Enchilada Chicken Mango Salad

So after people shart their pants on my Facebook wall about the lasagna strips and the cheese in the recipe yesterday, I decided to make a recipe that no one could shart over. That’s not true, actually. I just had leftover enchilada chicken and wanted to do something delicious with it. And thankfully, no one can be a d*ck about this recipe. Well, that’s not true either. I’m sure someone will find a way. D*cks.

Ok, enough naughty words.

Look! I made it on TV! Well, kind of. My book did. All because of Stacy and Matt from Paleo Parents are so awesome and plopped my book in the middle of their book collection. Pretty dang cool if you ask me! I feel so honored. It’s exciting paleo is starting to catch on into the mainstream media.

Anywho. I want to talk about a burger I tried. Remember that one time I talked all about My Experience at Crave Burgers? Well, I was lucky to get to go back again. Not really lucky, it’s only 30 minutes away. But I have a cute little cruiser that I take everywhere now, so a 30 minute drive, while peddling, is a bit outside of my comfort zone. But when CrossFit 5280 asked me to come to by their gym for a little nutrition chat and to sell some books, I couldn’t pass up going to Crave since it’s just down the street. Well, it was well worth it. I have a buffalo burgers with fried onions and poblanos with a raspberry sauce. It was unreal good. I’ve never had a buffalo burger that was so flavorful. It rates up there with my all time favorite burger place, Five Guys Burgers.

I kind of want it again.

And I kind of want a burger from Five Guys. I have a $25 gift card that my granny sent me for a present. Not sure how she knows that I love guys, I don’t she really does, but it must just be in our blood. Granny’s know. So Sergio and I are going to go chow down soon. Who wants to join us? I’m looking to play matchmaker with Sergio and some awesome Denver women. Any bidders? You have to be fantastic, not too old, not too young, likes to workout, eats a lot of food, funny as all hell, and know how to take Sergio’s sh*t. That probably doesn’t make sense to you. But the woman I set him up with has to know how to stand up for herself and put him in his place. He’s kind of like a child. And awesome child, at least. He has no idea I’m writing this. I’m funny.

PS- I’m a terrible matchmaker.


Enchilada Chicken Mango Salad

  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 small head of hearts of romaine, shredded
  • 12 cups cold leftover enchilada chicken
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper


  1. Chop romaine.
  2. Place enchilada chicken on top.
  3. Add mango and avocado on top of that.
  4. Eat up! No salad dressing needed!

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I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


51 thoughts on “Enchilada Chicken Mango Salad”

  1. Enough with the haters already! Seriously people, if you can’t handle the fact that Juli is paleo 80% of the time, like most of us sane folks out there, don’t read her blog or follow her on Instagram. That being said, keep those fantastic recipes coming and engage us with your daily turmoils. I love getting up every morning and reading your blog. As for Sergio, I can attest that he is just as good looking in person. It felt weird seeing him at my crossfit gym. Knowing him, but yet, not really knowing him. So of course my single a$$ self did not say hi. Not trying to pimp myself out here or anything, but I do come with an adorable 10lb black and tan weiner dog. 😉

  2. Unfortunately, it’s these dogmatic people that give paleo a bad name. Just the other week an organization at school hosted a food fair, and I tried some of the Indian fried spinach (palak chaat?). A girl who knows I eat paleo said “I never know what you can and can’t eat!” All I could say was “It’s not what I can eat, but choose to eat”. Let me enjoy small amounts of food like this and let me suffer from the bowel distress later! Keep up the amazing recipes, they are well known at our gym! Strict paleo or not!

  3. I just had a five guys burger this past weekend and they never fail me. So tasty. (And yes I know the regular burger is two patties, so stop asking me. This girl wants two patties :D)

    Sooo I just bought some mangos for the first time ever, it’s fate <3

  4. I am so sorry people are d***s to you, Juli. To the d***s out there, judge not, dammit. Let her be. No one is forcing you to read. Take your negativity and go away.

    I cannot wait to try the enchilada chicken AND the lasagna. And I may just have a pound of guac and chips with it. 🙂

  5. ok so tell your haters that no one is holding a gun to their head to eat cheese. simply, omit the cheese and use really thin sliced zucchini in place of the pasta. and get over themselves. i think it will work well. at least its what i’m going to do.

  6. ps too bad i’m not in CO! i need a bf. only i don’t like working out 🙁 i wish i did! hope you find him a good match :))

  7. I usually love reading through the comments people leave to get ideas about the recipe, but sometimes the comments are ridiculous. You deserve a lot of credit for having to put up with that. It frustrates me and I am not the one it’s even directed at!

    Oh and if you every need company hitting up Five Guys you just let me know. I had Park Burger last week and now have a constant craving for another one. Those sweet potato fries just get me every time. As an added bonus I do hit the required qualifications! 😉

  8. I just wanted to say that you’re awesome and all the food you make is awesome. Thank you so much for putting these recipes online for free! I hate to hear people are being d*cks to you just because you put not 100% paleo stuff in your recipes.

    You’re awesome.

    Thats that.

    P.S. Five Guys is amazing too.

