Mango Chicken


My favorite thing about the picture above? The cilantro on the Mango Chicken and in the glass cup is from my garden. Now, that’s something to get pumped about considering I barely have a yard. And what little yard I do have is taken over by a trampoline for the boys.

We live close to town which was really important to me after living in Manhattan for 17 years. I wanted to be able to walk to restaurants, a grocery store and a book store without having to get into the car. Well, everything I just mentioned is a mile away from my home –about a 15 minute walk. I throw on a back pack and the boys and I are off on foot. It is so much fun to explore the neighborhood with them.

Anyway, back to my garden. Because we live close to town, we don’t have a big lot. It’s kind of like brownstone living. The houses while fairly large, are quite close together and the yards are sparse. This year, we dug up all of the flowers (well just about all) and planted edibles and we have hit the total jackpot this month. Salad galore and herbs too.

In terms of the recipe below, I must thank Elise over at Simply Recipes once again. In my humble opinion, she has the best chicken recipes on the web. They are fantastic! This is my adaptation of her Mango Chicken. I removed the heavy cream, added coconut milk and made a couple of other changes as well.

Print Recipe
  1. In a large saute pan, warm oil over medium heat
  2. Add onions, stirring occasionally, cooking until soft, 5-10 minutes
  3. Add red pepper, ginger, garlic, curry and salt, cook 5 minutes
  4. Add vinegar, water, coconut milk and mango to pan, bring to a boil briefly, then reduce heat
  5. Add chicken pieces, return to a low simmer
  6. Cook for 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through --cut open largest piece to check
  7. Garnish with cilantro
  8. Serve

This dish is fun, festive and easy to make. I hope you like it as much as we did!

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34 responses to “Mango Chicken”

  1. I have made this twice now and it is yummy! The second time I steamed lacinato kale as a side and it
    tasted great with the sauce from the mango chicken spooned on top. Love your website. Thank you!

  2. Yummy! I love mangoes, so why not add them to chicken and make a delicious dinner. Thanks for this recipe!

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  3. My autistic son, who never eats anything without tomato sauce on it, has now told me this is his favorite meal EVER! I am speechless. THANK YOU Elana!

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  4. I was also curious about the coconut milk being substituted for something else(besies dairy). I have a few relatives(mom and grandma) who have a coconut allergy(and MANY others as well), which is a new thing. My family really enjoyed this though, even my boys who are 1, 3, and 5. I made it for the second time tonight, and my husband, who is not a curry fan, thought it was a perfect balance of flavors, the curry did not overwhelm everything else. I LOVED it!

  5. Any suggestions on what I could substitue coconut milk for? I am intolerant to both normal milk and coconut, so those two things are not options for me at the moment. Thanks for the help! This recipe looks divine!!!

  6. As I commented earlier, this is a great recipe and is still in the dinner rotation!! However, last week I didn’t have fresh mango and tried it with frozen, not a good substitution. Use fresh, always.

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