Chili Mango Chicken

I’ve noticed a sale on mangoes at Cherry Valley Market. And then there’s chicken in the freezer. Let’s put these to work. Now, if your kitchen is like mine, you probably have a lot of those Chinese condiments on hand so let’s get a little Asian inspired cooking done.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas
  • 1 mango peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic suace
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp. sesame oil

Combine the chicken cornstarch sesame oil and soy sauce and let this sit and marinate for about ten to fifteen minutes. Heat  little peanut oil in a wok and stir fry the vegetables, the peas, onion and ginger, but you could also throw some peppers and carrots thin cut or a little celery, whatever you have on hand here. Stir fry this up and add the chicken. Start browning the chicken and add the chili garlic sauce and add the mango. Cook this up until the chicken is cooked through thoroughly.

Serve this over some brown rice, and sprinkle with some sesame seeds for a little added ‘crunch’ and enjoy some saki for a change of pace.

Chili Mango Chicken jpeg


7 thoughts on “Chili Mango Chicken

      • Yes I did I wash it and left it for more than an hour to drain in a colander. Please tell what I did wrong because I want to try it again the only thing I did different from you is instead of peanut oil I used olive could that be the reason

      • it could be.. olive oil has a lower smoke point than peanut oil, so the pan your using probably isn’t hot enough. If the pan were ‘hot’ the olive oil would be setting off your smoke detector.

        Many versions of olive oil start smoking at about 300 to 350 degrees. The peanut oil lets you get the pan up to 400 to 450 degrees.

        One quick test to see if the pan is hot enough to add the oil… when a splash of water beads up and dances around the pan before evaporating

  1. I made the chicken with mango and beans it tasted pretty good but it was soggy and I like how your chicken is brown and nice why did mine get soggy

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