HONEY GLAZED MANGO CHICKEN
Indulge in the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors with this mouthwatering Honey Glazed Mango Chicken recipe. Tender chicken breasts are marinated in a luscious mango and honey mixture, then roasted to perfection, resulting in a deliciously caramelized glaze that will leave your taste buds craving for more.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
- 1/4 cup GOODB Honey
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh cilantro or green onions, for garnish (optional)
- Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
1. Prepare the Mango Honey Marinade:
- In a blender or food processor, combine the diced mango, GOODB Honey, soy sauce, olive oil, minced garlic, ground ginger, paprika, salt, and pepper. Blend until you have a smooth and well-combined marinade.
2. Marinate the Chicken:
- Place the chicken breasts in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the mango honey marinade over the chicken, ensuring that it's evenly coated. Seal the bag (if using) or cover the dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 30 minutes, but for best results, marinate for 2 to 4 hours to allow the flavors to infuse the chicken.
3. Preheat the Oven:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
4. Sear the Chicken (Optional):
- If you prefer a more caramelized exterior, you can start by searing the marinated chicken in a hot skillet with a little olive oil for 1-2 minutes on each side. This step is optional but adds a lovely texture to the final dish.
5. Roast the Chicken:
- Transfer the marinated chicken to a baking dish lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup. If you seared the chicken, place the seared side up in the baking dish.
- Pour any remaining marinade over the chicken.
- Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Baste the chicken with the marinade every 10 minutes to keep it moist and to develop a beautiful glaze.
6. Garnish and Serve:
- Once the chicken is cooked through and the glaze has caramelized, remove it from the oven.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro or green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added flavor and visual appeal.
7. Serve and Enjoy:
- Serve the Honey Glazed Mango Chicken with your choice of sides, such as steamed rice, quinoa, or a fresh garden salad. Drizzle any remaining glaze from the baking dish over the chicken for an extra burst of sweetness and flavor.
This Honey Glazed Mango Chicken is a delightful fusion of succulent chicken, sweet mango, and GOODB Honey goodness. It's a perfect dish to impress your family and friends during special gatherings or as a flavorful weeknight dinner option. Enjoy the delightful combination of flavors that nature has to offer!