Char-Grilled Chicken Legs and Breasts Marinated in Mango on a Bed of Steamed Rice


The combination of sweet mango, tender chicken, savory onion, and simple spices creates a delightful harmony of flavors in this mangorita chicken dish. The sweetness of the mango is well-balanced with the savory chicken and onion, while the spices add depth and complexity to the overall taste.

The addition of a splash of dark rum at the end brings a hint of richness and warmth to this mango chicken recipe, elevating it to a truly epicurean experience. This culinary creation is a perfect blend of sweet, savory, and spicy notes that will surely tantalize the taste buds of anyone who tries it.


Traveling to a tropical, faraway destination is an enticing prospect that captures the imagination of many. The allure of feeling the warm breeze caressing your skin, the sight of a clear azure sky stretching endlessly above you, and the tantalizing aroma of beautifully presented, exotic dishes, like mango chicken, is truly a feast for the senses.

Picture yourself lounging on a pristine beach with a refreshing fruity cocktail in hand, the worries of everyday life melting away as you immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquility of your surroundings.

Don’t break the piggy bank, just yet.

Indulge in a tropical culinary escape with this delightful mango chicken recipe that will tantalize your taste buds without breaking the bank.

By combining the succulent sweetness of mango with tender chicken, you can create a dish bursting with luscious and sensory flavors.

Picture yourself in a sunny paradise as you prepare this easy-to-follow recipe in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Pair your mangorita chicken with a refreshing iced tea garnished with a mini umbrella for that extra touch of fun and relaxation. So, put on your metaphorical sunglasses, transport yourself to a culinary oasis, and enjoy every delicious bite of this exotic dish.

If you’re itching to wander but just can’t get away, indulging in a delicious meal can transport you to far-off places without ever leaving your kitchen.

Pairing a mouthwatering dish with steamed rice or a fresh salad can elevate your dining experience to new heights, making it a feast fit for satisfying even the most insatiable wanderlust.

The flavours and aromas can awaken your senses and evoke the feeling of exploring exotic destinations, allowing you to embark on a culinary journey from the comfort of your own home.

So, next time you’re yearning to travel but can’t physically escape, let your taste buds take you on an adventure with a well-crafted meal that promises to delight and inspire.

Total Prep Time:
1 hour

Servings in Recipe:

Serving Size:
2 cups

Calories Per Serving:

Total Prep Time: 1 hour

Servings in Recipe: 6

Serving Size: 6 oz bowl

Calories Per Serving: 512

Char-Grilled Chicken Legs and Breasts Marinated in Mango on a Bed of Steamed Rice



  • 5 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 3 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and cubed
Tropical Mangorita Chicken Ingredients. Raw Chicken, Mango and Ginger.
Tropical Mangorita Chicken Ingredients. Raw Chicken, Mango and Ginger.


  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  • In a large pan, melt half the butter and 1 tbsp of veg oil (the oil keeps the butter from burning).
  • When melted, add all six chicken breasts and brown both sides. About 3 minutes per side. (Keep this pan handy when done, as you will be deglazing it later to get all those yummy chicken bits into your sauce).
  • Place your browned chicken breasts in a buttered casserole dish
  • Sprinkle your sliced onions over the chicken.
  • Pour the milk over the chicken and onions. 
  • Cover the casserole dish with foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes (The milk may become a bit clumpy during the cooking process, but this is completely fine).
  • When 45 minutes have passed, remove the casserole dish from the oven.
  • Remove your chicken and onions from the casserole dish with a slotted spoon and place in a separate bowl. Cover with the same piece of tin foil. Keep the milk/broth in the dish for now. 
  • Return to your large pan and add the remainder of the butter and allow it to melt over low heat. 
  • When melted, add the flour, whisking one tablespoon into the butter at a time to make the base (roux) for your sauce. 
  • Gradually add the milk/broth mixture from the casserole dish. 1/3 at a time, whisking to combine as you go. The whisk will also serve to break up any bits of milk that have clumped up.
  • Continue to slowly whisk your sauce until it is thickened, creamy and smooth. About 5 minutes. 
  • Add seasonings and rum. Continue whisking until evenly combined.
  • Add chicken and onions, and now the mango, to your sauce and simmer on medium heat for about 10 minutes. 


Does mango go well with chicken and rice

Mango can indeed be a delicious addition to chicken and rice dishes! The sweet and tangy flavor of mango can complement the savory taste of chicken and the neutral base of rice quite nicely.

There are various ways you can incorporate mango into your chicken and rice recipes. You could make a mango salsa to top your chicken, mix diced mango into your rice, or even create a mango curry sauce to pour over your dish.

The combination of flavors can create a unique and tasty meal that is sure to delight your taste buds. Feel free to experiment with different recipes and see how mango can enhance your chicken and rice dishes!

Is it safe to cook fruit with chicken?

Cooking fruit with chicken is a popular culinary practice that can result in delicious and flavorful dishes. When done correctly, it is generally safe to cook fruit with chicken. However, there are a few considerations to keep in mind to ensure food safety.

Firstly, make sure that both the chicken and the fruit are cooked to their recommended safe internal temperatures. Chicken should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) to kill any harmful bacteria, while fruits like apples or peaches can be cooked until they are tender.

Additionally, it’s important to avoid cross-contamination by using separate cutting boards and utensils for raw chicken and fruits. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw chicken to prevent the spread of bacteria.

Overall, as long as you follow proper food safety practices and ensure that both the chicken and fruit are cooked adequately, it is safe to cook them together to create a flavorful and unique dish.


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A Group of Friends Making a Toast Before Enjoying a Great Meal
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