Mango and Cilantro Chicken


It's April Fools' Day but this is no joke.  This has got to be the best marinade.  Ever.

I've been crushing on mangos for a while now.  It's flavor, it's smell, it's exotic origins.  I'm even finding myself drawn to the color from a fashion standpoint too.  I've been experimenting a lot with it and using it in it's simplest form just thrown on top of a spinach salad.

I created this marinade using some basic ingredients I had on hand.  I must say, I even impressed myself on this one!  We've eaten it twice this past week.  Tonight we paired it with a Cuban style rice and beans by Seeds of Change.  So, so, so very good.

Ingredients

1/2 lemon
large handful of fresh cilantro 
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup champagne vinegar 
1/2 tsp. salt
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1.  In a food processor, puree mango to a smooth consistency.  Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon and the next 3 ingredients.  Blend ingredients.

2.  In a shallow dish, pour marinade over chicken breasts and refridgerate for a minimum of one hour.

3.  Ask you husband or significant other to grill them for you to a perfect internal temperature of 165 degrees.  (Sorry, the grill is something I have yet to master.  Thank the Lord for my husband!)

If you try this recipe, let me know!  Are you a fan of mango?  What's your favorite way to enjoy this unique fruit?

Enjoy your weekend and don't forget to visit again on Sunday for my fashion feature "Sunday Best."


3 comments:

  1. This looks like such a refreshing recipe! Great picture!

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  2. Good morning from Hong Kong!

    Oooh that just sounds delicious! When we get home tomorrow, I know what ingredients are going straight into my grocery basket...along with a grill pan. Thanks for sharing this delightful looking dish!

    Warmly,

    Elizabeth

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