Mango Chicken Curry

All mangoes are not created equal.  Ataulfo mangoes, sometime called Manilla mangoes, boast a sweet, creamy orange flesh that has a smoother taste than run-of-the-mill mangoes with red and green skin.  Whenever I see a good looking mango, I buy it.  Recently I brought home a five-pound box of mangoes, which prompted me to attempt making a sweet-and-salty entree to serve over rice.  To my surprise, even my husband who is not a curry fan found this simple dish enticing.  I hope you will too!

Mango Chicken


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot, optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large, ripe but firm mango, cubed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • sea salt to taste


  1. Heat oil over medium heat and saute shallots (if using) for one minute.  Add chicken and saute until cooked through.  Season with curry powder and salt.
  2. Add coconut milk and red bell pepper.  Reduce heat and simmer for several minutes.  Gently stir in mango cubes and heat through.  Add more sea salt to taste.
  3. Serve mango chicken curry over warm rice (or paleo cauliflower “rice”) and top with green onions.

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8 thoughts on “Mango Chicken Curry

  1. That sounds SO delish!!! My husband lived in Peru and so he knows about the varieties of mango, avocados and says that bananas here in the USA are nothing like fresh bananas.

    1. Yes, I know what you mean. There are so many delicious tropical fruits that I miss. We used to live in Vietnam, where there were umpteen different kids of mangoes and bananas. Sigh…

  2. This is awesome. Thanks for linking to Saturday Dishes. Hope to see you tomorrow with a pumpkin dish.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contesssa

  3. I’m going to have to try this– I’m a huge fan of curry, but sadly my husband isn’t convinced. But if your hubby liked it, I’m crossing my fingers that I can win mine over too!
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! Have a great weekend!

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