Mango Chutney Chicken Salad

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Mango Chutney Chicken Salad

Mango Salads

I love when mangos come into season.  

I especially love it in a salad with lots of other goodies like in my mango, black beans wild rice salad or the asparagus mango spring salad .  

So good!

I found this recipe for mango chutney chicken salad from Martha Stewart and just had to convert it to a gluten-free and dairy-free version.  

And wow, this mango chutney chicken salad is so flavorful and packed with all types of nutritional goodies:

  • cultured probiotics (a dairy-free, gluten-free yogurt)
  • good spices like turmeric and cayenne
  • vitamins and minerals from the mango
  • fresh spinach for our leafy greens
  • seeds and nuts

There are so many layers of flavor, especially from the mango chutney.

And even though my husband doesn’t usually like the dishes heavy with turmeric as much as I do, he really liked this one!

And this is one of those dishes that can be made super quick if you are using a GF rotisserie chicken.  From what I understand the unseasoned rotisserie from Costco and HEB Natural are safe.

If you don’t want to risk possible gluten cross-contamination with a rotisserie chicken, allow yourself time to roast a chicken.  Or a couple of chicken breasts.  

This recipe makes more than you need for a dinner for two.  But it keeps well for a day or two in the fridge.

It’s perfect for summer and the leftovers make great lunches.

Mango Chutney Chicken Salad

This gluten-free, dairy-free mango chutney chicken salad is so flavorful and packed with nutritional goodies, cultured probiotics, and good spices like turmeric and cayenne.
Course Main Course, Salad
Keyword chicken salad, mango, mango chutney chicken salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Deana Larkin Evans

Ingredients

  • 1 GF rotisserie chicken, shredded (or 2 roasted chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 cup GF sweetened shredded coconut
  • 20 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 3/4 cup GFDF yogurt
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2-3 tbsp GF mango chutney
  • 3/4 tbsp GF stone ground mustard
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 2 tbsp raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. If using a GF rotisserie chicken (HEB Natural or Costco), just shred the chicken and set aside.

  3. Optionally, you can roast bone-in chicken breasts.  Place in an oven safe dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for an hour. Remove from oven, let cool and shred.

  4. Toast the coconut on a baking sheet for about 10-12 minutes so that it just starts to brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.

  5. Wash, rinse and dry the fresh spinach and cilantro. Separate about 12 oz spinach into 2 large salad bowls (save the remainder for lunches using about 4 oz each). Pick off the cilantro leaves and discard the stems. Roughly chop. 

  6. Mix together the yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, chutney, mustard, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper. Add the shredded chicken meat, mango, nuts and seeds. Gently toss together. Scoop the chicken salad onto the spinach. Saving about 1/3 in the fridge for lunches. Sprinkle with the toasted coconut. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I used So Delicious GFDF coconut yogurt, Stonewall Kitchen GF mango chutney and Koops’ GF stone ground mustard.

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Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten-free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010, then cut dairy and casein (except for the occasional Parmesan) in 2014. We learned A2 casein (goat, sheep and buffalo milk) is easier to digest than the predominate A1 form in cow milk. So we brought back goat milk dairy into our recipes in 2016. Thank goodness, right! So I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm learning about the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with healthy recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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