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Quick & Easy Mango Chicken

Gently spiced with garlic, onion, sweet mango and smoked paprika, this Quick and Easy Mango Chicken is delicious with a side of ready to serve rice or turmeric quinoa. 

**This Quick and Easy Mango Chicken first appeared on Savory Spin in May 2015. I have updated the photos and recipe to use cubed instead of whole chicken breasts, but, my opinions expressed, remain the same.**

Overhead photo of bowl of Quick and Easy Mango Chicken, turmeric quinoa and broccoli

Seasonal colds and coughs are bad – but, what seem to hit worse (at least in our household) are those colds and coughs that creep in while we happen to be stressed.

Last weekend, my daughter was super stressed. She was stressed about the unknown. You see, last weekend she started training at her very first job (making me realize that she is growing up faster than I ever expected).
She was stressed before her first day (even though she found out later, that it would be a walk in the park, and that she would come to like what she did and she would like her co-workers). But, that moment of stress had left her susceptible, and, come Monday, she could barely talk without coughing.

Pan with ingredients for making mango chicken

At times like these, I turn to the healing and comforting powers of foods, first. Most times, when either of us catch a cold or cough or both, I make sure I have plenty of broccoli sautéed with onions, garlic, ginger and turmeric root on our plates along with either some chicken soup or some sort of jazzed up chicken dish.

Overhead photo of pan with quick and easy mango chicken

I decided to pair up chicken with mangoes and tomatoes (for an extra boost of vitamin C) in this super simple and easy dish. All you need is one pan and one cutting board, which means more time to “oooh” and “aaaah” over each forkful of this tender chicken.

There is no butter used, nor is there any cream – just mango, tomato, chicken, spinach, onions and good ol’ garlic! This chicken goes from cutting board to dinner plate in less than 40 minutes and is a must try – what do you say?

Two bowls of mango chicken with turmeric quinoa and steamed broccoli

Why this Mango Chicken is one of my favorite quick and easy dinners:

  1. Sweet & Spicy Mingle
    Ripe, sweet mango and chili powder balance each other out in this delicious dish.
  2. It Has So Many Textures
    White sesame seeds were added for a bit of an added crunch.
  3. So Versatile
    Enjoy as is or pair with your favorite salad.
  4. Packed with Immune Building Nutrients
    With plenty of healthy ingredients, this is a delicious way for us to try and fend off seasonal bugs!
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Overhead photo of 2 bowls with mango chicken, turmeric quinoa and broccoli with cut mango and parsley and chili flake garnish

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Overhead photo of bowl of Quick and Easy Mango Chicken, turmeric quinoa and broccoli

Easy Mango Chicken

4.55 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Shashi
Gently spiced with garlic, onion, sweet mango and smoked paprika, this Quick and Easy Mango Chicken is delicious with a side of ready to serve rice or turmeric quinoa and steamed broccoli.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach
  • 1/2 cup mango chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parsley and chili flakes to garnish


  • Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add onion to the pan and saute about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add in the garlic and saute a couple of minutes.
  • Move the onion and garlic to the side of the pan and add in the chicken and let brown. Stir cubes around and let brown on the other side as well.
  • Add in the frozen spinach, mango, tomato paste, fire roasted tomatoes, smoked paprika, chili powder (optional).
  • Then add in the chicken stock and stir. Let simmer covered for about 15 minutes over a low flame.
  • Uncover and stir till most of the liquid is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle with chili flakes (optional) and parsley and serve with turmeric quinoa or ready to serve rice and steamed broccoli.


*Nutritional data is only for the Quick and Easy Mango chicken and does not include the turmeric quinoa or broccoli.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.3g | Protein: 18.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 251mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 5.2g
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Other Mango and Chicken Combinations on Savory Spin: Mango Chicken Veggie Saute & Pineapple and Mango Chicken Packets

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  6. Anonymous says:
  7. Mango? Say no more! LOVE the stuff, and it works so well in this dish. Creative stuff — thanks.

  8. Karli @ Peas of Cake says:

    This combo of flavors sounds and looks delicious!! Pinning 🙂 Cant wait to try.

  9. LaKita says:

    This dish looks so delicious…never thought to incorporate mango into a savory dish. Stopping by from #SITSBlogging

  10. Chicken bones contain natural antibiotics which is why chicken soup is so good for you. Hope the cough is all gone by now 🙂

  11. Fantastic chicken and mango dish!!

  12. ifailedfran says:

    Mango and tomato… Don’t think I’ve ever tried that but I’ll believe it’s delicious if it comes from you! I definitely believe in the healing power of chicken when feeling under the weather.

  13. mjskit says:

    Congratulations on your daughter’s job but so sorry that her nerves got to her and made her immune system venerable. That used to happen to me all of the time. Hope she’s doing better after this healthy and tasty dish! I’ve had mango and chicken salad but never a hot dish with that combo. You’re looks very, very delicious!

  14. thenutritiouskitchen says:

    Holy yum o clock!! This chicken is right up my alley and I absolutely adore mango so…yes this is going on the meal prep plan for next week for sure! 🙂

  15. fehrashley says:

    Just love all of these flavours! Gotta love the healing powers of food 😀

  16. What a gorgeous dish Shashi – I’ve never had mango and tomato in a sauce before but I can only imagine how delicious it must be! So glad your daughter is enjoying her new job.

