Spicy Honey Chicken Salad

Long-time readers of our blog will recognize this little number. Whenever the topic of favorite Best Bites recipes comes up, whether it be with friends, family, on-line forums, parenting boards, etc. Spicy Honey Chicken is one of the things that’s almost always mentioned. It’s something I posted really early on before we had more than 14 readers, so I thought it could use a refresher with new pictures. On that original post I talked about how much I love it in a salad, and I love it so much that I decided the salad needed its own post! I also re-worked both the chicken recipe, and the dressing recipe, so if you’ve tried this before- give it a shot again and tell me what you think. When I made this recently, my husband said this is his favorite of all of the entree salads I make. It’s seriously good folks!

It combines 2 of my most favorite things: Spicy Honey Chicken, and Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette

And a big shout-out to one of you. I believe it was a reader, Leah, who mentioned on our very first mango giveaway post that she liked to add mangoes to this salad. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of that before and I’ve been making it with mangoes ever since. So Leah, if you’re still around and checking in here, thanks girlie!

Spicy Honey Chicken Salad

1-2 heads Romaine or Red Leaf Lettuce
2 ripe but firm mangoes, chilled
2-3 ripe but firm avocados
optional: thinly sliced red onions

Spicy Honey Chicken
Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette

This serves 4 large salads or 6 smaller sized ones.

While chicken is grilling, wash lettuce and divide among serving plates. Slice avocados, onions, and mangoes and place them on top of the lettuce. When chicken is finished, let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing to preserve the juices. Then slice it up and divide among the salads. Drench it all in the Honey-Citrus Vinaigrette and pretend you’re at a fancy restaurant!

And when you’re done, you’ll definitely want to lick the plate. The left over dressing combined with the drippy honey glaze and spices from the chicken is yummmmmy.



  1. I am making this tonight! It looks so yummy! I can’t wait! I love this blog. It’s definitely my favorite cooking blog!

  2. Not kidding….BEST CHICKEN EVER! So yummy! I served it on a South-Western salad with salsa ranch and black beans and corn and tomatoes and cheese and green onions and avacado…DELICIOUS! Thank you! 🙂

  3. Cindy, you can use any cut of chicken, but I’ll tell ya right now it’s best with thighs. Drumsticks would be awesome too. Personally I don’t think breasts or tenderloins turn out quite *as* good, but I have lots of friends who make it that way and are perfectly happy with it, so give it a shot if you want!

  4. Looks delish–I’m all over main dish salads! Does it work with the boneless chicken breast tenders I get at Costco??

  5. I made it yesterday.. it was SO good. This dressing is delicious! It is perfect with this Chicken. Everyone loved it. Thanks so much for all these awesome recipes it’s been so fun to find my inner chef!

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