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For an appetiser that's bursting with freshness and packed full of flavour, you can't go past these Asian inspired lettuce cups with coconut milk poached chicken and mango salad. Poaching chicken breast in lemongrass-coconut milk ensures that it's tender, moist and flavourful. With sweet juicy mangoes and a sweet tangy lime dressing, this salad will be a guaranteed hit with your family.

  • 1 tbsp Peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 2 Chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tbsp Lemongrass paste (or 1 stalk fresh lemongrass)
  • 400 ml Light coconut milk
  • 1 Ripe, but firm mango, peeled, stone removed, cubed
  • 1 tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • 1 Spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro or parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 Red chilli pepper, thinly sliced
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • Lettuce leaves
  1. Stir the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or a glass. Chill until ready for use.
  2. Place the chicken breast, lemongrass paste and coconut milk in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover the chicken. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Set aside in the poaching liquid to cool completely.
  3. Remove chicken from the pan and coarsely shred the chicken. (the poaching coconut liquid can be used to cook rice or bake bread) Place them in a bowl together with the mango, lime juice, zest, spring onion, cilantro or parsley and chilli pepper. Combine and season.
  4. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a serving platter. Fill with spoonfuls of salad and drizzle over the dressing. | © 2020 | | © 2020 |


savor the best-Pat 4/9/20 07:50

Yum! Those lettuce cups look so good and all my favorite flavors!

Nancy Chan 4/9/20 10:14

The cute little lettuce cups look so good and yummy. Wish I could just reach out my hand to grab one to taste.

Martyna 4/9/20 13:33

This looks very delicious! I have never eaten coconut chicken with mango :)

Gemma 4/9/20 15:38

Ooh those lettuce cups look so tasty, and I love how colourful everything is. I am a big fan of coconut and chicken, it's such a delicious combination xo

Kitchen Riffs 4/9/20 15:44

Mango? I'm in! Love the stuff. The chicken looks darn good, too. :-)

Suja Manoj 4/9/20 15:54

Looks so yummy and colorful, love the flavors.

Let's Curry 4/9/20 20:15

Loved the idea of infusing coconut milk with some lemongrass Angie.Adding mango into the chicken is a crowd pleaser. Loved the lettuce cups totally, healthy and hearty!

Izaa 4/9/20 20:35

I really like mangoes. This salad is delicious

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 4/9/20 20:36

Everything about this dish is SO right up my alley! Sounds fantastic!

Manuel Bermúdez. 4/9/20 22:53

A beautiful salad, congratulations.

Dahn @savorthebest 5/9/20 02:24

oh I could eat this as a main meal!

Fran @ Gday Souffle 5/9/20 04:00

I recently paoched a chicken breast in water but it turned out a bit tough. Maybe poaching in coconut and lemon grass would make it more tender- thanks for the tip!

Evi Erlinda 5/9/20 06:13

This salad looks pretty, fresh, and tasty!

Natalia 5/9/20 08:02

Wow, that looks so pretty once again! What a a wonderful combi of flavours, chicken and coconut must be amazing ☺

Sharon D. 5/9/20 08:08

Angie, what a beautiful salad! You certainly know how to make healthy food exciting ^.^

Rahul @samosastreet 5/9/20 08:45

I love mangoes. What a wonderful of idea of serving this delicious salad in a lettuce cups Angie. Truly amazing. And dressing sounds so delicious

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary 6/9/20 03:13

That looks so good!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 6/9/20 13:23

Such a gorgeous, tasty salad! Perfect for lunch!

mjskit 6/9/20 22:01

Absolutely yummy salad Angie! I don't know if I've ever seen lemon grass paste before but I'm going to keep an eye out for it. Sounds like a condiment I'd fall in love with.

Raymund 6/9/20 23:20

This is a perfect summer salad appetizer! Will keep the recipe, summer is 3 months away from here

Mae Travels 7/9/20 20:45

This looks good. Currently we are avoiding meat because of the horrible mistreatment and exposure to disease of workers in packing plants, who are treated less humanely than the animals they process. I hope the problems are alleviated soon so we can go back to eating meat.

be well... mae at

Pam 8/9/20 17:22

Looks healthy and delicious!

Marcellina 8/9/20 23:44

I love the way you have poached the in chicken in the coconut milk and lemongrass. This would add so much flavour!

Noob Cook 9/9/20 08:04

mango & chicken is a match made in heaven. I love the Asian flavours in this salad.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/9/20 22:44

I love the individual lettuce cup servings! What a refreshing and delicious salad on a warm summer day.

tigerfish 15/9/20 00:13

Amazing idea to poach the chicken breast in lemongrass-coconut milk!


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