Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mango Chicken

I once had some fresh mangos I needed to use up and googled "mango chicken recipe". I found a recipe with some unusual spices -but decided to give it a try. I've tweaked the recipe a bit and it's now a family favorite.

I serve it over rice and beans with a side of creamy cole slaw.

Mango Chicken

5-10 chicken thighs, cut into pieces
olive oil + salt

Mix together
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. white pepper
1 tsp. red pepper 

1/2 onion sliced
2 cups chopped mangos or peaches
(can use fresh or frozen)
a splash of lemon juice

Heat a kettle and coat well with olive oil. Add chicken pieces and 
sprinkle one side liberally with your spice mixture. I used about 
3/4 of the spice mixture this evening on 8 chicken thighs.
Once chicken is browned flip over and salt the other side.
When your chicken seems close to done add your sliced onions, cover
and simmer until they are a little soft. Then add mangos or peaches, 
cover and simmer until they are soft and juicy. Add a splash of lemon juice 
for a fresh taste. If the mixture seems really juicy just uncover and 
simmer until juices reduce. 

Serve over rice and beans.
 For rice and beans I cook 1 1/2 cups of rice with 1 can of black beans
and 1 tsp. of salt. Add water according to rice package directions.
Some rice requires more water than others.

Garnish with fresh basil.