BBQ Chicken with Avocado Mango Salsa


BBQ Chicken with Avocado Mango Salsa is fast and delicious. Add a pop of fresh flavor to dinner tonight!



Just a quick post to tell you about din-din and share a super easy recipe that was very refreshing on this HOT (83 degrees!) day – BBQ Chicken with Avocado Mango Salsa!


Once again my beloved griddler made an appearance as the appliance du jour this evening, along with the sauce du jour – Famous Dave’s Rich & Sassy BBQ Sauce! I simply marinated two chicken breasts in the sauce for about 10 minutes, then placed them on my piping hot griddler.

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Like a George Foreman grill, the griddler also whisks away extra fat and collects it in a removable tray underneath the appliance. Seriously, what can’t this baby do?! I’m certain I’ll come home one day to find it dusting the house and folding the laundry. ;)

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Earlier, while the chicken was marinating, I whipped up an incredibly easy salsa.

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Avocado Mango Salsa

Print this recipe!

Serves 4


1 mango, chopped
1/2 avocado, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/4 small red onion, minced
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1/2 lime, juiced


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl then mix!

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Plate your chicken, top with some chunky salsa, add some fresh veggies and feast! :D


You need to run, nay – sprint, and make this salsa! It is so cool and refreshing. I was eating it by the chicken, spoon and chip full, and can confirm that it is simply divine all three ways.

The flavors went so well with the tangy BBQ sauce and the combination of textures – crunchy, creamy, chewy – were fantastic!


A quick two minute zap from the microwave gave my broccoli a nice tender-crisp bite. Love me some broccoli, don’t ya’ know.


Need a mango cutting tutorial? Check out my step-by-step instructions!

Well, true to my word – I will be tuning into America’s Next Top Model at 7:00 (What? 26 year olds shouldn’t still be watching ANTM? I didn’t get the memo…) and hitting the hay at 8:00. It’ll still be light out and the neighborhood children will still be playing in their yards, but I’ll be sleeping like a little angel. O:)



What kind of salsas do you like? Fresh or jarred? Chunky or smooth? Mild or Hot? Do you ever make your own?

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  1. Margarita 04.14.2010

    That looks so yummy! I usually make a pineapple salsa, but I’m going to try this one instead next time! I love ANTM, no worries, and I’m 26 too, lol.

  2. Evan Thomas 04.14.2010

    I love a spicy, tomato based salsa. Even though I know there are so many different types of salsa these days, it isn’t the same to me if it’s not tomato

  3. Dawn 04.14.2010

    I love Pico de Gallo! Yummy!
    N’ight and sleep tight!

  4. Lauren 04.14.2010

    This dinner looks delicious! Loving the salsa though!

    I make a very similar salsa but add blackbeans. Oh boy, I could eat these by the spoonfulls.

    Have a wonderful night!

  5. I love salsa in all its varieties. I just had something called cowboy salsa yesterday that was corn and beans along with the traditional salsa ingredients. It was chunky and lovely.

  6. Stephanie 04.14.2010

    Love your bbq/salsa combos, this one looks great!

    8pm bedtime, that’s nuts girlie, we eat dinner after 8pm!

    Hope you enjoyed ANTM, I am 28 and love that show… oh yea, it happens ;)

  7. Larissa 04.14.2010

    what do you do with the other half of the avacado? i love using avacados but alwlays feel like i have to use the whole thing cause they go brown booo!

  8. Andrea 04.14.2010

    ANTM is awesome! Jessica is my fave. She may not be the most unique looking girl but she’s gorgeous!! Who are you rooting for?

  9. Anna 04.14.2010

    I can tell that we both shop at Hy-Vee… mangoes and avocados on sale this week, eh? I have all the ingredients for this! :)

  10. emily 04.14.2010

    I actually made a similar salsa tonight that you would probably love! Here’s the recipe link –

  11. Anna 04.14.2010

    I have to get through this guacamole I made last night first though. It’s the first time I have made a salsa of any kind!

  12. Jennyj 04.14.2010

    I’m a huge fan of corn and avocado salsa! Your dinner looks delish:)

  13. Katie 04.14.2010

    Mmm… Famous Dave’s Rich and Sassy is the best! :)

    My favorite kind of salsa for eating with chips is fresh, chunky, hot salsa. (My dad grows a garden specifically for the purpose of making home-made salsa… it’s to DIE for!)

    However, there are times when I actually prefer to use Pace Chunky salsa from the jar: with scrambled eggs, for example.

  14. Kaitlin 04.14.2010

    I love any and all salsa, but when I make my own I love including fruits and other fun ingredients to spruce things up. My fave additions are mangoes or strawberries, yum!

  15. Diana 04.14.2010

    Pico de Gallo! Not a fan of jarred salsa. Hubby and daughter request this non-stop in the summer! Always made from fresh ingredients. Hope you get a great night of sleep :)

  16. We pretty much only make our own! It’s so fresh tasting and delicious :-)

  17. Midgetkeeper 04.14.2010

    No jarred salsa for me. I love making my own.

  18. This looks amazing! Definitely going to try it. I love TJ’s corn salsa!

  19. Jessica Lee 04.14.2010

    pico de gallo for sure.

    then mango salsa!!

  20. I’ve never really eaten much salsa! I can imagine I’d not want it too hot though, cos I want to be able to taste whatever it is accomanying :)
    Your salsa sounds good, with the avocado and mango! Lovely flavours :)

  21. Jaime 04.15.2010

    Yum! That salsa looks amazing. I’ve just started reading your blog and I am loving it! I run and travel…and try to eat well! :)

  22. My mom and I make the EXACT salsa. We started making it at our condo in Mexico and continue to make it for “Isla Dinner” [chicken tacos]. Fresh, homemade salsa is the way to go!

  23. Jessie 04.15.2010

    We eat TONS of salsa, & actually just had the mango salsa at Easter. It was SOOOOOO good :). I have a garden & make it fresh. I like it chunky & on the hot side. We do a Santa Fe Salsa with corn & black beans in it :) Last year I even used black beans from the farmer’s market instead of canned. So good :)

  24. I’m 26 and I still watch ANTM….It’s a problem.

  25. Daisy 04.15.2010

    I’m so behind on ANTM!! I think I just watched espiode 3 on my DVR. But hell yea 26 year olds still watch that show. ;)

  26. Sami 04.15.2010

    I’m in serious love affair with Newman’s Own Pineapple Salsa….SOOOO sweet & spicy. It’s perfect for me! I also love red pepper jam as an alternative to salsa. Try it! :)

  27. shannon 04.15.2010

    I love a good, chunky, fresh salsa, pico de gallo style with cilantro, lime, garlic, tomato, and red onion. But this mango/ avacado salsa sounds amazing!!!!

  28. What yummy & PRETTY looking salsa! I think I might have to try that with the chicken and I think my hubby would like it too……..=)

  29. Jill E. 04.15.2010

    my friend makes a similar salsa where she also includes kiwi.

  30. bookmarking! That salsa looks delicious with the bbq chicken. I bet it’d be good with coconut shrimp or tofu too!

  31. Anna 04.16.2010

    I made this last night and added some chopped grape tomatoes. It was so good! Tastes like summer. We had it with chicken tacos and I’m putting the rest on some fish tonight.

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