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Mango Avocado Chicken Salad

Ok, ok.  Just when you think I’ve posted enough mango avocado salad recipes…here’s another one haha.  I just can’t help myself.  The combination is just so good!!  Maya chowed it down, and asked for 2nds!

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right? 😉 Blog Paleo Mango Avocado Chicken Salad-2Blog Paleo Mango Avocado Chicken Salad-4 Blog Paleo Mango Avocado Chicken Salad-3Ingredients

  • 2 Cups diced chicken (I used left over rotisserie chicken, but you could grill up a few breasts seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper)
  • 1 ripe mango diced
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatos
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced peppers (I used red, orange, and yellow)
  • 1/4 Cup diced red onion (I omitted this, because Maya is weird about onions, but I think it would be a great addition!)
  • Dressing of choice.  I cheated and used a pre-made poppyseed dressing, but you could use either of these paleo friendly recipes Esther has posted.  Mango dressing here or Creamy Lemon Garlic Dressing here.  Or the Avocado Dressing I posted here.
  • Serve over a bed of butter lettuce.  Arugula or spinach would be great too!


Costco Hack- Grilled Chicken and Onion Salad with Kale, Broccoli, and Avocado

As a working mother of 2 teenage stepsons and a toddler, dinners aren’t always what I imagine or want them to be.  If I can make them reasonably healthy, easy, and edible I count it as a major win!  So, you know who gets a lot of our grocery business?  Costco!  I don’t have the time, patience or wallet to go to all the various grocery stores, and if you have a bigger family-Costco is a home run.  So, I do a lot of what I like to call “Costco Hacks”.  The term “Ikea Hack” has become pretty well known as a term of making something inexpensive into something that doesn’t look inexpensive at all, and I think that the same can be made of food!

You can totally do that with Costco/Trader Joe’s too!  Especially if you have a family.  Gather a bunch of ingredients, and then make them into meals that are healthy, relatively easy, and enjoyable across the board!  And above all…share with the rest of us!!!

So…for my first official “Costco Hack” installment… Everything in this salad is from Costco.

And sadly, I know I could have made it look better, but I got the idea to take pictures after I had tossed it all together.  Which jumbled it all and made it look messy.  I guarantee it tasted a LOT better than it looked 🙂

There’s something about the grilled onion diced up into the salad.  It added such a yummy flavor, that I do it almost every time we grill for dinner!Blog Costco Grilled Chicken and Onion Kale Avocado Brussel Sprout Salad-3 Blog Costco Grilled Chicken and Onion Kale Avocado Brussel Sprout Salad-2 Blog Costco Grilled Chicken and Onion Kale Avocado Brussel Sprout Salad-1Ingredients

  • 4 Individual Chicken Breasts (frozen then defrosted)
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • Olive oil and salt and pepper to coat both chicken and onions (to taste)
  • 1 Avocado
  • Handful of Cherry Tomatos
  • 2 Handfuls of Mixed Greens
  • 2 Handfuls of the “Sweet Kale Frise Chou Doux” Mix
  • One pouch of the Poppyseed Dressing.
  • Cheese of your choice.  I was going to do some goat cheese, but I had some Parmesan on hand and that was yummy too.  A little goes a long way with all the other flavors, so use sparingly and it will still be delicious!


  • Heat your grill to medium heat.
  • Marinate defrosted chicken in olive oil and salt and pepper
  • Slice your onion to 1/2 inch thickness and coat with olive oil and salt and pepper
  • Place Chicken Breasts and Onions slices on grill for 8-10 minutes (depending on size) then flip and cook again for 8-10 minutes (depending on size)
  • Toss the various greens together.
  • Add Avocado and tomatoes.
  • Once chicken and onions are done, dice them up and add them to the mix.
  • Sprinkle with cheese of your choice, add dressing and toss to ENJOY!

Grilled Chicken Salad on a Portobello Mushroom // Paleo // Whole30

I saw these gorgeous Portobello mushrooms at Costco and had to make something with them.  The Huz was out of town, and we didn’t have the boys, so I had my parents over for a taste test.  I’m posting the recipe “as is”, but am noting things at the end I might do/add differently next time 🙂  All that said, I thought it was really good.  Maya chowed it down and asked for more 🙂

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Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 4 Portobello Mushrooms
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion (sliced into four 1″ thick slices)
  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Handfull (about 8-10) cherry tomatoes
  • 3-4 small sweet peppers or I used 1/3 of a yellow, red, and orange pepper
  • 1 Shallot or thick slice of red onion diced
  • 4 Bay leaves (or you could use cilantro)
  • 1 large avocado
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (basically whatever you need to marinate the chicken and drizzle on the onion and mushrooms)
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste (rosemary-optional)


You can do almost all of it in the Cuisinart if you are pressed for time (which I was).  In my mind I did thicker chunks of everything, but I ran out of time and just threw it all in the food processor :{

  • Marinade the chicken in olive oil, salt and pepper, and dried rosemary (optional)
  • Drizzle a little olive oil on the onion and mushroom and salt/pepper
  • Grill the chicken for 8 minutes each side (can do it on BBQ or on a grill pan inside)
  • During the last 8 minutes of the chicken, put on the onion and the mushrooms-turning after 4 minutes.
  • Toss red onions/shallot, tomatoes, and peppers into a Cuisinart and pulse a few times (or cut into 1/4-1/2″ pieces if you want a more chunky salad)
  • Add in Avocado (salt and pepper to taste.  I barely used any)
  • Once chicken is done, cut into 1/2″ cubes.  Can toss them into the Cuisinart too (which is what I did), or fold into cubed mixture.
  • Layer one onion slice on top of each mushroom and then pile on the salad!  I added Sriracha to mine for some added heat 🙂

What I might do/add next time…

I really liked it, but it was probably too healthy for the Huz and teenage boys… I think a few slices of diced bacon would be amazing!!  Or some freshly grated Parmeson… Maybe some finely diced jalepenos (not in Maya’s though!)?

If anyone makes it, I’d love to hear what you did differently!