I really love the combination of fried chicken and fruit. With a sweet and sour sauce and some rice you are always good. This sweet mango chicken is a perfect example of that. With bell pepper, onion and lots of ginger you can make the perfect combination between the sweet mango and the spicy chicken.
This recipe is for 4 servings. Feel free to double or halve it. And do you eat plant-based? Then you can of course replace the chicken with your favorite meat substitute (seitan for example, or chicken pieces from the Vegetarian Butcher!)
for the chicken
- sunflower oil, for frying
- 500 gr chicken thigh fillet, cut into 3x3cm cubes
- 2 tbsp cornflour
- 1 tl paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 red bell peppers, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
- 1 red onion, chopped
- a piece of ginger root of 3 cm, grated
- ½ tsp curry or masala
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 100 ml (chicken) stock
- 3 tsp cornflour, to bind
- 2 mangoes, peeled and cubed
- 4 portions Saffron rice, (or just plain white rice) cooked
Preparation sweet mango chicken
Mix the chicken pieces with the cornflour, paprika, garlic powder and salt and pepper of your choice. The chicken cubes should be completely covered with the mixture. Then heat the sunflower oil in a frying pan or wok over high heat. Fry the chicken in this until the pieces turn brown and become crispy. Then drain the chicken on kitchen paper.
Now heat a tablespoon of oil in a wok and fry the onion, garlic and ginger until the onion is translucent. Now add the bell pepper pieces to the pan and fry them for about 5 minutes. Then add the sugar, wine vinegar, soy sauce, tomato paste and stock and reduce the heat to low. Put the lid on the pan and let the dish simmer for 10 minutes.
Then add the mango pieces and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Then mix the cornflour with some water and pour it into the pan to bind the sauce. Serve the chicken with (saffron) rice. Enjoy your dinner!
Do you love stewed chicken dishes? Then try our Antillean stoba di galina!