers
  • Place chicken on foil-lined baking sheet and cook at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

For the salad assemblage

  • Place lettuce and all veggies and mango in meal prep containers, top with cooled chicken skewers.

For the dressing

  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pack separately and add to salad when about to eat! Can also be used to top chicken or fish!


Calories: 462kcal