Mango Tango Grilled Chicken

Mango is one of my most favorite fruits. I especially love when they are juicy and sweet. During the summer months I try to use mango as much as I can in different kinds of dishes, especially chicken!

Some recipes happen by accident, some come from inspiration, and some……………..well……………………they just come from my creative kitchen skills. My husband asks me all the time, “how do you come up with these recipes?” I’m sure some of you might be wandering that too. So, I’m going to share with you how I come up with some of my recipes and also the anatomy of a recipe.

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The Anatomy of a Recipe

First of all I watch a lot of Food Network, Rachael Ray Show (she is my favorite), and on occasion The Chew. Just by watching those shows, that makes the wheels turn in my head a lot! Sometimes I get inspiration from there, while other times I just get inspired by doing what I love in the kitchen.

My mom never taught me how to cook, but my dad was pretty creative in the kitchen. So I am a self taught cook, that is a lot like her father when it comes to creativity in the kitchen (and maybe in other ways too).

I usually come up with 1 or 2 new recipes a week to try out for the next week. I write my ideas down and make notes, tweaks, modifications as I am creating the recipe. A recipe is never perfect when I write it down because there are always things that I need to adjust or change during the creating process. But sometimes I do get lucky and not have to make any changes or adjustments with the recipe, but that is rare.

This is what my recipe process looks like.
This is what my recipe process looks like.

My recipe for Mango Tango Chicken would be a wonderful choice for your next cookout or picnic. Your tongue will do a happy dance even before your first bite!

Mango Tango Grilled Chicken

4 Chicken breasts, diced into cubes

1 Red Onion, cut into chunks

2 Mangoes, peeled and diced into chunks

1 Peach, peeled and diced into chunks

1/4 Cup Honey

Handful of Cilantro

2 tbsp. GF Soy Sauce

2 tbsp. Vinegar

In a food processor or blender, combine mango, peach, honey, cilantro, soy sauce, and vinegar. Blend until you reach the consistency that you like. It can be chunky or smooth. I like mine chunky.

Chunky Mango Tango Sauce

In a bowl or ziploc bag, place the chicken and the peach mango mixture. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

Mango Tango Marinade 

Place the chicken and red onion onto skewers. Grill the chicken skewers until the chicken is cooked through. Serve over tropical rice.

Grilled Mango Tango Chicken

Tropical Rice

1 Cup Brown Rice

1/2 Cup Cooked Black Beans

1/2 Cup Pineapple, cut into chunks

2 Green Onions, chopped

EVOO

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Cook the rice according to package directions. When the rice is done, stir in the black beans, pineapple, green onions, EVOO, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

Serves 2

Mango Tango Grilled Chicken

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • 1 Red Onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 Mangoes, peeled and diced into chunks
  • 1 Peach, peeled and diced into chunks
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • Handful of Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. GF Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. Vinegar

Instructions

In a food processor, combine mango, peach, honey, cilantro, soy sauce, and vinegar. Blend until you reach a a desired consistency. The mixture can be chunky or smooth depending on how you like it.

In a bowl or ziploc bag, place the chicken and the mango peach mixture. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hrs.

Place the chicken and red onion onto skewers. Grill the chicken skewers until chicken is cooked through. Serve over Tropical Rice.

Notes

Another option for the marinade would be to pour half in the ziploc bag with the chicken, and then save the other half to brush onto the chicken while grilling.

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