Chicken Mango Bacon Salad

This fresh Chicken Mango Bacon Salad is scrumptious, especially with grilled chicken and a sweet orange dressing.

Chicken Mango Bacon Salad

Happy October, Friends!

My husband and I met 24 years ago this month. I can still remember the lyrics to Moondance, as we were driving over to the Oregon coast to spend the day, and then back into the Rogue Valley.

The autumn leaves, the lyrics to this tune, the feeling of being with someone you really like {which turned into love}, the newness of getting to know someone for the very first time, sharing little bits about your own life….falling in love is like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle. You put the pieces together, but it takes time to create a beautiful mosaic piece of art, like your entire lifetime of getting to know one another. (Photo cred to Kristen.)

Moondance - Sandy & Paul 2012

The October skies … the leaves that are falling … the breeze that is blowing … the heart strings …

I’m a romantic at heart! Here’s Van singing it

Well, it’s a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
’Neath the cover of October skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And I’m trying to please to the calling
Of your heartstrings that play soft and low…
~Van Morrison

Being it’s fall, and happy we still have a couple months of grilling season here in Oregon, I recently put some chicken breasts on the grill to cook ahead for weekday salads. My husband and I love to eat salads for lunch, and it’s always good (as in any marriage) to keep the element of surprise each day … what kind of salad will it be?

Sometimes he makes lunch, sometimes I make lunch.

And when there’s bacon involved, as there is in this salad, he’s always a happy man!

Chicken Mango Bacon Salad

What man does not love bacon? LOL.

If you’re dating, or newly married, remember this secret!

For the salad, I used grilled chicken, cashews, cucumbers, mango, feta … and this killer bacon dressing.

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Very easy to make, this salad would be a great one to make if you’re hosting a luncheon. Serve it with crunchy bread, and a sweet pumpkin dessert. The perfect fall lunch menu! Yum!

What’s your favorite lunchtime salad?

Chicken Mango Bacon Salad | ReluctantEntertainer@gmail.com

Chicken Mango Bacon Salad

This fresh Chicken Mango Bacon Salad is scrumptious, especially with grilled chicken and a sweet orange dressing. I buy pre-sliced mango at Trader Joe’s. Delicious when in season and perfect for a quick salad. You can buy precooked bacon and lightly heat on the stove or microwave.

Ingredients:

  • Grilled chicken breasts
  • Salad greens
  • Cucumber
  • Feta Cheese
  • Cashews
  • Mango chunks
  • 1 medium orange, juice squeezed
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 6-8 slices cooked bacon, crisp and crumbled

 

Directions:

  1. Prepare the greens, chicken, mango, cucumber, feta, and cashews in a large salad bowl.
  2. Squeeze the orange into a small bowl. Add the olive oil, vinegar, and honey. Whisk together. Add the chopped onion and crumbled bacon.
  3. Pour the dressing onto the salad. Toss and serve.

 

Chicken Mango Bacon Salad

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9 comments

  1. Congrats on your anniversary!! This salad looks spectacular. And I agree, what man DOESN’T love bacon?!? Haha!

  2. Love this combo and huge congrats to you guys!!

  3. Mango and bacon sound like a great flavor combo!

  4. Yum! I love a good salad…in fact that’s my plan for dinner tonight…A loaded salad :)

  5. This looks absolutely delicious! Lovely photos.

  6. The photo of you and Paul is so sweet:-)

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