Mango Salsa over Grilled Chicken and Couscous

Mango Salsa over Grilled Chicken and Couscous

5 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 2 hours ; part of Grilled Main Dishes collection

Mango Salsa is a refreshing accompaniment to simple grilled chicken, and is very easy to make. Plus, make it your own recipe by adding or removing ingredients - it's still great any way you make it!


1 small mango; cut into small chunks, juice reserved
1 cup pineapple; cut into small chunks, juice reserved
1 small cucumber; cut into small chunks
2 roma tomatoes; seeds removed, diced
1 red or sweet onion; diced (optional, but adds punch)
1 jalapeno pepper; seeds removed, finely diced (optional)
1 clove garlic; minced (optional)
.25 cup lime juice
.25 cup cilantro; finely chopped
4 chicken breasts
.5 cup lime juice
1 tsp Salt
1 clove Garlic; minced
1 box couscous or rice; whichever you prefer

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



The great thing about salsa is that you can add or remove ingredients to suit your own taste. Add pineapple depending on how pineapple-y you like your fruit salsa; it can also be omitted.

If making chicken, pound the breasts to an even thickness and marinate in the lime juice, salt, and garlic. Cover and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.

One hour before mealtime: Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, including the mango and pineapple juice. Add the lime juice and toss; set aside.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Spray nonstick spray ON THE CHICKEN and place on the grill, sprayed side down. Cook chicken, turning once, until done. Meanwhile, cook the couscous or rice according to directions.

When the chicken is done, allow to stand, COVERED, for 5 minutes. Gently toss the salsa with the cilantro and serve with the chicken.

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My husband made this for the family tonight. Wow! Incredibly flavorful. We'll definitely be having it again. Nice recipe.
jdriemeyer 3w ago

My wife liked this a lot more than I did. I would make it again though.
mattnole 11m ago
I heartily suggest that you add your own favourites to the salsa so it becomes a dish you like as much as your wife. :) I personally change up my salsa depending on what I happen to have on hand.... - tammy rubicat 11m ago

I have not made this yet, but instead have a question. What is the third ingredient? Mango, pineapple and "chunks"? Am excited to try it!!! Thanks for posting, looking forward to your answer.
lisa_shield_ak 3y ago
Lisa! I am so very sorry I never saw this until now! The "chunks" are actually cucumber. :) I hope you tried my recipe and enjoyed it! - tammy rubicat 11m ago

Very good! Instead of marinating the chicken and grilling it, I cooked it in the juices left over along with the jalepeno seeds, tomato innards and some extra cilantro. We then portioned it out for a week's worth of lunches. We're repeating the recipe already for this week.
stoleek 3y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
rubicat 6y ago

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