Mango Chicken Boats with Macadamia Nuts

Mango Chicken Boats with Macadamia Nuts Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts


Serves 8 to 10
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 205
Caloriesfromfat 66 %
Protein 12 g
Fat 15 g
Satfat 4 g
Carbohydrate 5.3 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Sodium 311 mg
Cholesterol 44 mg


3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 cup chopped mango
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup crème fraîche (or sour cream)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Belgian endive spears from 3 large heads
1/4 cup chopped roasted, salted macadamia nuts


1. Combine chicken, mango, celery, green onions, and tarragon in a large bowl.

2. Whisk together lemon juice, crème fraîche, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper. Add to chicken mixture; stir gently to combine.

3. Spoon chicken salad onto endive spears, then sprinkle with macadamia nuts.

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