Hello Summer!!! I say this bold introduction full of hope because, well the last few months we haven’t really had much of a summer here in Melbourne. So here’s to some warmer days for February! There’s a long running joke in our family that whenever it’s a hot day (over 30 degrees) I turn on the oven.

    I don’t even do it intentionally, it’s just that I’m a planner and I like to plan our dinners a week ahead. Yep that’s how you survive when you’re a mum of three kids and an 11 week old puppy. (Surprise Christmas present to the kids).

    So the recipe I’m going to share with you is chicken and mango lettuce cups. It’s my favourite for those hot summer days when you should not be turning on your oven.

    Perfect for when you’re in no mood to cook but don’t want to get take out for the second night in a row. A really easy and no fuss recipe that you can throw together in under 20 minutes.

    Mangoes are the star here and what better time to use them in cooking when they are so sweet, juicy and readily available. You will need a nice big platter to lay everything on. This is a great meal for entertaining too because everyone can dig in and help themselves.

    You only need a handful of ingredients to pull this off and I bet the whole family is going to love this!!

    (Serves 4)


    • 2 chicken breasts
    • 1tbs olive oil
    • 1 mango, peeled and cubed
    • 1/2 cup Hoisin sauce
    • 1 cup baby spinach or rocket
    • 1 cos lettuce, leaves separated
    • 1 carrot


    1. Place the griddle pan on high heat.
    2. While it’s heating up, season the chicken with salt and pepper and rub all over with the olive oil.
    3. Cook chicken on the griddle pan turning after 4 minutes. Continue to cook until cooked through and juices run clear when pierced with a knife. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes before slicing into thin strips.
    4. Peel the mango, cut into small cubes and place in a small bowl.
    5. Trim and separate the lettuce leaves and wash well.
    6. Trim and peel the carrot and use the vegetable peeler to cut thin strips.
    7. On a large platter arrange the chicken, carrot, lettuce, spinach, mango and hoisin sauce.
    8. Get everyone to come to the table, dig in and make their own.

    Enjoy x

    I would love to see you recreate this dish so don’t forget to tag me in your posts insta@mrsfoodiemumma.

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    Marie Muccio
    Marie Muccio
    Food blogger (Mrsfoodiemumma) Taking the stress out of dinner time and  getting you excited about cooking.

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