Orange Mango Chicken Recipe

Oranges and mangoes are popular fruit desserts. As a matter of fact, when you think of these fruits you will immediately think of ice creams, sorbets, and juices. But, what if we tell you that you can use these fruits to enhance your chicken recipe? Yes, it can absolutely work!

Now, you might be wondering how orange mango chicken will taste like. Orange will add a citrusy note to the sweet, creamy mango, which will definitely add depth to your chicken flavor. You can experiment with the type of mango that you would like to use. For instance, you may use green mango instead of the ripe, yellow ones. The sourness of green mangoes can balance the sweetness of the orange juice. A word of caution though, you might want to go slow if ever you’re using green mangoes. Or else, you will risk being overwhelmed by its sourness.

Feel free to marinate your chicken in brine for a couple of minutes before making this orange mango chicken recipe so that it will be tender. We recommend serving this dish with white or red rice or even couscous for a more filling lunch. Lastly, if you are planning on serving rice with this dish, we recommend this Italian Herbed Rice Recipe. The herbs in the rice will give even more fragrance to your meal!

 

Orange Mango Chicken Recipe

How To Make Orange Mango Chicken

Add some unique fruity flavor to your usual chicken dish. With an orange mango sauce, there's no going wrong with it.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

For Chicken:

  • vegetable oil, for deep frying
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, boneless, skin-on
  • cups tempura flour, divided
  • water, enough to make a batter
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Sauce:

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 mango, (7 oz), seeded, peeled, and sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 bird’s eye chilis, (roughly up to 3 pieces), depending on your heat preference, finely minced
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsp water, as necessary

To Serve:

  • 1 cup rice, steamed
  • 1 sprig parsley

Instructions

  1. In a blender, puree the following ingredients until smooth: orange juice, mango, honey, white wine vinegar, bird’s eye chilis, garlic, onion, and water.

  2. Transfer to a saucepot. Add the cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce.

  3. Add the onion and garlic powders, and paprika.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then adjust accordingly. Stir to combine, then simmer for roughly 15 minutes, until thickened and reduced by half. Set aside.

  5. Dredge the chicken in ½ cup of tempura flour until evenly coated.

  6. Make a batter with the remaining flour by adding enough water to achieve a pancake batter consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Heat up the vegetable oil to be ready for deep frying.

  8. Dip the chicken in the batter, then deep fry them for around 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.

  9. Remove the excess oil in the fried chicken by placing them over paper towels.

  10. Heat the remaining sauce in the skillet until warm. Combine both the sauce and chicken. Toss to coat.

  11. Serve orange mango chicken with rice, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 48g
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  • Calcium: 51mg
  • Calories: 759kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 118g
  • Cholesterol: 111mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 592mg
  • Protein: 27g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 97mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 803IU
  • Vitamin C: 52mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use unsweetened orange juice for this recipe?

Yes. We recommend unsweetened orange juice especially if you decide on using ripe mangoes. Mangoes that are already ripe tend to be really sweet so you might want to tone down that sweetness by using unsweetened orange juice. Its tanginess also adds a refreshing twist to the dish.

What other parts of chicken can I use for this dish?

We prefer using chicken breast because it is the meatiest part of the chicken. However, feel free to use thigh and leg parts if you want. Also, if you’re feeling a little experimental, or you just want a more exotic dish, try using chicken feet. They’re cheap and absolutely delicious as well.

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Conclusion

Orange mango chicken is a wonderfully delicious dish that will remind you of summer. Serve this for lunch or dinner during summer picnics and we guarantee that this is going to be a hit.
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