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Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

Are you looking outside your window at the dismal weather?  Are you still stuck in the snow, sleet and rain working while all of your family and friends have sped away on a tropical romantic holiday near the ocean?

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

I have the perfect remedy for the winter blues...Just one sight and bite of this gorgeous tropical spa mango chicken and you will be teleported off to a very happy place. Tender succulent chicken that has been marinated with citrus juices, mango, herbs and spices and is grilled to perfection. Then is glazed with a delightful mango, rum, lime and herb glaze and then topped with a sunny and bright mango salsa.  You can have this full and complete healthy and delicious spa experience in less than 40 minutes from start to finish.

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

Now see, don't you feel better already? Now all of your friends had to travel many miles in cramped economy class on an overcrowded delayed flight sitting next to a mom with a screaming baby, spend thousands of dollars on over priced flights, lodging and girly drinks only to eat room service food as the entire family ends up with a severe case of food poisoning... Not that this have ever happened to me...wink wink...

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

I know that many of your friends are going to be posting to (facebook, twitter, instagram, etc)  all of their pictures enjoying themselves basking in the sun on the beach, wearing their bikinis/swim trunks, and drinking lots of cocktails with fruits and umbrellas hanging off it while your stuck at home.

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

Well, I have just the fix for that issue as well. I want you to go ahead and make this little Tropical Spa Mango Chicken dish, take a picture of it and then post it on facebook, twitter, etc.

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

When you write your social media post, I want you to brag on how you went on a deluxe spa holiday and had this gorgeous meal in under 40 minutes for less than 10 USD and there were no screaming kids in the seats next to you. ( While you're at it, send me a photo as well. I always love seeing your final Bam's Kitchens creations)

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

All of your well-traveled friends will be green with envy as this little dish is going to be way better than any of those meals they have in the resort restaurants. This dish is super easy to make, very healthy and looks very glamorous on a plate. You can have the full spa experience without ever leaving the comfort of your home.

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

Did you know that it is now peak Mango season in the Philippines and many other Asian countries? I love to eat seasonally as that is when items taste their finest. When I looked at the mango, its skin was yellow and when I held it gave slightly to pressure. I cut into the juicy mango and it was brilliant orange. The taste was so sweet and delightful.

Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

So please go ahead and treat your self to the full and complete experience with Tropical Spa Mango Chicken. The easy 3 part process includes a quick marinade, glazing your chicken with the rum mango glaze, and then topping your dish with a fresh mango salsa. I am certain this is a spa experience one that you will keep coming back for.

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Tropical Spa Mango Chicken

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March 25, 2013

Tender succulent chicken that has been marinated with citrus juices, mango, herbs and spices and is grilled to perfection. Then is glazed with a delightful mango, rum, lime and herb glaze and then topped with a sunny and bright mango salsa.

  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager

Ingredients

chicken breasts - 4 boneless and skinless or can use tenderloins and increase to 8

mangoes - 2 whole (diced)- keep the pits for the rum mango glaze

oranges - juice of 2 oranges

garlic - 2 cloves minced

ginger - 2 teaspoons grated finely

parsley - handful ( cilantro is very nice too)

red onion - 1/2 cup

key limes - 4 (zest from one and juice from all)

red bell pepper - 1/4 cup chopped

salt - to taste

coconut oil - 2 tablespoon (can substitute with canola or other light flavored oil)

jalapeno - 2 teaspoons minced finely

agave syrup - 1 tablespoon (or other low glycemic sugar alternatives of choice)

cumin - 1 teaspoon

rum - 1-2 shot glasses light rum (can use dark rum as well but I wanted my glaze to be a light color)- optional

water - 1/4 cup

dried red pepper flakes - 1/2 teaspoon- optional

lime zest - 1/2 teaspoon

cornstarch - 1 tablespoon

Directions

1Wash, pat dry and if using thick chicken breasts,  I like to cut them in half lengthwise. It makes the chicken more tender, helps it cook more evenly and it looks like there is more food on the table as my boys eat me out of house and home.

