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Mexican Mango Chicken


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Mexican Mango Chicken

Editor's Notes - This chicken was selected as a finalist in the best chicken recipe contest. It was very flavorful and easy to make, it needs a little heat to counteract the sweetness as Nechama added, cayenne would be perfect. Inspired by the chili-mango combination popular in Mexico.


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 20 min
  • Ready Time : 35 min


6 People


  • 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Pounded Thin
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke/Smoked Paprika
  • 2-4 Alphonso Mangos


1. Slice the mangos lengthwise along the pit, ending with at least six strips (you should be able to get four per mango).
2. In a large bowl, mix the oil, lime juice, basil, and liquid smoke/paprika.
3. Place the mango slices and pit in the marinade for 15 minutes. Remove the mango slices but leave the pit to continue to flavor the marinade.
4. Refrigerate the slices.
5. Place the chicken in the marinade for 1-4 hours.
6. Grill the chicken, then the mangos.
7. Lay the mangos across the chicken and gently roll up, placing seam side down. Secure with toothpicks if necessary.
8. Enjoy!

Alternative presentation: Cube mango and chicken and skewer with grilled purple onions and cherry tomatoes.

Photo Courtesy of Katherine Martinelli





10 Responses to Mexican Mango Chicken

  1. avatar says: Nechama

    How do I modify my recipe?

    Use the smoked paprika-not the liquid smoke and add in a teaspoon of cayenne pepper.


  2. avatar says: ginger


  3. avatar says: Shosh

    Sounds yummy! Alphonso mangoes are the small yellow ones, sweeter and creamier than regular green/red mangoes.
    Can I use regular paprika?

  4. avatar says: nechamaP

    way to go Nechama!!!!!!

  5. Good job, Nechama – looks out of this world!!

  6. avatar says: Nechama

    You can use regular paprika as long as you use the cayenne pepper-you need some spicy.
    You may lose out on a little flavor but it should be fine.
    Good luck and enjoy!

    And thanks everyone for the votes!

  7. avatar says: Helen

    I will be trying this recipe and will use the smoke paprika.

  8. Wow!!! This chicken recipe is amazing! The combination is pure genius and they look really good. They should feature Nechama more often, she can really cook it up!

  9. avatar says: blima

    can this all be assembled ahead and baked fresh for shabbos?

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