Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mango Chicken Stir Fry with Quinoa

Mango is a summer fruit. Clearly I'm in denial that summer is still a looooooong way off! I picked up a bag of frozen mango on a whim and put it in this dish. It was good.

But I should have waited until summer.

Fresh mango really is so much better in this. I also jacked up the spice from the original recipe since mango is so deliciously sweet. I used 2 red chile peppers and added the crushed red pepper at the end because it needed more spice. Very nice flavor though with the spices.
I ate this with quinoa and broccoli. It was a fantastic meal.

Mango Chicken Stir Fry
Adapted from WeHeartFood

1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
2 large mangos, diced into cubes (I used a bag of frozen mango)
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 - 2 red chiles, finely chopped
2 tsp. red pepper paste or spread
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (or to taste)
Cooking spray
Salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro for garnish

Heat cooking spray in pan and saute the chopped chilies, red pepper paste and onions until lightly browned. Add chicken, peppers and spices and stir fry until chicken is cooked through. Stir in chicken stock and mango and simmer for a few minutes. Season with salt, garnish with cilantro. Serve with quinoa.

Total calories = 1135
4 servings = 284 calories per serving

1 serving Mango Chicken + 1/2 cup quinoa + 1 cup broccoli = 469 calorie dinner

Calories calculated from, some numbers are rounded and approximate.


  1. Mango is my favorite fruit to add to savory dishes. The ultimate summer food.

  2. Mango and chicken is a delicious combo! This looks terrific with the quinoa and broccoli.

  3. Nice and flavorful meal - I love mango and chicken together.