2Marinate the chicken: Place your chicken in a ziploc bag or sealable tupperware container. Add juice of 2 oranges, 1/2 of a mango chopped, 1 minced garlic, 1 teaspoon on minced ginger, half of chopped fresh parley, 1/4 cup chopped red onion, juice of one lime and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub the chicken in the mixture. Place in the refrigerator for at least one half our or up to overnight.

3Make the mango salsa: In a small bowl, combine 1 chopped mango, 1/4 cup red onion, 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper, juice of one lime, salt to taste and the remainder of the parley (cilantro would have be preferred but parsley is what I had at home). Mix together and set aside.

4Get your grill ready if planning to cook this outdoors. I cooked mine on a gas grill but a charcoal grill or even cooking it inside on a grill pan would be lovely.

5Make the rum mango grilling glaze: In a small sauce pan place your coconut oil, 1 clove minced garlic, 1 teaspoon minced ginger, jalapeno, cumin, and the pit of mango that still has all of those lovely juices in it and fry until aromatic and the juices release from the mango. Take saucepan off the burner and add your rum (careful as I am sure you want to keep all of your eyebrows during your spa experience) and then place the sauce pan back on the burner and add the agave syrup,  Remove the mango pit. In a small cup mix together the water and cornstarch and slowly add while the mixture until it thickens.  Add in the lime zest and juice from one key lime and dried chili flakes and salt to taste. Let the flavors mingle and set aside.

6Place the marinated chicken on the grill. Grill, depending on the size of your whole chicken breasts about 6-8 minutes a side or until the juices no longer run pink. My little chicken tenderloins were cooked in about 6 minutes in total so it depends if you cut them thin or leave them thick. Brush the rum mango grilling glaze on the chicken during the last couple of minutes of the grilling process. Make sure you slather the glaze on both sides well.

7Place the rum mango glazed chicken breasts on a serving platter and garnish on top with the mango salsa. I also served mine with a side of rice, grilled red bell peppers and fresh cucumber pickles for a delightful and healthy Tropical Spa Mango Chicken entree. Enjoy!

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  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    Oh my, that chicken looks delicious! I’m always in search of new ways to make chicken –thanks for this lovely recipe Bobbi.

  • Your salad looks so amazing on that chicken. I just love it. Would love to give this a try sometime.

  • Wow is that the view from your apartment? I miss Hong Kong.
    Anyways I envy you, look at that mangoes, looks so good and perfect with that chicken, Once you tried the Philippine variant you wont go try others as they are the sweetest mangoes you can have, I even describe it as diabetes in a fruit 🙂
    Love them and I can eat a dozen of those in one sitting.

  • Such a tropical recipe! I love mango, and I can only imagine how good it tastes with this chicken, yum!

  • Before I even read the first line of this post I was transported…great job! The pictures of this truly tropical dish are stunning…and that shot with the water in the background, is that from your home? If so, then you get your own little vacay every day, don’t you? 🙂 I love mango and it does immediately transport me to summer, plus I love all the flavors in this dish…and the little kick of rum, so this is on my to try list for sure. Thanks Bobbi, and hope you have wonderful week filled with transportive moments! 😉

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thanks for your kind comment. That is a picture of the China Sea in the background. I took this photo on my balcony after I took the chicken off the grill. Trying to use natural light whenever I can. Around 6-7pm is the best time of the day on the balcony as when the sun sets we have a very bright orange,red and purple sky (unfortunately it is really pretty sky due to all the pollution we have here.) Sending some warm thoughts your way. Happy cooking, BAM

  • I can see you really enjoyed writing and photographing this one.. the colors are so alluring, how could you not take tons of pictures. Especially when they are so cheerful on yucky days like we’re having here.. they definitely brightened my day! I’ve seen all sorts of mangoes popping up at the grocery store.. it must be the season for this recipe:) xx

  • Love these flavors, especially the splash of rum. Definitely sounds like summer!

