Sunday, May 20, 2007

Mango Thai Chicken

IMG_7917e[3]I adore mangoes and of course foods that have a nice little spicy kick to them so this recipe is right up my flavor-profile alley.  Eammon on the other hand will tell you that he doesn’t like when there’s fruit on his savory food but that little quirk of his doesn’t stop him from eating or begging for more of this recipe.  Maybe he just doesn’t realize that mangoes are a fruit and that they’re on his chicken or maybe it’s just that this chicken is so delicious his supposed dislikes are set aside.  Whatever it is, we both adore this recipe and whenever mangoes are in season this is a regular on our table.

Mango Thai ChickenMango Thai Chicken

2 cups fresh mango, cubed
2 chili peppers, seeds removed
2 inch piece fresh ginger, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoon fish sauce
3 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon rice cooking wine
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
juice of 1/2 lime

1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced thinly
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch

2 Tbsp. oil for frying
handful of cashews, toasted (for garnish)
handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (for garnish)

Jasmine rice 

In a food processor chop the chili peppers, ginger and garlic to fine pieces. Add the Thai fish sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Chinese cooking wine, brown sugar, lime juice and 1 1/2 cups of the chunked mango. Puree until smooth. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of mango chunks and pulse processor a couple times leaving mango chunks in the sauce. Taste test the sauce checking for a good balance of sweet, sour and salty and adjust as needed. 

Mix the flour and cornstarch on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the sliced chicken breast in the flour mixture. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet and cook the chicken until almost cooked through, stirring occasionally to make sure the chicken cooks evenly. Remove chicken to a plate.  Add the mango sauce to the now empty wok and cook for a couple of minutes until it thickens slightly.  Add back in the chicken and adjust heat so that the mixture is just bubbling. Cook until the chicken has cooked though.  Serve with Jasmine rice and garnish with cilantro and cashews.


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  1. This looks delicious, Lisa! I LOVE Thai food! Thanks for sharing this on Melt in Your Mouth Monday!

  2. Oh wow, this looks delicious!! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Menu Mondays!

  3. I think I was actually drooling a little bit! That looks soooo good! Thanks for linking up with Made From Scratch Tuesday!

  4. This looks great! I love fruit on meat. :)

    This would also be a great candidate for the National Turkey Federations' meal upgrade contest! Basically, you would just make it with turkey instead of chicken (and turkey is great with soy and fruit) and you could win a trip! The details are on my blog or

  5. That looks so wonderful. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Great picture.

  6. looks delicious those flavors sound so delicious come see me at

  7. This looks good. You have the best recipes! Would come over and share some of your recipes at my link party Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow?
    I hope to see you there!

  8. beautiful photos! Thanks for linking up this week to Tasty Tuesday! Hope to see you back next week!

  9. This looks delectable :)

  10. Hi Lisa,
    Your Mango Thai Chicken This is a great combination of color and flavor. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon.
    Hope you have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

  11. That looks great! I made a Thai-type meal this week, but forgot to take photos for my post. Yours has a lot more color (and probably more flavor, too).

    Glad you linked to Food on Fridays!

  12. Hubby and I adore Thai dishes. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. Another one to try out and soon!

    If you have time, do drop by:

    A Pasta Experiment

  13. Looks yummy!

    Thanks for sharing with
    Simply Delish Saturday
    Hope to see you with another recipe for us next week.

  14. looks yummy :)

    Happy Friday :)

    here's mine:

    hope to see you, thanks!

  15. What a great Thai recipe! Now following you and I'd like to invite you over to our foodie blog hop going on right now and share this delicious recipe post! "Fresh Food Friday or Seasonal Saturday".....we'd love to have you!

  16. Looks so yummy and easy to prepare. I might try this one. Happy FTF.

  17. Oh, I adore mangoes, too...and I think this looks amazing. That chicken has such a gorgeous coating, I want to dive in! Thanks so much for sharing :D

  18. i love mango, and this dish looks delicious. thanks for sharing the recipe.

  19. I like eating Mango but I'm not sure if I want to eat it in a dish.

  20. Oh yum! I just had some diced up mango tonight on my chicken burrito! Mmmmmmmmm

  21. Yum! I love the Asian flair. Thanks so much for linking on the Momtrends Friday Food swap. Have a great 4th!

  22. wow, that looks absolutely delicious...i want to do it soon, thanks for sharing your recipe! have a great weekend! :)

  23. This chicken dish looks fabulous!! We would love it if you came over to our blog hop and posted this recipe and any other chicken recipes you have. This week's theme is CHICKEN

    Hope to see you there!!


  24. Hi! This looks SO good! I am a new follower!I would love it if you stopped by blog, take a look around and if you like what you see, follow me back! Thanks!
    Have a great holiday!

  25. You know what? I love mangoes in my ulam, too! They make dishes extra palatable. Here's my FTF entry:

    Would you like to exchange links with me also?

  26. This looks so tasty and seems like such a great summer recipe. Mangoes - yum! Thanks for sharing :-)

  27. Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    I hope to see you there!

  28. No wonder this features regularly on your table - what a wonderful recipe! I love the combination of the mango and the spices - I can't wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch, and I do hope you will visit again this week!

  29. I just had this for dinner tonight and it is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe, this will become a regular in our house for sure!


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