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!
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.
In a blender, puree the following ingredients until smooth: orange juice, mango, honey, white wine vinegar, bird’s eye chilis, garlic, onion, and water.
Transfer to a saucepot. Add the cornstarch slurry to thicken the sauce.
Add the onion and garlic powders, and paprika.
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.
Dredge the chicken in ½ cup of tempura flour until evenly coated.
Make a batter with the remaining flour by adding enough water to achieve a pancake batter consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat up the vegetable oil to be ready for deep frying.
Dip the chicken in the batter, then deep fry them for around 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the excess oil in the fried chicken by placing them over paper towels.
Heat the remaining sauce in the skillet until warm. Combine both the sauce and chicken. Toss to coat.
Serve orange mango chicken with rice, and enjoy!
- Sugar: 48g
- 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
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.
ConclusionOrange 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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