Mango Chicken Pasta

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Tangy mango sauce meets pan-seared chicken in zesty Mango Chicken Pasta. It’s served over angel hair noodles and garnished with fresh cilantro. 

chicken in mango sauce over angel hair pasta on green plate

Why This Recipe is Special

I love a little spice. Not too much, but just enough to give a bite to my chicken. Mango Chicken Pasta does just that. It’s both sweet and spicy, which makes the world go ’round, right?

In my life, Momma was the sweet one, and Granny Tag was the spicy character who kept us all on our toes.

I can’t help but think of the gifts my Momma gave me. She was an incredible artist, and even though I didn’t inherit her drawing gene, she gave me the ability to see beauty in all things, and create something delicious from the bounty I’ve been given.

pan seared chicken with mango sauce on top of angel hair pasta on a green plate

Where This Recipe Originated

Mango Chicken Pasta started out as 2 plain pieces of chicken in a frying pan. Those chicken breasts were just sitting there staring at me, begging for more…as if to say “HELP!’ Since naked chicken wouldn’t make a very good blog post, I started rummaging through my pantry attempting to come up with a better plan.

Enter mango, sweet peppers, onion and cilantro. Next, I added a touch of brown sugar for sweetness, and a little vinegar to make it tart. And, heavens to Betsy…I couldn’t forget the spice!

Ying and yang…the stuff of life. Thank you, Momma and Granny Tag, for showing me the importance of balance…in cooking, and in living.

How to Make Mango Chicken Pasta

Sauté onions and pepper in a skillet with olive oil for 1 minute over medium heat. Season chicken breasts with garlic salt and pepper, then add to skillet.

Cook chicken about 3 minutes on both sides until brown. Keep warm while making the sauce.

How to Make Mango Sauce

Start with hot water, brown sugar, vinegar, sriracha sauce, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup and cilantro.

In a separate saucepan, combine all ingredients over medium heat. Stir until mixture begins to boil.

Add cornstarch mixed with a little water and continue to cook over medium heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add diced mango to sauce and stir well until sauce thickens.

Pour mango sauce over chicken in skillet and increase heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until chicken breasts are tender.

Cook angel hair pasta in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain. Stir chicken with sauce well, and serve over angel hair pasta tossed with garlic salt and olive oil. Garnish dish with fresh chopped cilantro.

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chicken in mango sauce over angel hair pasta on green plate

Mango Chicken Pasta

Tangy mango sauce meets pan-seared chicken in this zesty dish, served over angel hair pasta and garnished with fresh cilantro. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 949kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Ingredients

CHICKEN

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenders
  • pinch of garlic salt and pepper
  • 1 small red sweet pepper chopped
  • 1 small onion diced

SAUCE

  • 1 cup hot water
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ tsp. sriracha sauce
  • ½ tsp. garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 tsp. cornstarch mixed with a little cold water
  • 1 mango peeled and diced

NOODLES

  • ½ pound angel hair pasta cooked & drained
  • pinch of garlic salt
  • drizzle of olive oil

GARNISH

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Over medium heat, sauté onions and pepper in skillet for 1 minute.
  • Salt and pepper chicken breasts, then add to skillet.
  • Cook chicken about 3 minutes on both sides until brown.
  • Reduce heat to low and begin mixing sauce.
  • In a separate saucepan, combine all ingredients in sauce together (except cornstarch and mango) over medium heat. 
  • Stir until mixture begins to boil.
  • Add cornstarch mixed with a little water and continue to cook over medium heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add mango to sauce and stir well until sauce thickens.
  • Pour mango sauce over chicken in skillet and increase heat to medium-low.
  • Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until chicken breasts are tender.
  • Cook angel hair pasta in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain.
  • Stir sauce and chicken well, then serve over angel hair pasta tossed with garlic salt and olive oil.
  • Garnish dish with fresh chopped cilantro.

Notes

  • While there are several ingredients in this dish, it comes together quickly when everything is gathered beforehand. 

Nutrition

Calories: 949kcal | Carbohydrates: 148g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 612mg | Potassium: 1041mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin C: 123mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I just found this recipe the other day and added it to my food bucket list! I’ve never tried mango and chicken together, but the sauce sounds wonderful. Is it hard to make?

    1. It’s a detailed recipe, but it’s definitely not difficult. Just gather all of your ingredients before you get started and it will go faster. 🙂

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