I came up with this recipe back in 2014 and it is still such a fun and flavorful dish to make. You can’t eat this recipe and not be happy. The fresh, tangy, sweet salsa pairs perfectly with the marinated and grilled chicken. Serve over rice with extra sauce and the entire meal will whisk you away to the warm Caribbean with all of the fresh and exotic flavors. Login to Deals to Meals to get this recipe along with our other delicious meals from our meal planner.

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Mango Margarita Chicken


  • Author: Deals to Meals
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This recipe is a tropical party in your mouth. It’s so amazing and the margarita sauce is heavenly!


Ingredients

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CHICKEN:

  • 2 cups liquid lime margarita mix
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar (to be added to marinade after)
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Cooked rice

MANGO AVOCADO SALSA:

  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 avocados, diced small
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, core removed and diced small
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice and let rest until ready to serve. In a large gallon ziploc bag place all of the marinade ingredients together, seal the top shut and then shake the marinade around until combined. Add the six chicken breasts to the bag and keep in the fridge until ready to grill (the longer you let the chicken marinade the better–2 to 8 hours). Don’t marinade overnight or the acid will break down the chicken too much.
  2. When ready to grill the chicken, remove the chicken and place on a hot grill, reserving the marinade!
  3. While the chicken is cooking on the grill, pour the marinade into a saucepan. Add 1 Tbls. cornstarch and a 1/2 cup of white sugar and bring to a boil for 5 minutes, or until marinade sauce becomes thick. 
  4. Once chicken has been cooked on both sides (about 6-8 minutes per side), and the center is no longer pink, remove from the grill and let rest while you prepare the salsa.
  5. Once the salsa is chopped and ready, serve the chicken over the white rice, top with the salsa and drizzle with the marinade/sauce for extra flavor.

For the salsa:

Place all of the diced ingredients into a bowl. Drizzle with juice of a lime and season with a little salt. Set salsa aside until ready to serve.

Notes

Serve over brown rice for a healthier option. 

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Chicken, Main Dish, Tropical, Mango, Healthy

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