Gingered Chicken with Mango Recipe

Grilled Chicken Breast with Mango Salsa
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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
777 Calories
44g Fat
31g Carbs
62g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 777
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 62g
Calcium 111mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Mangoes, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce make a delightful sauce to spice up bland breasts. Be sure to use ripe mangoes for best flavor. Serve with green veggies and rice for a full meal.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Tropic Cooking by Joyce LaFray Young (Ten Speed Press)


  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed
  • 2 pounds chicken breast fillets, skinned
  • 1 cup peeled and diced mangoes
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan. Add the garlic and saute for a few minutes.

  2. Then, add the fillets. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized bowl, combine the mango with the sugar, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. Pour the mixture over the cooked fillets and gently mix to cover the chicken pieces. Add soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste. Cook for about 10 more minutes.

  4. Serve hot with a fresh green vegetable and a side dish of rice.

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