Thursday, March 26, 2009

CEiMB - Chicken with Mango Barbecue Sauce

Aggie at Aggie's Kitchen hosted our Craving Ellie group this week and chose Chicken with Mango Barbecue Sauce. I love Aggie's blog. Check it out and see what she did with this recipe.

I was very excited about making this recipe. Always makes a recipe more a favorite of mine if it is a quicky and this one was.

I thought my mango was not ripe enough because it was a bit hard to peel. But it tasted delicious. You all know about mangoes right? The fruit is known for its aphrodisiac qualities. I don't know about that, but I know I love the taste.
Once you blend up the sauce, you marinate your chicken in it. Then grill it.
I pounded my chicken breasts flat so they cooked up in no time. Maybe about five minutes on each side. I have to say I may have gone a bit overboard with the jalapenos. The sauce was hot. As you can see below, I had to have reinforcement. A drink to follow the hot.

And someone burned the edges of the chicken just a bit, but it was oh so tasty anyway!

This is one of my favorite recipes in Ellie's book so far. Thank you Aggie for choosing it! I give it five stars out of five!!

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced (about 1 cup)
1 red pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup low-sodium tomato sauce
1 mango, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 to 3 jalapenos, minced
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3/4 pound each)
Heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the red peppers, garlic, salt and pepper, and allspice and cook for 2 minutes more. Stir in the vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice and tomato sauce and cook for 1 minute more. Transfer the mixture into a bender and add the mango and jalapeno. Blend until smooth.
Put 1 cup of the barbeque sauce into a sealable plastic bag with the chicken and marinate for 1 hour.
Preheat the broiler. Put the chicken on a broiler pan and discard the marinade. Broil the chicken on high for about 12 minutes, turning once. Let the meat rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Spoon about 1/2 cup of barbeque sauce over the meat slices and serve.


natalia said...

Wow this recipe is wonderful !!

AppleC said...

I would've used more jalapenos but that wouldn't have been appreciated by the other eater in the house. It was delicious.

Aggie said...

Oh I'm so glad you liked it!! My sauce had a kick to it too...and I liked it! Especially with a glass of wine! ;)

I grilled my chicken too...yours looks awesome!! Thanks for cooking with me! ;)

Maria said...

Looks like a good one! I am loving that mango sauce!

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Jen said...

Your chicken looks great! Maybe the pickled jalepenos are spicier than fresh?? My sauce was spicy too, but it was a good spicy! Oh, and I am glad that I am not the only one who had no idea how to tell if the mango was ripe! I really had no idea how to core that sucker! I just hacked it to bits!

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

That chicken isn't's blackened :) And it looks great. I only used a few picked jalapeno slices, because I don't really like hot foods, and the sauce had a great little kick to it.

Cathy said...

Oh yeah -- we loved this one, too! Next time I might just use one jalapeno though. That will give it the right balance of sweet/savory/hot for my taste. I agree that this is company worthy. And of course, everything is better with a glass of wine!

Marthe said...

Really liked this one too! One of my favourites!

What's for Supper? said...

This was good. I should have grilled it on the grill instead of the broiler. Next time.

Sara said...

Argh, another grill user. You guys are all cheaters, CHEATERS! OK, you're not cheaters. I'm just jealous.

"someone burned the edges of the chicken (on the grill)" how lucky you are to be able to say that?

God, maybe I need to move some place warmer.

Sara said...

This sounds like such a unique recipe! I love mangoes, but I don't often think to cook with them.

Mary Ann said...

Looks so good! We really liked this too. It was delicious.
I didn't know that about mangoes. Maybe that is why I love them so much.... lol

Leslie said...

Wasn't this delicious? I love the way yours looks with the well-grilled :-) edges. This was a recipe that I wasn't sure was going to be that good, but it was. I find that with Ellie's recipes a lot...I simply have to trust her flavors.

Pamela said...

Looks wonderful, Peggy. I left out the jalapeno's this time, but I will give them a try next time. This is going to be a regular now that it's getting warmer!