Chia chicken mango salad

3 August 2017 by
First published: 17 August 2017

Stuck in a healthy dinner rut? This delicious dish packs in plenty of protein, veggies and healthy carbs alongside chilli, mango and coconut for a great flavour hit.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

270g red or white quinoa

2 chicken breast, skin off

1 medium mango

1 long red chilli

10 snow peas (mange tout)

100g baby spinach

1tbsp The Chia Co. chia seeds

50g coconut chips

2tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 limes, halved


1 bunch mint

1⁄2 bunch coriander

1⁄2 bunch parsley

1 clove garlic

150ml extra virgin olive oil

40ml cider vinegar

1tbsp chia seeds

Pinch salt and black pepper


Bring a small pot of water to the boil. Cook quinoa for 4-6 mins. Drain and set aside.

Season chicken breast with salt and pepper. Cook in fry pan with a little oil until cooked through and golden. Set aside.

Peel and slice mango into strips, cut chilli in half to remove seeds, slice long and thin. Slice snow peas long ways and place in mixing bowl with washed baby spinach, chia and coconut chips.

Once chicken has slightly cooled, slice and add to bowl.

Drizzle 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil over salad and mix.

Blend all dressing ingredients, in food processor or blender, until combined into thick sauce. Pour over salad and mix well.

Place red quinoa on plate, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, serve with salad and limes on top.

The Chia Co, available at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Wholefoods and Boots. 

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