Mango Chicken Meal Prep with Cilanatro Lime Rice and Mango Avocado Salsa
Zesty and full of flavour, this mango chicken is covered in a creamy sauce, topped with fresh mango avocado salsa and served with a side of cilantro lime rice.
Servings 4 meals
For the Chicken
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 14 ounce can coconut milk
- 1 mango chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
For the Rice
- 1 cup long-grain white rice 200 g
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 ½ cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1-2 limes
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- kosher salt to taste
- ½ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
For the Salsa
- 1 mango peeled and diced
- ½ cup red pepper diced
- 1 avocado pitted and cut into chunks
- 1/3 cup red onion diced
- 1/3 cup cilantro leaves coarsely chopped
- 1 jalapeno finely diced
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the Chicken & Mango Sauce
Add the coconut milk and mango to a blender or Nutribullet and purée until smooth and mixture into a baking dish.
Add chicken breasts, sprinkle cayenne pepper on top.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate for an hour to overnight.
When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 375F.
Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade and place marinade aside to turn into a sauce later
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper to taste and bake in a baking dish for 30 minutes or until browned
While the chicken is baking, add the remaining marinade to a small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes and season to taste with salt and pepper.
For the Cilantro Lime Rice
Rinse the rice in a sieve or fine colander for a few minutes with cool water
In a medium saucepan, add the rice, bay leaves, and chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat.
After the rice reaches boiling, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Remove the lid, fluff the rice with a fork, cover and rest for 10 minutes.
Remove the bay leaves, squeeze in the lime juice, add lime zest, salt, and cilantro.
Stir to combine.
For the Mango Avocado Salsa
Combine the mango, avocado, red pepper, jalapeño, red onion, lime juice and cilantro.
Mix well without mashing the delicate mango and avocado.
Season with salt, pepper and cumin.