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Mango Cucumber Chicken Salad

As it always is this time of year, I will always find an excuse to stuff a mango in my mouth! Be it eating 7 in one sitting or using them in numerous creative recipes, I will always find a way to have my daily dose of mango. Each year during mango season, we always make a couple of recipes with this bomb fruit. I made this twitter thread to make it easy for you to follow through my mango recipes, and today we add another one!

I always say this time and time again, the best salads in the universe are always created here at Kaluhi’s Kitchen! My salad playlist is true testament to that, and we add my cucumber mango chicken salad to that. You will love it!

I made a dope vid to accompany the blog post. Do watch below, and subscribe!

PREP TIME: 20 min    COOK TIME: 30 min        SERVES: 2


The body

1 mango, cubed

1 medium Cucumber. cubed

50g Sweet corn, charred

1 cup of sweet dark grapes

1/2 a cup of sliced cherry Tomatoes

For the chicken

500g of chicken breasts

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

5 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon of garlic powder (or 3 cloves of fresh garlic)

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

3 sprigs of thyme

For the dressing

1 mango cheek .

1/2 cup of olive oil .

Dash of Pepper.

Dash of Cumin.

1 teaspoon of minced ginger

1 tablespoon of Honey.

1/4 cup of lime juice

Finely chopped dania


Add all the ingredients of the body in a bowl and toss them all up. The sweet corn is charred to introduce a mild smokiness to this. The cucumber adds some amazing freshness. I recommend that you core it first before chopping it so that the salad does not get unnecessarily wet. For all the ingredients in general, chop them up really small so that you can have a taste of everything in one bite.

Proceed to work on the dressing, blend the mango with the lime, honey and ginger.

Once combined, place this in a container and add your very very very finely chopped dania together with the olive oil. Why do we add the dania later on as opposed with everything else in the blender? Just so that to maintain the yellow color of the dressing. If you blend it in, the dressing turns into a weird, unappetizing green color.

Give it a good shake and once combines, dress 1/4 of it on the salad and set the rest aside. Refer to the video (at 5.07 and 7.06) for the consistency of the dressing as well as the color.

Next we work on the chicken. Your chicken should have been marinating overnight. With the ingredients I have given you above, add all of them, mix in and let it sit. Once done, remove from container, bring it to room temperature before searing.

Proceed to sear until cooked through and juicy. Tafadhali do not do it for sijui 30 minutes, you will need about 8 minutes or so- depending on the thickness of your breast- to get it cooked thorough and still retain it’s juiciness.

Slice it up into strips.

Plate the salad and then place the warm, moist, delicious chicken over it and serve it up!

I loved every single bite of that! I love how the freshness of the cucumber paired so well with that of the cherry tomatoes. I love how the sweetness of the mango and that of the grape brought this to life. I absolutely love the smokiness of the sweetcorn and how well it went with the meatiness of the juicy, chicken! Perfect!!

I truly cannot wait to see you guys try this out and enjoy this as much as i did.


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  1. Desirée

    This combination sounds amazing! Love the cucumber and mango additions!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Match made in heaven indeed!!

  2. LaKita

    This looks amazing!! I love that it is paired with chicken to make the perfect meal!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      So filling as well!

  3. portia

    I love that you have a downloadable recipe which totally comes in handy! This is the perfect side dish for summer time.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hope you do try it out when it is summertime in your country!

  4. Adri

    This recipe sounds so delicious and it’s so visually appeasing!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hope you do try it out!


    This salad looks so good! Mango and Cucumber is such a delicious combo! Perfect refreshing salad.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      It really is!

  6. Jayne Rain

    Mango totally fits right into a good salad. This looks so creamy and delicious.

    • kaluhiskitchen


  7. Katrina Adams

    You have so many of may favorites all in one!! Perfect salad for lunch or dinner!! Yum Yum!!! 😋

    • kaluhiskitchen

      It really does fit into all meal times!!

  8. Mila

    This is a SERIOUSLY good combo you put together. Love it!

    • kaluhiskitchen


  9. Jazz

    I love the look of this–especially the dressing! Colorful meals are the best meals.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      No truer words have ever been said!

  10. Renia Butler

    Slap a little Avocado in that thang and I’m sold!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Add some then let me know how it tastes!

  11. Pauline Soy

    Must try this.

    • Kaluhi

      Most certainly!

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