Mango-Pecan Chicken Recipe -
Mango-Pecan Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Mango-Pecan Chicken

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"The recipes I found for mango chicken seemed to overwhelm the mangoes with citrus juices. Here's my version, which I believe keeps the flavor of fresh mango in focus. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley and serve with plain white rice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until the onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes. Add mangos, lemon juice, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and mace. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Turn heat to low, cover, and allow to cook 5 minutes more.
  2. While the mango sauce is simmering, season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, and cook on both sides until nicely browned, and the chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 8 minutes per side.
  3. To serve, place one or two pieces of chicken onto each serving plate. Spoon mango sauce over the top, and sprinkle with pecans.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 26, 2008

A little info on mangoes: For North Americans, probably the closest similar fruit (but NOT close in flavor) is the peach. A ripe mango should have about the same consistency as a ripe peach. And a green mango feels about the same as a green peach. You can ripen green mangoes in a closed brown paper bag in 2-4 days. If you try to cook this dish with green mangoes, you will not get any juice (or flavor), just as if you tried cooking a pie, or some other dish, with green peaches. Use only ripe mangoes to cook this dish. It's true the mace and pecans are not necessary for the main flavor of the dish. They are added for the pleasure of those whose palates enjoy more complex flavors and textures. It is perfectly fine to leave these out if you so wish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 16, 2008

not too bad. i forgot to put the pecans on, so i don't know if that would have hurt or helped our rating. but it was good and different!

Nov 03, 2007

This was really tasty. I felt the pecans werent truly necessary, nor the mace seasoning, but it was delicious. I really enjoyed it!

Aug 17, 2014

Oops, forgot the pecans (darn it, I had them, too). I did add a little bit of sliced red bell pepper and used red onion to give this a little color and make it more eye appealing. This was good, but I think it would have been better had the chicken been marinated, giving it more flavor. The mango topping was good, and really is the star of this recipe, because the chicken simply doesn’t have much flavor. Made the mango topping early in the day, warmed it up in the micro, and grilled the chicken breasts. Good, but I think it could be better.

Jan 06, 2011

Was good, even with frozen mango instead of fresh. The sauce is on the sweet side but complemented the chicken well that was seasoned with course black pepper. I served it with saffron-caraway basmati rice Yum!

Jan 24, 2015

trying this tonight.. added a little curry powder...

Jul 10, 2011

This dish was easy and fantastic!!! Loved it!

Nov 16, 2007

It could very well be my stupidity, but where was the "sauce" supposed to come from? Was the mango supposed to be super juicy? I followed the directions & there wasn't ANY sauce, it was just cubed mango with onion.


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  • Calories
  • 331 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 3.1 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 26 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 159 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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