  • I think it is peak mango season here as well 🙂

  • The mango glaze really remind me on the fruit mask used in spa , more over you have the photo with seaview really remind me on the spa on the rock facing the sea. By the way is it the view from your house? It’s lovely. Oh of course the dish sure is yummy as always 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Rabbit. So nice to have you visit! That sea view is the view from my balcony overlooking the China Sea.. Today the view is obliterated as we are having heavy rain but on rare days we do have a beautiful “million dollar” view. Take Care, BAM

  • This looks so fresh and delicious, the colours are just awesome. I will have to make this soon!!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I definitely want to be treated to this mango chicken! I don’t care where it happens 🙂 It looks perfect!

  • How beautiful that chicken with mango dressing! This is a must share, BAM. Thank you! 🙂

    • Bams Kitchen

      I was thinking of you and Ray from Ansarap when I slicing into these beautiful perfectly ripe mangoes from the Philippines. Hands down the Philippines has the best mangoes in the world! If I was going to schedule a trip back home I would make it now and eat mangoes, morning , noon and night!

  • I love mango on anything. Tasty dish!

  • Jo (http://blog-diggidy.com)

    Wow, that sounds great! I love finding new ways to fix chicken, just because chicken is so healthy for you, but it can get a bit boring if you fix it the same way over and over again…beautiful photos as always. xoxo Oh, stop by and check out my new recipe plug-in, it’s cool, I can change it up, the lay-out, font, colors, I can even add nutritional info. 🙂

  • You have taken the most stunning photos of your dish Bam. I am mesmerized by the pop of colors and the tantalizing glaze on the chicken. I am definitely doing to put this on the top of my “must make” list because it is really calling my name. We can get mangoes right now here too so I think I am good to go. Lovely view you gave us!

  • Spring may be lagging behind the calendar date now, but this dish sounds like a blast of sunshine! Those tropical flavors would bring effortlessly brighten even the greyest days.

  • Love the bright colors of your dish as I look out my window at the snow on the ground.

  • Yes and yes!!! I need this chicken in my life! Gorgeous presentation!!!!

  • Nice work cutting that mango !

  • Oh my goodness, the minute I saw “mango” on the tweet fr my friend @wokwithray I knew I’d be hooked. And I’m so glad I found your recipe and blog. Mangoes are the my favorite fruit. I put them in everything! I grew up with mangoes in the Philippines and travel back fr the USA to my home country just to eat the mangoes. This is a great recipe with chicken. I must try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Betty for stopping over and looking forward to keeping in touch. I absolutely love mangoes as well and lucky for us they are in season right now. I also love cooking many Asian dishes as the ingredients are readily available to me, as I am currently living in Hong Kong. Looking forward to keeping in touch. Take Care, BAM

  • This chicken looks so delicious and succulent. I definitely want to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Terrific dish! I totally love mango (great photos, BTW) so I’ll love this great chicken dish. You really have a million dollar view from your balcony! Really fun post – thanks.

  • I love cutting mango like that, so nice! This dish looks so good, I am looking forward to trying 🙂

  • Hi Bam, you have out done yourself! This chicken is like vacation on a plate! Beautiful photos too. 🙂

  • I love your bright and cheerful attitude Bam 🙂 and this dish indeed beats anything you can get at a spa
    Did I tell you I LOVE the view from your balcony

  • What a combination! It looks like real Spring on the plate! Definitely giving the spa effect! Amazing pictures too!

  • Wow, cumin, red pepper flakes and save the mango pit. Taste, color and a little bit of heat. Sounds great, BAM.

  • ohmygoodness, this looks so fresh and heavenly!! what a perfect cure for the winter blues. thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  • This truly does look tropical and delicious. Our mango season has just finished and I’m so sad about it. It seemed to come and go very quickly. I would have loved this recipe a few weeks ago. I’ll save it for next summer xx

  • This looks light, healthy and flavorful! I bet the leftovers taste even better 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  • This looks awesome! I really need to start cooking with mangos… another ingredient that always intimidated me… but they look so refreshing!!

  • Wow this looks fabulous Bam! I love mangos and during the spring and summer months I add them to everything. This dish feels like a vacation on a plate!

  • Mira

    Looks so fresh and delicious! Definitely giving it a try!

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