Tangy mango sauce meets pan-seared chicken in zesty Mango Chicken Pasta. It's served over angel hair noodles and garnished with fresh cilantro.
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?
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.
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.
More Chicken Dishes to Love
- Lemon Butter Chicken
- BBQ Chicken Patties
- Chicken Pot Hand Pies
- Jerk Chicken Rice Bowl
- Rock & Roll Chicken Salad
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