Kat’s Asiago Spicy Ranch Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

There’s no dressing I love more than Hidden Valley Ranch and now there’s even more creamy ranch goodness to love with the introduction of two brand new varieties of Ranch! To celebrate the introduction of new Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch and Hidden Valley Cheesy Ranch, Hidden Valley is hosting an incredible recipe contest with a grand prize of a KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of fifteen food-loving and recipe bloggers to create my very own recipe using Hidden Valley Ranch for the contest. The recipes will be judged by celebrity chef Ned Bell and the top recipe will even be showcased by Ned at the 2012 Calgary Stampede!

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I received a recipe creation kit containing Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and a grocery gift card to help me invent my recipe. I decided to create a main dish that combined the heat of the new Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch Dressing with the tropical flavours of summertime. And so I created this Asiago Spicy Ranch Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

I tend to be a little bit “mad scientist” when I cook; I combine things that I love with a blind hope that they’ll go together well. I was a little worried about whether the flavours of the dish would blend well together but after my first bite, I was hooked.

The sweetness of the mango, spiciness of the dressing, tender chicken and creamy avocado were the perfect pairing. And the exotic flavour of the coconut oil added the perfect tropical finish to the dish.

asiago spicy ranch chicken with salsa

Best of all, the meal is so easy! The chicken bakes up to crispy perfection in just thirty minutes and the flavourful mango avocado salsa uses only five ingredients!

If you’re looking for a fun weekday meal, why not pick up a bottle of new Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch dressing and give this a try? I’d love to hear what you think! And if you’re looking for another great mango recipe, this tempting Mango Bread is a delicious tropical treat!

asiago spicy ranch chicken with salsa

Asiago Spicy Ranch Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

A crunchy breaded chicken breast topped with a delicious tropical salsa.

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch dressing

Salsa:

  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, cheese, salt and pepper in large shallow bowl.
  3. Dip chicken pieces in dressing to coat, allow excess to drip off.
  4. Coat chicken in breadcrumb mixture and place on roasting rack or large foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for approximately 30 minutes until chicken is cooked.
  6. While chicken is cooking, gently combine mango, avocado, tomatoes, coconut oil and lemon or lime juice in a bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Leave salsa at room temperature, tossing gently once or twice, until chicken is done.
  8. Serve chicken with salsa on the side.

Notes

If desired, substitute regular ranch dressing for spicy dressing.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 573Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 889mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 12gProtein: 43g

11 thoughts on “Kat’s Asiago Spicy Ranch Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa”

  1. This sounds amazing. Your ranch chicken recipe is quite similar to my chicken recipe, well minus the asiago cheese and salsa on the side. I should try your recipe sometime :)

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