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.
- 1¼ pounds chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
- ¼ cup grapeseed oil or olive oil
- 1 large onion
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- In a large saute pan, warm oil over medium heat
- Add onions, stirring occasionally, cooking until soft, 5-10 minutes
- Add red pepper, ginger, garlic, curry and salt, cook 5 minutes
- Add vinegar, water, coconut milk and mango to pan, bring to a boil briefly, then reduce heat
- Add chicken pieces, return to a low simmer
- Cook for 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through --cut open largest piece to check
- Garnish with cilantro
This dish is fun, festive and easy to make. I hope you like it as much as we did!
Donna J. Dalton says
What variety of cilantro do you grow? Mine tasted like soap. :(
Donna, I’m now buying cilantro at the store rather than growing it in our garden :-)
Suzanne Ballantyne says
Apparently cilantro tastes like soap to some people. Nothing to do with fresh grown or store bought. It’s a thing – perhaps a bio chemical phenomenon. Use basil, parsley or mint leaves instead if you like. All are good garnish and green leafy detoxing greens.
Can you give directions for an instant pot for mango chicken
Rita, I haven’t tried that so not sure :-)
I am also a fan of Elise over at Simply Recipes. And of course, I am a fan of you. Thanks for offering this recipe. I am compiling some quick, healthy recipes for my daughter who just had a baby. This recipe, plus your Paleo brownies will be among the recipes I will show her. I know you have more recipes that will fit her needs and will pass them on as I try them. Have a good day, Elana.
I have an odd question. My husband cannot stand curry. Would this recipe be ruined without the curry? Is there another spice that would work well in place of the curry that doesn’t taste like curry?
Aha! Nevermind :) Google answered my question regarding a substitute :) Can’t wait to try this!
What’s the substitute?
Wow! what a fun and unique recipe! I think I will make this for lunch tomorrow :-)
This dish was absolutely wonderful!! It smelled amazing while cooking and I love the combination of fresh flavors. I made it for dinner and also baked sweet potatoes as a side dish. I mashed them with honey and the put a scoop right in with my bowl of the mango chicken – so tasty! Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow!!
if this recipe is indicative to what your BOOKS will hold, I’m totally buying your books! Yum. So good! I added a little extra mango, chicken and coconut milk all topped on a bed of quinoa. So good !!!!
Just a question… Cooked or raw chicken? Seems different to add raw to all the rest?
This was easy to make and my family loved it, even the 3 year old and 11 mo old. I used frozen mango pieces but it was delicious. Thank you!
Cathy Siler says
anybody tried this w/ ground ginger? I don’t have any fresh in the house right now, its snowing outside where I live in the Kansas City Metro area and I’m not going to the store!