Mango Habanero Preserve Chicken

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Fresh, ripe mangoes married with the heat of habaneros and sweet honey make a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled chicken. Done in 45 minutes, this dish will impress!

Today is an exciting day around here as it is the first monthly installment of the Foodie Mamas! We’re a group of five moms who blog and every month we will be sharing one themed recipe for you all! This month’s theme …. drum roll please…. Mangoes!

Since a couple of the other moms decided to go the sweet route with the mango theme, I thought I would round things out and go savory! This dish combines fresh, ripe mangoes with the heat of habaneros and sweet honey to make a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled chicken. Done in 45 minutes, it will definitely impress and your and your fellow eaters will feel like you’re on a tropical getaway!

Let’s just dive right in!

Add salt and pepper to the chicken thighs. Roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown and just cooked through. Alternately, if you want to make this for a quick weeknight meal, make the glaze ahead of time and use my Crispy Slow Cooker Chicken recipe to make the chicken thighs. About 30 minutes before serving pour the glaze on and let it continue to cook. Three Ingredients: Chicken, Salt and Pepper. The Easiest method ever for Crispy & Juicy Chicken! Tastes like a Rotisserie Chicken.
To make the glaze add the rest of the ingredients ingredients (from the mangoes down) into the saucepan. Fresh, ripe mangoes married with the heat of habaneros and sweet honey make a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled chicken. Done in 45 minutes, this dish will impress!
Cook on low for 15 minutes or until water has evaporated and the mangoes are soft. Remove the habanero and using a potato masher or whisk, mash the softened mixture.
Raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees.
Coat the chicken in the sauce and put back in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Fresh, ripe mangoes married with the heat of habaneros and sweet honey make a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled chicken. Done in 45 minutes, this dish will impress!
Serve with Brown Rice and Garlicky Ginger CarrotsFresh, ripe mangoes married with the heat of habaneros and sweet honey make a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled chicken. Done in 45 minutes, this dish will impress!

Fresh, ripe mangoes married with the heat of habaneros and sweet honey make a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled chicken. Done in 45 minutes, this dish will impress!
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Mango Habanero Glazed Chicken

Fresh, ripe mangoes married with the heat of habaneros and sweet honey make a perfect glaze for roasted or grilled chicken. Done in 45 minutes, this dish will impress!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Dinner, then Dessert

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs , bone in (skin on or off is fine)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 large , ripe mangoes
  • 1 habanero pepper destemmed , deseeded and deveined
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • Perfect Brown Rice , Every Time
  • Garlicky Ginger Carrots

Instructions

  1. Add salt and pepper to the chicken thighs.
  2. Roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown and just cooked through.
  3. To make the glaze add the rest of the ingredients ingredients (from the mangoes down) into the saucepan.
  4. Cook on low for 15 minutes or until water has evaporated and the mangoes are soft. Remove the habanero and using a potato masher or whisk, mash the softened mixture.
  5. Raise the oven temperature to 425 degrees.
  6. Coat the chicken in the sauce and put back in the oven for 5-7 minutes.

 

 

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