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Grilled Mango chicken breasts topped with fresh mango salsa on a wooden board.
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Grilled Mango Chicken (Spa Dining at Home)

Grilled Mango Chicken is a delicious tropical dinner with a dynamo citrus marinade topped with an Easy Mango Salsa for simple spa dining at home.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinating Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Mains
Cuisine: American, Thai
Keyword: Cardiac Friendly, Chicken and Poultry, Gluten Free, grilling, Lactose Free, mango, Sauces and Dressings, Summer Time Favorites
Servings: 4
Calories: 359kcal
Author: Healthy World Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
    boneless and skinless or can use tenderloins and increase to 8 (about 1.25 pounds)
  • 1 inch ginger fresh knob peeled and grated
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted or olive oil
  • 4 tbsp orange juice freshly squeezed or mandarin orange juice
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper or to taste
  • 3 tbsp teriyaki sauce or tamari for gluten free
  • 1/2 Mango freshly minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Easy Mango Salsa

Instructions

  • Prepare and clean your chicken breasts and dry well. If your chicken breasts are really thick and you want them to cook faster, cut the chicken breast in half lengthwise or horizontally so they are thinner and cook faster.
  • In a sealable baggie or in a bowl add your chicken, ginger, garlic, coconut oil, orange juice, lime juice, lime zest, white pepper, teriyaki, and mango. Mix well, seal the baggie or cover your bowl with plastic wrap and allow to marinate for 15 minutes to 30 minutes at room temperature. It is best not to marinate chicken longer than 30 minutes or they will be overly tenderized by the fruits.
  • Preheat your outdoors grill to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C)and allow to preheat for 10-15 minutes. Clean grill and prepare the grill with a little oil to prevent sticking.
  • In the meantime, make your Easy Mango Salsa.
  • When you are ready to put the chicken breasts on the grill salt and pepper your chicken breasts on both sides. Or season your chicken breasts during the grilling process to taste.
  • Place your marinated chicken breasts on your hot and prepared grill. Grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side or a total of about8-10 minutes. (If you have sliced your chicken breasts in half lengthwise then they will take less time to cook maybe about 3 minutes on each side) Turn your chicken breast halfway through the cooking process.
  • Your chicken breasts are done cooking when the meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F in the thickest part of the breasts and you have nice grill marks. Remove your grilled mango chicken breasts for the grill.Tent with aluminum foil for about 5-10 minutes to rest before serving or slicing.
  • Top with a large dollop of easy mango salsa and enjoy!

Notes

Be sure to try our delicious Easy Mango Salsa to top your Grilled Mango Chicken.
How long to marinate the chicken?
As the mango tenderizes the chicken best at room temperature, leave marinade for 15-30 minutes at room temperature. In addition, allowing the chicken to come to room temperature before grilling helps the chicken cook uniformly. Did you know that if you put your poultry, pork or beef on the grill cold right from the refrigerator, you may have uneven cooking? The outside of your chicken might be charred but the inside could still be raw or rare in areas. You never want to be eating undercooked chicken in the USA as it can make you sick secondary to salmonella.
How long to grill chicken breasts?
Depending on the size of your boneless and skinless chicken breasts, it can take approximately 4-5 minutes per side over medium heat. Flip over ½ way through or until you get nice grill marks on both sides. If you know you are going to be running low on time, cut your chicken breasts lengthwise all the way through so they are less thick before you marinade them. Then, they cook in half of the time.
What is the best temperature to grill chicken at?
Our secret to success is to pre-heat our grill to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C) for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then, we clean the grill with our wire brushes and prepare the grates on the grill with a little oil to prevent sticking. We cook our chicken in direct heat to get delicious grill marks.
How do you know when your chicken breast is done cooking?
Once your meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) and has nice grill marks on both sides, your chicken breasts are done. Allow your chicken breasts to rest tented under aluminum foil for 5-10 minutes before serving or slicing.
How to keep your chicken breasts from drying out?
Do not be putting salt in the marinade! Full Stop. You see, salt in a marinade can dry out the chicken as it draws out the juices from the meat or chicken. Instead, be sure to season your chicken well with salt and pepper once it hits the grill on both sides. The teriyaki (or tamari sauce) will add flavor to your chicken without drying out your chicken.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 953mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 382IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg