Mango Ginger Chicken with Cashews Recipe

Posted by on Apr 22, 2009


If you’ve been following along, you would know that I am entirely obsessed with mangoes and am devouring as much as humanly possible while the season lasts. Currently, I have a mango for breakfast over my oatmeal everyday and have several more throughout the day, sometimes over yogurt or ice cream or simply scooped out of the skin.
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Mango is also a great cooking ingredient. This Cantonese style mango ginger chicken dish is unique, fresh, and simple to prepare. The ginger’s spiciness draws out the mango’s tang and is complimented by the buttery cashew nuts. Try this texture sensation tonight to impress your family and loved ones.

note: The flavor of chicken is greatly enhanced by rice wine and a sweet aroma will linger once the alcohol is cooked off.
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1/2 lb skinless, boneless chicken thigh cut into bite-sized pieces
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1-2 ripe mangoes, diced
1/2 cup roasted cashews
2 tbs minced ginger
1 tbs oyster sauce
1 tbs cooking rice wine
Cooking oil of your choice
Salt and white pepper

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbs cooking rice wine
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs corn starch
1 tsp sesame oil
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Marinate chicken pieces overnight in marinate.
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Heat 1 tbs of oil in a hot wok or sauté pan and toast the cashews until golden brown. Set aside.

Add more oil if necessary and brown the chicken on medium high heat. When the chicken is almost fully cooked, add minced ginger and oyster sauce and cook thoroughly. Add rice wine, stir, and set aside.
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In the same wok, stir-fry the vegetables for 1 minute on high heat. Season with salt and white pepper.
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Return chicken pieces and warm through with the vegetables. Add mangoes and cashews, stir gently, and immediately transfer onto a serving platter. The residual heat will warm the mangoes through.
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Garnish with additional cashew pieces and cilantro leaves.

Serve over steamed rice, over rice noodles, wrapped in lettuce leaves, or wrapped in warm flat bread.

Serves 4-6

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  • Christelle

    Great photos, and your dishes are definitely my types of dishes, gorgeous!
    I wish I could find better mangoes where I live!

  • Mel (admin)

    Thanks Christelle. Where do you live? This dish works great if you substitute mangoes with pineapples too :)

  • jenn

    That looks so colorful!! Definitely delish!!!

  • Tangled Noodle

    We’re both having the same cravings! This dish is fantastic and you’d better believe that I’ll be making it soon. I just made a cashew, mango and chicken dish, too (but different from yours) so now this is my favorite combo of flavors. The photos are so vibrant!

  • Hungry Jenny

    Wow, I never would have thought to combine those ingredients together, it sounds gorgeous. Mm, mangoes!

    Cheers for the recipe, colourful dishes are the best

    Hungry Jenny x

  • Angela

    I’m a huge mango fan too. What wonderful flavors and colors this has. I want to eat a plate of this NOW. Thanks for posting!

  • http://http// Lacey

    Thankyou for the visit to my page and comment! :D

    I’ve been intrigued by mango before, but I haven’t done much with it at all. Looks delicious.

  • heidileon

    lovely, this recipe makes me wants to come back to the kitchen right away. I’m also a mango lover but I’m not so used to use it on savory recipes. I will try this one.

  • bergamot

    Looks wonderful. The mangoes bring such a fresh color to the dish. Tis the mango season and we just bought a crate of mangoes. Just waiting for the mangoes to ripen and try this out.

  • zenchef

    Mmmm.. i love mangoes too and i’ve been a lot of them lately. Have you ever tried the Indian varieties? The Kesar and the Alphonsos. The best mangoes on the planet, it’s like eating a sweet bouquet of flowers.

    I love your mango chicken with cashews. It looks delicious and refreshing. Well done!

  • Heather

    Hi Mel – this looks great! I have a mango sorbet i want to make. nothing fancy there!

    Hey – do you know why your blog doesn’t open on Internet explorer? I can only open yours at home on my mac, but not on my other PC or at work…. what’s that about?

  • Cate

    I will definitely be trying this recipe. I LOVE mango, chicken and cashews! All in one recipe?! THANK YOU!

  • Kevin

    That looks so good! I like using mangoes in savoury dishes like these.

  • Sweta

    Wow-would have never dreamt of pairing mango with chicken!! Sounds terrific!!

  • Kamran Siddiqi (The Sophisticated Gourmet)

    I love pairing fruits with savory dishes. Like salmon with strawberries, but I would not have thought of mangoes and chicken. This recipe looks delicious and is very clever. Thanks for sharing!

    Kamran Siddiqi
    The Sophisticated Gourmet

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