Mango Chicken

This Mango Chicken recipe is a delicious baked chicken made with sweet and spicy chunky mango sauce.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, chicken, mango sauce, whole chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 599 kcal


Mango Sauce:

  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lime - juice and zest
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt


  • 2 - 2 1/2 lb whole chicken
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
US Customary - Metric


Mango Sauce:

  1. Dice one of the mangoes and onion. Peel the other mango and grate the meat on a fine grater.

  2. Preheat a medium sauce pot over medium heat and add some oil. Saute onion until softened and add garlic and diced mango.

  3. Cook for about a minute and add grated mango puree, chicken broth, lime juice, lime zest, ginger, salt, and red pepper flakes.

  4. Cook over for 5-7 minutes over medium heat. Stir in cilantro and take it off the heat.


  1. Break down the whole chicken into 10 pieces - 4 quarters of breasts, 2 drums, 2 thighs, and 2 wings. Season each piece with salt and pepper.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375°.

  3. Preheat a large skillet or an oven-safe cooking pan over medium-high heat and add some oil.

  4. Sear chicken for a couple of minutes on both sides, until browned. 

  5. Spread mango sauce all over the chicken, gently shake the pan to help spread it around, and transfer the pan into the oven.

  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Mango Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 599 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 290mg13%
Potassium 701mg20%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 1397IU28%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.