Spicy Mango and Coconut Chicken

I recently realized that, ever since Lent has been over, I hadn’t been adding much protein in the form of meat to my regular diet. Not that I tend to have lots of meat anyway, but I usually do chicken at least once or twice a week.

Or try to.

But lately, I’ve been relying more on fish, seafood, nuts, dairy and whey for my protein intake.

Mango Coconut Chicken | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

I think I need to reinstate chicken.

Plus, I’m starting to think that I may want to do lean beef once in a while, too. Like once or twice a month. Not quite sure as to why, but I’ve been having major cravings for the stuff lately, and I’m right about to give in.

The thing is, though, you see, I have moral issues with eating meat. It’s like I feel I have to eat some, because I know, or think, that my body needs the protein, but I hate doing it because one, animals have to die in order for me to do that, and two, said animals are, more often than not, treated poorly and fed all sorts of nasties…

So what I really need to do is find a good farm in my area where I can buy good quality meat on a regular basis. I shall investigate that over the summer.

But in the meantime, I’ll stick to chicken once or twice a week and lean beef once or twice a month.

Mango Coconut Chicken | by Sonia! The Healthy FoodieLet me tell you though, if chicken is always going to be as good as it was in this last dish, I might be tempted to have it more often than that!

Not only was this dish super tasty AND super healthy, it also came together in no time at all. Makes it really ideal when cooking for one… but really, would be just as easy to make for the entire family.

Now, I have to admit that this is the kind of dish that I “normally” would have served with a side of rice, so it felt kind of weird having it on its own, but to be honest, I can’t say I missed the rice at all.

Mango Coconut Chicken | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Looks like I’m really getting used to this “easing up on grains” thing… It’s turning out to be much easier than I thought it was gonna be.

However, if you want to serve this with rice, just go ahead and do that. It will be plain glorious! I would opt for brown basmati, if it was me. Be warned though… if you choose to do the rice, you will have more than enough chicken for two people…

Especially it was a very generous serving to start with.

Spicy Mango and Coconut Chicken

Yield: Serves 1

Spicy Mango and Coconut Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 very small onion, chopped
  • 1 small yellow mango, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into large chunks
  • 40g fresh coconut shavings (save a few to garnish)
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream (the canned variety)
  • ½ cup young coconut water
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp unpasteurized liquid honey
  • ½ tsp sambal oelek
  • 1 green onion, chopped (save a few pieces to garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Coat a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes, then turn each piece to cook the other side until nice and golden brown. Add onion and red pepper, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Throw in the rest of the ingredients, stir and continue cooking for a minute or two.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with green onions, coconut shavings and black sesame seeds, if desired.
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Oh, and you have to admit that it’s just soooo pretty.

Mango Coconut Chicken | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

I almost didn’t want to dig in…

Mango Coconut Chicken | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Hey, almost, I said…

Mango Coconut Chicken | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

And I just couldn’t stop snapping!

Mango Coconut Chicken | by Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

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Comments

  1. says

    Looks like the comments are back :-) Yey! I tried before, but it did not work. I just wanted to say that I made this recipe and it was delicious! Thank you so much, Sonia! 5 stars!

    • says

      YAY! Comments seem to be back on alright. Feels unbelievably good! So glad to hear you tried this recipe and liked it. Thanks a bunch for sharing your appreciation! 5 stars… couldn’t ask for more than that! :)

  2. Mary Aksim says

    This is AMAZING. I find it a little too spicy on its own but over brown basmati rice it’s wonderful!

    Love the blog!

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  1. […] INGREDIENTS1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" cubes1 very small onion, chopped1 small yellow mango, peeled and cut into 1" cubes½ red bell pepper, cut into large chunks40g fresh coconut shavings (save a few to garnish)2 tbsp coconut cream (the canned variety)½ cup young coconut water2 tbsp white wine vinegar½ tsp salt½ tsp black pepper½ tsp unpasteurized liquid honey½ tsp sambal oelek1 green onion, chopped (save a few pieces to garnish)  […]

  2. […] INGREDIENTS1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" cubes1 very small onion, chopped1 small yellow mango, peeled and cut into 1" cubes½ red bell pepper, cut into large chunks40g fresh coconut shavings (save a few to garnish)2 tbsp coconut cream (the canned variety)½ cup young coconut water2 tbsp white wine vinegar½ tsp salt½ tsp black pepper½ tsp unpasteurized liquid honey½ tsp sambal oelek1 green onion, chopped (save a few pieces to garnish)  […]

  3. […] INGREDIENTS1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1" cubes1 very small onion, chopped1 small yellow mango, peeled and cut into 1" cubes½ red bell pepper, cut into large chunks40g fresh coconut shavings (save a few to garnish)2 tbsp coconut cream (the canned variety)½ cup young coconut water2 tbsp white wine vinegar½ tsp salt½ tsp black pepper½ tsp unpasteurized liquid honey½ tsp sambal oelek1 green onion, chopped (save a few pieces to garnish)  […]

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