Thursday, June 5, 2008

Mango Chicken with Red Peppers

Apologies for the crappy pictures - I am using Giz's camera and it's an ancient block of metal. R has my camera in France with him, taking about 1/10 the number of pictures I would take. I'd get him to blog the meals he's eating there, but I'm sure you're not interesting in reading about KD (Macaroni and Cheese*).

But don't worry about me, I'm experimenting with dinners at home, with some today's post. I found this winning meal over at We Heart Food. Go check them out - they've got great recipes and do a cute "he said-she said" bit with every post.

I found their Mango Chicken with Red Pepper recipe and made it the same day for dinner. My modification are in brackets.

Mango Chicken with Red Peppers

2 large boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 large mangoes, diced into cubes (also added 1/4 of a pineapple, bite-sized pieces)
1 red bell pepper, sliced (didn't have - but included mushroom and cherry tomatoes instead)
1 medium-sized onion, sliced
1-2 red chilies, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp canola oil
salt, to taste
cilantro, chopped for garnish (didn't include)

Heat the oil in a large non-stick wok over medium-high heat and saute the chopped chilies, ginger-garlic paste and onions until lightly browned. Add in chicken, peppers and spice

and stir-fry till chicken is cooked through.

Stir in chicken stock and mango, and simmer for a few minutes.

Season with salt, and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve with rice.

4 Servings (great as leftovers too!)

Verdict - this dish is a definite keeper. I also really liked the pineapple. The mango is nice, but much more subtle than the pineapple.

*I don't know if it's a good thing or not, but R would be just as content eating KD all of the time as he would a gourmet meal that I make. StumbleUpon


noble pig said...

Hey this looks good...I love the idea of mango chicken and yummy.

I do think the French meals should logged and blogged. We want to know about every cafe!!

kittie said...

Lol - I have a sneaky love of KD too - though I only indulge once in a blue moon. The rest of the time I'm gourmet... honestly!! ;D

Great dish - bookmarked!

Grace said...

yeah, this'd be delicious, no doubt about it. at least 33 times better than mac & cheese...

maybe christmas can come early for giz and she can retire the ol' block of metal. my digital camera is one of the best investments i've ever made!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh this looks awesome! A lot of my favorite flavors in a combo I've never tried. YUM!

Bellini Valli said...

This recipe sounds very intriguing Psychgrad especially since mangoes are in season. I also passed on another award to your and your mom. I'm quite sure you already have this one, but it had to be done and you both deserve it:D

Hopie said...

I'm here in France, but haven't seen your camera ;-)

That mango chicken looks delicious! I'll have to give it a try!

Elle said...

If I went to France, I'd take one million photos. On the first day!

I really want to try this--I love the combo of flavors!

giz said...

I'll bet you money that if R logs in and looks at what you made for dinner, that Mac and Cheese would pale - even to him.

Chris said...

I remember this one, it was pretty tasty! Glad you liked it.

That Girl said...

I love one dish meals (or 1 dish and rice cooker meals)

Lore said...

Sold! Love the flavor mix: exotic and Sri Lanka-ish=CLEVER

Kevin said...

I like using mangoes in savoury dishes and this one sounds rally good!

Cakelaw said...

Yum - this looks delish!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This sounds really good--my wife and I love mangoes. And lol, the pictures aren't crappy! :-P

NĂºria said...

I love the use you give to mango in your part of the world! Before knowing you all, Mango was only for juices purposes :D

Rosie said...

Oh yummy this looks delicious :)

Rosie x