Curried Mango Chicken Recipe

My Curried Mango Chicken is an easy recipe the whole family will love.

Curried Mango Chicken

My family is funny about spicy food. Some of us like mild spice, some of us like ‘it’s so hot there’s steam coming out my ears’ spice, and some of us are really not sure about spice at all. My Curried Mango Chicken recipe is full of flavour, without being overly hot and spicy. The sweet chutney is the perfect foil to the gentle heat of the curry powder, giving this easy dish a delicious sweet/savoury vibe.

One of my favourite things about my Curried Mango Chicken is that you can adjust the spicing to suit your family. While I use a teaspoon of a mild curry powder blend, you may wish to use two. Or replace the curry powder entirely with ground cumin for a muskier, deeper flavour. That was how I made this recipe when I was first developing it. Also, you can use any mango chutney you like. My family prefers a brand called Sharwoods, but use your favourite, or try making your own.

Quick and easy to put together, Curried Mango Chicken makes a great mid-week supper. I usually serve it with rice and a green vegetable, but it’s equally delicious with crushed new potatoes or couscous. Leftovers are wonderful sliced and warmed in wraps or – and this is my favourite – scatter a few slices of the chicken, along with a bit of the peppers and sauce, on a leftover Nan bread. Sprinkle with some grated cheese and heat in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. Seriously. Delicious.

Curried Mango Chicken Recipe Ingredients

2 tablespoons mild vegetable oil, divided (I use mild olive oil)
1 onion, finely sliced
1 red pepper, finely sliced
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 generous tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon mild curry powder
pinch of salt
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
½ cup mango chutney
¼ to ½ cup chicken stock (you may not need it all)

Curried Mango Chicken Recipe Instructions

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
Sauté the onion and red pepper until it begins to soften.
Meanwhile, put the flour, curry powder, salt and pepper in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts, seal the bag and shake until the chicken is coated in the floury mixture. You may need to do this in batches.
When the vegetables have begun to soften, remove them from the frying pan and keep warm.
Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and when it has heated up, add the flour and spice coated chicken breasts.
Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side, until it has begun to take on a bit of a golden colour.
Mix together the mango chutney and ¼ cup of the chicken stock.
Turn the heat up on the chicken breasts and add the chutney and stock, allowing it to bubble up around the chicken breasts.
Reduce the heat to medium and return the onions and the peppers to the pan with the chicken. Continue to cook, turning the chicken breasts once or twice, until the meat is cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F and no pink remains inside.
Check the sauce. If it is too thick, you can add the remaining ¼ cup of stock, a little at a time, until the desired sauce consistency is reached.
Carefully taste the sauce (it will be hot) and add more salt and pepper to taste if necessary.
Serve the chicken with rice, a green vegetable and some warm Nan bread.

Printable Recipe

Curried Mango Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons mild vegetable oil, divided (I use mild olive oil)
  • 1 onion, red or mild white, finely sliced
  • 1 red pepper, finely sliced
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pasture raised or organic if possible
  • 2 generous tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon mild curry powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup mango chutney
  • ¼ to ½ cup chicken stock (you may not need it all)
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Sauté the onion and red pepper until it begins to soften.
  3. Meanwhile, put the flour, curry powder, salt and pepper in a large plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts, seal the bag and shake until the chicken is coated in the floury mixture. You may need to do this in batches.
  4. When the vegetables have begun to soften, remove them from the frying pan and keep warm.
  5. Add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan and when it has heated up, add the flour and spice coated chicken breasts.
  6. Cook the chicken for about five minutes on each side, until it has begun to take on a bit of a golden colour.
  7. Mix together the mango chutney and ¼ cup of the chicken stock.
  8. Turn the heat up on the chicken breasts and add the chutney and stock, allowing it to bubble up around the chicken breasts.
  9. Return the heat to medium and return the onions and peppers to the pan with the chicken. Continue to cook, turning the chicken once or twice, until the meat is cooked through with an internal temperature of 165°F and no pink remains inside.
  10. Check the sauce. If it is too thick you can add a the remaining ¼ cup of chicken stock, a bit at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
  11. Carefully taste a bit of the sauce (it will be hot) and add more pepper to taste if necessary.
  12. Serve the chicken with rice, a green vegetable and some warm Nan bread.

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Article by April Harris

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Comments

  1. This sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to try it.

  2. This really colorful and delicious April.

  3. This chicken looks sensational! I bet the flavours are amazing as well. Thanks for linking to Simple Supper Tuesday :o)

  4. My goodness this really pops on the plate. Great color in this dish, April! I think the three of us would opt for steam out of the ears 😉
    Thank you for linking up this week.

  5. This looks delicious! I prefer food on the milder side, my husband likes it very hot, so we are always compromising on the heat in dishes.

  6. Mango has become my favorite fruit and I also add it to other dishes. Curry is something, I have developed a love for in the past year or two. Put this together and you know, I love this dish. I am glad you added it to the Recipe Box.

  7. Mmmm…I love mango with the addition of heat – this dish sounds delicious. And very addictive!

  8. This sounds delicious! I love Indian flavors but too often shy away from making it at home because it always seems “complicated.” Don’t know why I never thought of using store-bought chutney before! Adding this to the must-make list…

  9. Good Morning April,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. The words curry and mango are music to my hears! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe with us on Seasonal Celebration Wednesday!

  11. My family is the same way. My kids don’t do spice at all, I’m in the middle and my hubby loves it HOT! I really like this recipe April. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  12. Sounds delicious April..love that it has a bit of heat 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays..have a great weekend!!

  13. My daughter made this for us tonight and it was a real hit, even with my picky 9-year old. It was delicious. Thank you.

  14. This sounds like an easy and delicious weeknight meal! Love it!

  15. My family is like yours when it comes to spices … all levels, all of us, no matches.
    This sounds like a good combination of sweet and spicy. Will be giving it a try!

  16. This looks like easy and yummy dinner! I would like to make it someday!

  17. That’s one of the best looking & sounding chicken recipes I’ve seen in a while! Thank you. On my to make list!!!

  18. Thanks for reminding me how long it’s been since I made curry! Need to rectify that ASAP.

  19. Hi April,
    I still just love this recipe,it is delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  20. This sounds so good, April. Definitely on my to do list. We all at home like fairly hot curries, so I guess I should add a bit more curry powder. nThank youf or sharing, April! Pinning and tweeting!

    • Thank you, Hadia! Yes, that’s the beauty of this recipe, you can adjust the spices to suit your family’s taste. Definitely add more curry powder if you like it more spicy. Thank you for pinning and tweeting too.

  21. This looks and sounds lovely! We are loving curry at the moment to get rid of the sniffles and warm us up.

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