  9. Let the paleo police deal with the stick they have up their butt, Juli, they’re not worth it.

    Love your blog, keep’em coming <3

  10. Wait… WHAT?? You eat C H E E S E sometimes?? No way! I bet you are even one of those “normal” people who eat pizza on occassion. And God forbid you drink a beer. Shame on you Juli for being in touch with your body and knowing what it can handle 😉

    haters gonna hhhhhaaaatttteee! keep rocking it sister!

  11. I think you need to mention that Sergio has a badass beard in the works and he’s from Sparta! Seriously

    1. HAHAHA! Oh wow, that is hilarious and awesome and somehow I have a sneaking suspicion he pulls it off like a badass.

  12. YOU ARE AN ABOMINATION TO PALEO. kidding kidding. I want cheese and bread and ice cream sometimes without someone flipping the hell out.

    Also, I meet all the qualifications to go on a date with Sergio…except I live 2000 miles away. Whomp whomp.

  13. Well, you can come to CrossFit castle rock right down the road from crossfit 5280… then you can eat crave again… Just sayin’

  14. this looks so fresh. i’ve never been a fan of fruit and meat, but mangoes and chicken might go really well together now that i think about it. champagne mangoes are the shit.

    i hope you get sergio a girlfriend, or at least a hookup. either one is fun.

  15. Made this salad yesterday, it was awesome!!!

    I did not use mango, but I did top w/ avocado mixed with chopped scallions, cilantro and a bit of lemon juice.

    I know when something is good bc the kids are quiet! All I heard was much much much 🙂

  16. If anyone’s paid a lick of attention to my posts they will attest to the fact that I am a Sergio stalker. I do live in Denver but I feel my dislike for working out immediately disqualifies me. Sad sad day.

  17. Haha please do! It may help to know I’m a nice girl and I’ll treat him right. Plus I have an affinity for military guys. (Leave out the last part)

    1. i love, love, love when girls have a special place in their hearts or makeout schedules for military guys. we appriciate it quite a bit. of course, these days, my mrs. is the only one who can show appriciation to me… but there’s still about 943982749832743218432048320943 military guys who would love some love! thanks for thanking!

      i bet if you read that number above on peyote it’d blow your mind… is peyote paleo? i don’t know.

  18. I just found your page through clicking like on a slew of FB Paleo pages. I’m a Paleo virgin (and this first week hurts). Reading your blog has me LOL’ing at work. Thank you for being a goofball! And thanks for some awesome food ideas!

  19. So, I just need to let the Paleo community know something….many of us Chrohn’s/Colitis SCD folks also stalk Paleo blogs because much of the recipes are legal for us and add variety. We ARE allowed to eat hard cheese…..so seriously….don’t hate the Paleo’s that incorporate some dairy into their foods on occassion. Because, seriously….many other disciplines are going Paleo with some deviation and it’s ALL GOOD!!!! Bottom line….we all need to be healthier.

    Juli, this recipe looks OMFG amazing. Can’t wait to try it. Ignore the bunched panites and rock on with your bad self!!!!

  20. Lindsey Miller

    Delish! I made this yesterday but as lettuce wraps so I could get the perfect bite every time. Highly recommend because it is so easy to make and tastes great!

  21. I don’t live in Denver but I live just down I-25 – will travel to meet Sergio 🙂

    Your recipes are amazing – your muffins made my coaches happy campers last Saturday 🙂

  22. Just did some mad creepin on your/Sergio’s Instagram. Weird? Maybe, and I’m not sorry. I haven’t had the chance to read your blog in a couple of days and got REALLY excited to see THREE recipes… and the equally important stories with the recipes. Booyah. Use your matchmaking skills to get Sergio on some dates sister. I’m in.

  23. I am possibly the only person in my office who eats healthy (a large grinder from the pizza place around the corner is not healthy, even if you ask for no mayo)… Anywho, I get teased often for my “weird” breakfasts (AKA leftovers from last night’s dinner!) hhahahahahaaa
    My birthday is NEXT WEEK; I requested this for dinner!

  24. Um, Juli, your description of Sergio’s ideal date, you do realize you described yourself exactly, don’t you??

  25. Juli, I took this to a potluck last night and they ate it up! I heard one dad explain to his daughter “this is fancy salad”. Thank you so much for tasty fresh recipes.

  26. this was simply amazing! I added a few black olives and a little lime and garlic salsa with a spoon of sour. it was the best ever! thank you!

  27. I’m glad you brought up Five Guys because when I don’t plan ahead I sometimes sneak over there for lunch. I was feeling like a loser for eating “fast food” but they are accommodating with my strict g-free paleo lifestyle. So here’s my question….. how naughty am I for having a few fries? And a little of their ketchup? Are the Paleo d*cks coming for me next?

  28. Well, I have RA and Celiac, and do not adhere to a Paleo diet, but I really appreciate the recipes! And the salad is delicious. And even with Celiac I sometimes have a burger with a bun. I look at it like doing tequila shots… you know you shouldn’t but sometimes you just gotta! I always regret both the next day; but, oh the stories I have to tell!

    And I added chopped cilantro and lime zest in with my salad. It was delicious!!

  29. Hi Juli! I just started the 21DSD and was curious why this recipe is listed under it…mango? I thought fruit was…dun dun dunnnn….forbidden!

  30. hello..ima missing the nutritional facts…thought I saw and now I don’t..or maybe it was a different one. Not being one of those d*****s..I just stumbled cross your stuff and love it.

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