Chicken makes a great base for any meal. Its neutral taste makes it ideal for picking up the flavorings of the seasonings and other ingredients that are added.
Thinking outside the box, fruity flavorings can give chicken an exotic taste that takes it to the next level. Mango is a favorite as it lends a tangy edge that can work perfectly in any chicken meal.
Read on to find out more about this triple mango recipe and what makes it so special.
Zucchini and Chicken Recipe
To make this recipe, start by heating olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 6 minutes, then turn.
Add mango cubes from one mango, seeded, peeled and cubes, ½ cup mango blend fruit drink and ¼ cup mango chutney to chicken. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
While the chicken is cooking, put 2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced lengthwise in a microwave-safe 2-quart dish with ¼ cup water. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes stirring once. Then drain.
Divide zucchini among four plates. Place chicken and mango mixture on top of zucchini. Season with salt and red pepper and serve.
This dish is especially flavorful as we use three different types of mango products to give it that extra boost. It is also exceptionally healthy.
Chicken is a lean protein that has immune-boosting properties. It is also known for reducing stress.
Mango is a fruit that is high in nutrients and antioxidants. It may boost immunity, support heart health, improve digestive health and be beneficial to the eyes, hair, and skin. It may also lower the risk of certain cancers.
Zucchini is another ingredient that is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. It contributes to healthy digestion, may reduce blood sugar levels, may improve heart health, may strengthen the vision and may aid weight loss.
The combination of these ingredients makes a delicious meal you can feel good about serving to your family.
One of the key ingredients in giving our chicken recipe its flavoring is the mango chutney.
Chutney is a sauce or dry base for the sauce. It originates from the Indian subcontinent and often uses the flavorings associated with that region of the world. However, there is really no right or wrong way to make chutney.
Chutney can be fresh or cooked and it is made from a variety of ingredients; usually a combination of fruits and vegetables and spices. It can be sweet, sour, spicy or mild or any combination of these. The texture can be thin or chunky.
There are many different types of chutney that are popular all over the world. In Britain, chutneys are sweet and tart usually made with fresh or dried fruit. In the Caribbean, mango or papaya chutney are more common.
Mango chutney can be bought at a store, but home cooks may prefer to make their own.
If you prefer to make your own mango chutney, here is a recipe we recommend.
To make the chutney, start by combining sugar and vinegar in a 6-quart pot and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Add remaining ingredients of 6 cups mango, medium onion, ½ cup raisins, ¼ cup crystallized ginger, minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, ¼ teaspoon red chili pepper flakes. Simmer uncovered until syrupy, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
Once mango chutney is made it can be stored for a while. You can do this by filling clean, hot jars ensuring there is a ½” headspace. Jars should not be closed too tightly.
If you are planning to store the chutney in jars for a while, you can put a rack in the bottom of a tall, large pot. Place the sealed jars on the rack. Fill the pot with water that covers the jars by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and let boil for 15 minutes.
Remove jars from the pot and let them sit at room temperature to cool.
There are many ways to prepare chicken and this mango flavoring gives it a taste explosion that your family will love. Adding homemade chutney will give it that extra special touch. What will you be doing to take your mango chicken to the next level?Print
Fresh mango, mango juice, and mango chutney give chicken a flavor explosion in this recipe. It's an island inspired dinner to turn a regular meal into something exotic.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 small skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 mango, seeded, peeled, and cubed
- ½ cup mango-blend fruit drink
- ¼ cup mango chutney
- 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced lengthwise
- ¼ cup water
- In a very large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium. Add chicken; cook for 6 minutes; turn.
- Add mango cubes, mango drink, and mango chutney to chicken; cook for 4 to 6 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, in a microwave-safe 2-quart square dish place zucchini and the water. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 2 to 3 minutes; stir once; drain.
- Divide zucchini among 4 plates. Place chicken and mango mixture on top of zucchini. Season to taste with salt and crushed red pepper.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 Minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Pan-Frying
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: zucchini and chicken recipe, mango chutney
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