A delicious, colorful, sweet and spicy salad with diced chicken, a mango pico de gallo salsa, blue cheese, and cranberries in a wonderful chipotle lime vinaigrette. It's almost too pretty to eat...almost.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix mango, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, and juice of 1 lime in a large bowl; set aside.

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  • Whisk olive oil, 1/4 cup lime juice, sugar, chipotle chile powder, cumin, and garlic powder together in a bowl; set aside.

  • Toss spinach leaves, broccoli coleslaw mix, chicken, red, green, and yellow bell peppers, cranberries, and pecans together in a large bowl.

  • Spread mango salsa and blue cheese on top.

  • Drizzle lime dressing over salad and toss before serving.

Cook's Note:

I recommend prechopping bell peppers and salsa ingredients in advance to save time. I also recommend using a broccoli slaw mix that includes shredded carrots and red cabbage because it makes for a beautifully colorful salad.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; 22.3 g total fat; 14 mg cholesterol; 110 mg sodium. 25 g carbohydrates; 7.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
I am the submitter of this recipe. It is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I created this the day after a fajita dinner with mango salsa. So the salsa was pre made and the bell peppers were already chopped. So it was only a matter of assembly. It is a great way to use leftovers. It tastes great with leftover rotisserie chicken fajita chicken or blackened chicken. In Texas there is a chain of grocery stores that makes a great mango salsa and also sells a package of pre-chopped three color peppers that can be used as a short-cut. Either from scratch or using short-cuts the salad is delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2014
Definitely took longer than 30 mins. It was good. Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
I am the submitter of this recipe. It is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I created this the day after a fajita dinner with mango salsa. So the salsa was pre made and the bell peppers were already chopped. So it was only a matter of assembly. It is a great way to use leftovers. It tastes great with leftover rotisserie chicken fajita chicken or blackened chicken. In Texas there is a chain of grocery stores that makes a great mango salsa and also sells a package of pre-chopped three color peppers that can be used as a short-cut. Either from scratch or using short-cuts the salad is delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2012
I am the submitter of this recipe. It is one of my all-time favorite recipes. I created this the day after a fajita dinner with mango salsa. So the salsa was pre made and the bell peppers were already chopped. So it was only a matter of assembly. It is a great way to use leftovers. It tastes great with leftover rotisserie chicken fajita chicken or blackened chicken. In Texas there is a chain of grocery stores that makes a great mango salsa and also sells a package of pre-chopped three color peppers that can be used as a short-cut. Either from scratch or using short-cuts the salad is delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2012
Pretty darn good recipe. Definitely worth making again. I recommend using Heirloom tomatoes instead of Roma. I also recommend getting the freshest juiciest mango you can and then lastly I recommend using red onion but I bet green onion works well too. By the way in an effort to save fat and calories I used chicken broth instead of olive oil for the dressing and skipped the sugar and I didn't miss a thing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2012
Wow this salad tastes great and is so tropical - but gets 4 stars for being time consuming and expensive to make! I changed a few things up but kept most ingredients the same. I made the mango salsa as the recipe stated and cooked the chicken breast with citrus pepper seasoning. Instead of the dressing recipe I substituted Newman's Own Light Lime vinaigrette. I still mixed up the chipotle spice mixture but sprinkled a little of it over the top of the salad before pouring on the dressing. Last I used a head of lettuce and mixed that with Salad Savoy for some crunch instead of the spinach & coleslaw mix. I only used red bell peppers instead of all 3 colors (because of the cost). It is a pretty impressive dish to serve! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2012
AMAZING!!! Must have. I now use the salad dressing for other salads as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2012
Amazing salad lots of flavor. Takes lots of work but worth it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2014
I thought this was very good and healthy. I did chop all the veggies the day before to save time. Grilled the chicken and it was delish! Also it didn't specify the type of onion so I used red and it worked great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
I followed the recipe exactly - it has a wonderful medly of flavors. Next time I may chop up and add some iceberg lettuce just to give it a little crunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2012
Delicious blend of flavors! It pleased a crowd of 7 and we were all full. I added more lime juice to the salsa and dressing to thin them out a bit. I had forgotten to thaw my chicken so I use canned and this was still a big satisfying salad. Vidalia onion in this made the salsa's only bite be from the jalapenos. Will definetly make over and over! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2012
This recipe was a winner; tangy tasty and just involved a whole lot of chopping but super easy to make. We followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2014
Definitely took longer than 30 mins. It was good. Read More
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