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Mango Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Sweet juicy mango sitting on my kitchen counter, I love you.

Sadly, so do the neighborhood ants. But that won’t stop me from buying, bleaching (I’ll tell you about it later), slicing, slurping, eating, and loving you every single day that I live in Cebu. I can’t. get. enough.

As much as this new place is growing on me, Cebu it is not the kind of place that screams “fresh produce”. Try more like “fried chicken” and “exhaust”.

I take the word luscious pretty seriously. And yes, right smack dab in the middle of this urban chaos are what am I going to call the world’s most luscious mangos.

I don’t know how that all works out, but I like it a little bit more each day.

Mango chicken salad sandwich on a late.

I was definitely not planning ahead when I told Alex and Sonja that I would take on the Mango Chicken Salad recipe for their cookbook project. But look how nicely that worked out: I now have yet another way to sneak fresh mangos into every meal. Don’t mind if I do.

This chicken salad is cool and creamy thanks to the mayonnaise (yes, real mayo and no, I wouldn’t recommend subbing yogurt), plus it’s sweet and fresh thanks to the mango chunks and basil leaves. In case you were looking for the perfect vehicle to deliver this salad into your mouth, may I suggest an extra large buttery croissant?

And by suggest, I mean require. Please.

Mango chicken salad sandwich on a plate.
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Mango Chicken Salad Sandwich


This mango chicken salad sandwich is a croissant stuffed with fresh mango chicken salad - chicken, sweet mango, fresh basil, green onions.


  • 1 lb. cooked, shredded or diced chicken
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 mango, diced (could also be a green mango)
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion or white onion
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  1. Mix all ingredients except basil and chill. Add basil just before serving.
  2. Serve on a croissant, wrap, salad, etc. Store in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mango chicken salad sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, chicken salad

I know I already posted this on Facebook, but I dunno, I thought you might want to watch it twice. Or 5 times.

If you’re interested in these kids, their stories, or adoption in general, you can check out the CSC website.

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    Aww. I love the video. What a wonderful opportunity of HOPE for these kids to be at the school. I know I say it every time, but I love what you both are doing!! Your classroom looks great!
    Oh – and the chicken salad – I totally hear you that you must not sub yogurt for the mayo – (even though mayo grosses me out in almost anything BUT chicken salad!)

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    Wow, I miss you guys! Possible the video made me cry a little. Know that we are thinking about you and praying for you.

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    First of all, I pin like everything you post 🙂 Thanks for all the great ideas…this one especially because I love mango!

    Secondly, thanks for sharing the video. I often post things like this and like when others’ do too!

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    Love chicken salad can’t wait to give this a try. And as an elementary principal, former classroom teacher, your video definitely made me smile and have hope for your students. Amazing work you are doing!

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    I’ve been using mango in savory things lately and since I love it, there is no wrong way to use it.

    I can only imagine the bugs and ants and everything else that is just abundant in all that heat and humidity…eek!

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    Lindsay – First, the chicken salad looks great. Nice job. FYI, when I’m in the mood for chicken salad and there’s no cooked chix on hand, I’ll run by Sam’s Club and pick up one of their roasted birds. They really know how to do roast chicken right – tender, juicy, delicious. Good price, too.

    Now for the video, thanks for putting it here…I may have missed it otherwise. It tells a very sweet story and I hope you’ll continue to post videos all year. Can I assume that Bjork was behind the camera?


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    Oooh, I love the chicken with little bursts of sweet mango and cool refreshing basil – this is great! I’m not big on mayo but would have no problem substituting it out for a little something else! Have a great weekend!

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    Chicken and mango? I would never have thought to combine those–but the result looks SO good. It actually seems almost like a more tropical Waldorf. Exciting!

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    Yum! I totally agree with you, Philippine mangoes are some of the world’s best! Love this recipe – it’s simple, quick and easy. I’m definitely going to make this for lunch at work.

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    Lindsay! I’m typing this as I chew between bites of this delish mango salad! While making it, I was slightly jealous of the difference between your fresh mangoes and my mango that I had to cut brown parts of out. Non-the-less, it’s amazing! I may have to have a second sandwich! Thanks for the recipe!

    Teaching at CSC looks amazing! It makes me want to look for similar jobs! Let me know if any early childhood special education jobs open up! 🙂

    I really admire what you’re doing!
    Best wishes to you and Bjork!


    1. Skillful Cook Logo

      Melanie, that is so sweet and I am so glad you are enjoying the mango chicken salad! Yum yum. Even with MN mangoes it can still be delicious. 🙂 Are you in Early Childhood (I was thinking maybe ECSE?) in Duluth?

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    Yay — thank you for this! The salad looks amazing, as always 🙂 Thank you so much for being a part of this project!

    The video was great. Who shot it? (I kept looking for you — did I miss you?) Are you guys going to do more videos?

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      Bjork made it! And I was there… first in the very unflattering shot of putting up a poster in my room, and second in a circle with my students sitting on the floor (wearing a better looking blue shirt that day). 🙂

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    Just made this to take on the road for a girls only road trip that begins tomorrow 🙂 We plan to stop at a roadside park and have a chicken salad picnic lunch. Yum! I added toasted almonds to the mix just because I thought it sounded yummy to do so. Thanks for an awesome twist (mango) on a standard favorite.

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    Hi Lindsay, I am new to your blog – saw this chicken salad and I made it today for lunch. So good!!! I am into mangoes also right now because tropical storm Debby knocked a lot of them from the trees here in Florida so I have about 10 sitting in my kitchen as we speak. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    Love your blog! I’m quite inspired by y’all! (Thought you might need to know or relay the fact that NONE of the links to Alex and Sonja or their Cambodian project and future cookbook are working… ) Perhaps its a malfunction of their site? Idk. Yours is truly an inspirational blog, though! *proud pinner* Your Friend, Amber

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      Thanks Amber! I saw something on facebook about their site being down for a while today but I’ll double check the links too. 🙂

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    Wow! I was a bit nervous to try this chicken salad, but after my first bite, I was totally hooked on the flavor. I love the chicken salad and so happy I found your recipe. Thank you! 🙂