  17. I’m glad you were there to give your daughter some TLC. And comfort food like your tasty mango chicken always helps, too 🙂

  18. Oh the poor girl! I can relate. I can’t handle stress very well and I tend to bottle it up and take on burdens and then explode. I think your solution sounds much more delicious 😀

  19. Farrah says:

    Aughhhh, this looks amazing! I adore mango and chicken together! <3 Love that it's so easy to make! :]

  20. nagimaehashi says:

    WOW WOW WOW!! CHECK out that chicken!! I have had manage chicken at restaurants before but never attempted it at home – now I can!! This is sensational.

    • Shashi says:

      Nagi, you know what, I’ve never had mango chicken at a restaurant – I’m thinking I need to now after you mentioned it! Thanks so much btw.

  21. hotlyspiced says:

    Congrats to your daughter on getting a job. She is not alone with getting stressed about that first day on a new job – I’m exactly the same. I do love how simple and easy and tasty your mango chicken is. I only buy free-range chemical-free chicken – the other type is cruel to animals and bad for us to eat! xx

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks Charlie – I feel like it was just yesterday that my daughter was in Kindergarten and now she is working! Time goes by way too fast when we have kids!

  22. Totally healing and delicious! This is such a chicken dish I would LOVE to make! That sauce is spot on! Really great my friend!

  23. Ashley says:

    I so agree – I love how healing food can be! And comforting too of course! I remember being soooo stressed before I started my first job in high school – so I can relate!!

    And this chicken sounds delicious – I mean, I don’t think I could ever pass on mango!

    • Shashi says:

      Mango and Pineapple start to taste so good round this time of the year! At Costco they have 6 Alfonso mangoes for $5 – good golly how can a girl say no! 🙂
      Btw- thanks so much Ashley!

  24. Tara says:

    I love mango chicken! And I loved catching up on all of your posts I missed. I’m now drooling all over my laptop haha

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – glad to have you back – and in 3 months you are gonna (fingers crossed) be in the same time zone as I am!!!! Yipeeeee!!!!!!

  25. ashley says:

    What a beautiful dish!! We love mango in our house. I can almost taste this!

  26. No way! She’s started working already?!

    That is insane! I hope she enjoys it and it will no doubt put her in good stead for her future. Now this chicken looks delicious- I was salivating when I saw it on Instagram!

    Ps- It’s so refreshing to communicate with you on real time!

    • Shashi says:

      Haha – yes – it sure is, Arman! Hope you are settling in ok….

      Feels like it was just yesterday that I was dropping her off in Kindergarten – this time thing goes by way too fast!

  27. That’s a fantastic looking dish there, so vibrant looking, so colourful! Lovely as usual Shashi!

  28. caileejoy says:

    This looks amazing!! Ya know, I love mango in typically savory recipes! Such an unexpected delicious combo! Great recipe! Looks healthy and delicious!! DOUBLE win! 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Cailee – the juice in the mango marries well with the tomatoes and ‘shrooms – this was a pleasure to eat! 🙂

  29. spicedblog says:

    I would never have thought about adding mango here, Shashi…but it sounds delicious! In fact, next time I’m stressed, I might just hire you as my personal chef. You keep making all sorts of delicious creations down there! I hope lil Shashi is enjoying her job…ah, real life. 😉

    • Shashi says:

      Yup – Lil Shashi is enjoying her job – thankfully there are no cute boys there!!! Yes!!! When she get’s her first check, I think she is gonna react like Rachel (from Friends) did -real life indeed! 🙂

      Thanks, btw – so, I see you are trying to come up with ways to work around your greedy mail-lady eh?

  30. There’s seriously nothing better than the healing power of foods. My mom was always big on curing my ailments the natural way, and I remember her feeding me all sorts of nasty concoctions involving garlic, herbs, and who knows what else. They -did- work, though… but I’d definitely prefer the healing powers of a dish like this 🙂

    • Shashi says:

      Hahahaha! Oh Amanda this “all sorts of nasty concoctions involving garlic, herbs, and who knows what else” had me chuckling so bad – funny because I used to say that about my mom’s concoctions when I was young, and now, there are times (when I add too much turmeric root or ginger) when my daughter says those very same words about my concoctions!!!!

  31. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    That looks so fresh and mouthwatering!

  32. Good luck to your daughter on her very first job. I’m glad she likes it. I’m sure she’ll do a great job!
    But what about this chicken??? Tomatoes with mango and spices…this almost sounds like a chutney recipe. Right?

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks Mike!
      You know what – I’ve never made chutney – I wouldn’t know where to start – though, I have enjoyed eating the heck out of it at my mom’s house!

  33. Wow Shashi! That looks super scrumptious. Thanks for one more great idea for chicken!

  34. THIS CHICKEN! I am so in love with all the spicy flavors, with the sweet mango yumminess! Totally my kind of dinner-age!
    I hope your daughters job goes well! I bet she will ROCK IT OUT. Pinned!

  35. cottercrunch says:

    oh can’t wait to check out this chicken! and love that combo! so Moroccan! my fav. love the ginger root in there too. nicely done friend.

    • Shashi says:

      Thanks so much Lindsay – I’ve been using so much ginger root lately – my daughter isn’t a fan, but I love it! That’s why I added the mangoes in this one – compromise right?

  36. Love mango these days and I especially love it in this dish–mango plus tomatoes?! I never would have thought of that.

  37. Khushboo says:

    Congrats to your daughter on her new job- glad it’s going well so far! This chicken dish looks like total comfort food…great way to zap away any signs of the flu!

  38. Maureen says:

    I’ve never used tomatoes and mango together but this dish looks amazing!