Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mango-Pecan Chicken Salad

This summer I've been reading lots of cozy mysteries, the same genre as the beloved Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs, and I believe it was in one of them that I recently read about a chicken salad with mango and pecans. There was no recipe, so I decided to create one!

I absolutely love mango, whether it's the fruit itself or the mango flavoring in tea. Here's the recipe I came up with.

Mango-Pecan Chicken Salad

1-1/2 cups cooked chicken, finely chopped in food processor
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup fresh mango, diced
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried basil, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons mayonnaise, or as desired

Mix all ingredients and, for best taste, allow flavors to meld overnight. Yields 1-1/2 cups of a "spreadable" chicken salad.

I've been having this for my lunchtime sandwiches this week, but of course you can also make tea sandwiches!


  1. Looks good and I love those mysteries as well!

  2. Yum! I agree, I love those mysteries. And the mango chicken salad looks delish!

  3. As my mother would say, "It looks good enough to eat!" ;-) Pretty dish too!

  4. We love mango, I'll have to give this a try. I think mangos are on sale this week too.

  5. Mmmmmm . . .Mango!

    Sounds good. I have a mango in the fridge and some chicken breasts waiting for a recipe.

    Tea friends will be delighted!

    Great Idea.

  6. Would love to know what books you are enjoying. I love cozy mysteries and The tea shop ones are one of my favorites. My sister and niece and I have read the whole series. I also know we will be having your chicken salad for supper very soon!! Love, love mangos

  7. Delicious salad and served on such a pretty plate - win-win! Joanie


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