Friday, January 8, 2010

Loreto Mango Chicken

I mentioned previously that my good friends Steve and Craig gave me a copy of Loreto Cooks, compiled by the Catholic girls school in Toorak, Victoria.

At the time, I posted about the Rocky Road recipe (which was delicious!). However, around the same time, I also made mango chicken, a recipe submitted by Amanda Quirk. There are two recipes for mango chicken in the book, but the one that I chose did not include cream - given that it was Christmas and I was already eating way too many boombah* foods, I needed to cut down wherever possible.

This mango chicken was delicious. I spoiled it somewhat by adding too much salt afterwards - do not do this! The recipe is good as is, and if you feel that you need to add salt, go easy on it instead of tipping in half a jar, like me. I love the vibrant colour of this dish - it looks like sunshine.

The recipe is as follows:

Oil (for frying)
2 onions
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 tins diced tomatoes
1/2 cup mango chutney
4 tablespoons honey
750g diced chicken fillets

(I also added 1 chopped carrot and 1 chopped zucchini to make this a more complete meal in itself.)

Heat enough oil for cooking in a large frypan (I actually just sprayed the base of the pan with spray oil, and that was heaps). Add the onion, curry powder and cumin, and cook until the onions are soft. Add the tomatoes, chutney and honey, and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and cook for a further 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Serve with rice. (I served it with steamed bok choy!)

*Boombah is a word used by Jane Kennedy in her new cookbook Fabulous Food, Minus the Boombah, and means "food that makes your [backside] fat".


baby crib said...

I never tried cooking chicken with mangoes in it. It sounds delicious. I am having doubts of the curry powder. Sometimes, they would not turn out to the taste that I like.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That looks delicious and such a vivid shade! I saw the Jane Kennedy book in the shops but I didn't have a chance to flick through it! I wasn't sure if it was serious or not! :P

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks great! The only time I had mango and chicken it was in chutney form. I bet cooked and warm would be delicious.

Trissa said...

Oh my - I definitely ate too much boombah food over the holiday - thank goodness for a healthy recipe like this one. Looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

I have not cooked chicken curry with mango... sounds good, will try!

Happy cook said...

I love dishes like this, it is always comforting to have them.

Anonymous said...

This sounds good and really easy. I like that you added more veggies!

Jennifer said...

What a colorful dish-I bet it tastes fabulous!

And I LOVE the name of the cookbook!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds great!

Ivy said...

Have never cooked with mango before but this sounds so good.

Brenda said...

This definitely is worth a try....looks so good!!

veron said...

Love mangoes in anything. Great flavor!

Malar Gandhi said...

I have paired chicken and mango in Thai style'...but this so nice, very diff' from the usual, tempting for sure.:)