Tropical flavor brings out the best in otherwise bland, lean protein like skinless breast-meat for these Mango Chicken Brochettes. But jazzed up with a little fresh ginger, red chile and a squeeze of lime, the uniquely perfumed, sweet mango flavor tickles our taste buds even farther without any added salt or sugar!
|Prep Time||20 Minutes|
|Cook Time||15 Minutes|
|Passive Time||1 Hour|
- 2 large, skinless chicken breasts (approx. 1 to 1.5 lbs.)
- 2 ripe mangos
- 1 large red onion
- 2 red bell peppers
- 2 small red chiles
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- .5 cup mango juice
- 1 lime
- black pepper
- Cut chicken into large chunks at least an inch to an inch and a half in size. Peel, pit and cut mangos into similarly sized chunks. Cut red onion and red bell pepper into uniform pieces no larger than the chicken and mango. This is so that all the primary brochette ingredients grill evenly.
- Place all the cut ingredients in a large mixing bowl along with the finely minced ginger, minced red chili, lime juice, mango juice and freshly ground black pepper. Combine all the ingredients well, then cover the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for one hour.
- Skewer the marinated ingredients on either metal or bamboo "brochettes," alternating the chicken, onion, mango and red bell pepper. Reserve the remaining marinade as a basting glaze during the barbecuing process.
- Clean and pre-heat barbecue, or grill plate, to medium temperature. Lightly oil the grates to reduce sticking.
- Arrange brochettes on the grill and sizzle for approximately 3 minutes per side. Check regularly and turn and baste with the marinade as needed. Be sure to leave the brochettes on the heat after final basting since the marinade contained raw chicken. Do not baste after removing from the grill. Brochettes should be lightly char marked. The chicken should be cooked through, but remain tender and moist. Serve hot of the grill.
Served with flavored rice, aromatic sesame slaw, earthy bean salad or another compatibly healthy side dish, these sweet and spicy mango chicken brochettes present a new and intense flavor profile to our palates that can really liven up our aging taste buds while keeping our sodium, carbohydrate and saturated fat intake to a minimum!
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