Mango Chicken

by Kiran on September 10, 2013 · 100 comments

in Chicken, Chinese, Stir Fry

We’ve always proclaim that we have the best of friends and neighbor in the world. And it’s true. I was typing away from the airport yesterday, awaiting to be picked up by them. Just because they insist I don’t spend $100++ on a cab for the ride home.

Seriously, we are so blessed :D

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On the subject of blessing — mangoes are super sweet this year. Its my favorite stir-fry in summer only because I’m willing to turn the kitchen stove hot just to devour mangoes in a light savory sauce.

This is one dish that’s so versatile. I’ve made it with panfried fish too. So so good!

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Lately, I’ve been on a savory-sweet combo kick. Like adding sweet summer fruits into savory salads. Oh, how I’m going to miss summer. Better devour, while it lasts.

I suggest you do it too ;)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 black pepper
  • 4 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 very ripe mango, cubed
  • 2 small bell peppers, cubed
  • 1 small red onion, cubed
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste

Sauce:

  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp sambal oelek or any chili paste
  • 4 tbsp water

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, whisk sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick wok on medium-high. In a bowl, mix cubed chicken breast with salt and black pepper. Once wok is hot, add 2 tsp cooking oil and swirl the wok to evenly coat it with oil.
  3. Layer seasoned chicken breast in the hot wok and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Remove cooked chicken on a plate. Set aside.
  4. In the same hot wok, add remaining 2 tsp of cooking oil and sauté bell peppers, red onion, ginger and garlic paste. Saute for 2 minutes or until fragrant and throw in cubed mangoes.
  5. Add cooked chicken breast and sauce. Heat wok on high and stir fry for 30 seconds or until sauce evenly coats everything.
  6. Serve hot mango chicken stir-fry with brown rice.

 

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Off to unpack. Arkansas was definitely fun, but we are glad to be home :)

What’s your favorite sweet-savory combo recipe? Mine has to be mango chicken and sweet sour fish!

 

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1 Coffee and Crumpets September 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I like sweet and savoury dishes too, with a spicy kick. Most of the time, like you, I like stir fries. The are perfect for sweet and savoury cooking. This mango chicken looks fabulous, I’ve never tried making a mango stir fry but since its your fave, I should give it a go. It must be good!
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2 Kiran September 13, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Nazneen — its really tasty! let me know if you tried this recipe :)

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3 Rosa September 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Your neighbors are really kind! Lucky you.

That mango chicken looks absolutely mouthwatering and your pictures are just stunning!

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Kiran September 13, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Rosa — so true! thank you, sweet friend :)

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5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) September 10, 2013 at 11:03 AM

You know I’ve been on a mango kick too. Love your sweet and savory stir-fry!

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6 Kiran September 13, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Laura — yes! thanks, friend :)

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7 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy September 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM

So yummy. I know P will love this recipe since he likes mango, asian flavors & chicken. Absolutely drooling here!
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8 Kiran September 13, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Tanvi — thanks and I hope you’d get to make it for P soon :)

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9 Ash-foodfashionparty September 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM

They are some sweet neighbors.
I love sweet and spicy in dishes too, so this one is a perfect combo. You sweet and and sour fish sounds yummy too.
I add brown sugar even in my sambhar,the Karnataka sambhar is so good.

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10 Kiran September 13, 2013 at 9:11 PM

Ash — yes they are! i’d be lost without them :) My mom makes the best sweet and sour fish. i’ve got to hound her for the recipe!

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11 Daniela @foodrecipeshq September 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM

I recently discovered dried apricots in a vegetarian tagine, sweet and sour in perfect harmony. Love your pictures and the recipe too!
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12 Kiran September 13, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Daniela — thank you! there’s something so unique about sweet and savory dishes :)

Love tagine!

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13 Katerina September 10, 2013 at 12:15 PM

We all love sweet and savory dishes in my family and this chicken I bet it would be a big hit among us!
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14 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:00 AM

Katerina — it would certainly be :)

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15 Disha Kapadia September 10, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Great presentation and a great combination of flavours!

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16 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Disha — thank you so much :)

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17 Kulsum September 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM

i love anything sweet, spicy and sour. Love love adding mangoes to chicken too.
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18 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:05 AM

Kulsum — love raw mango salad too! huge craving for some right now :D

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19 nusrat2010 September 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Genius!
That shimmering curry looks incredibly luscious and inviting but the bowl full of homey-comfy puffed rice made your pictures Genius. Hands down Genius :)
Hugs.
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20 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:10 AM

Nusrat — haha… this is a mango chicken blog post. and I don’t think your comment has any relationship to this post ;)

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21 nusrat2010 September 16, 2013 at 3:31 PM

I believe I was right in making that comment. I was talking about your second picture that featured Puffed rice next to the chicken bowl :)
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22 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Nusrat — ok, you won ;)

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23 Kari@Loaves n Dishes September 10, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I love sweet and savory dishes, they hit all the flavor notes and keep things interesting for my mouth. I don’t have a favorite however, it’s just whatever I’m in the mood for. Being a fellow Floridian, I do love mangoes and I too will be sad to see them go. Yummo Kiran!
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24 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Kari — as fellow Floridians, we have to meet soon!! Drop me an email :)

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25 Kitchen Belleicious September 10, 2013 at 3:19 PM

YUM! YUM! YUM! seriously, it looks delicious and tangy and the perfect way to dress up regular old chicken
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26 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:13 AM

Jessica — lol, thanks friend :)

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27 dixya| food, pleasure, and health September 10, 2013 at 4:24 PM

I have never tried this combination in the stir fry although orange chicken is my favorite. Welcome home :)
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28 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:16 AM

Dixya — i grew up enjoying sweet and savory combo stir-fry’s. mom makes a mean sweet and sour fish!

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29 Juliana September 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Nice chicken dish Kiran, especially the touch of sweetness with mango…looks delicious.
Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week :D
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30 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:21 AM

Juliana — thank you so much, my sweet friend :)

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31 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You September 10, 2013 at 5:42 PM

Hey, Kiran! You have combined in one dish two of my favs: Chicken and mangoes. It looks marvelous…I am eating it with my eyes!!!
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32 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:23 AM

Denise — lol, thanks!

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33 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 10, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Looks delicious!

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34 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:23 AM

Matt — thanks, friend :)

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35 Sue {munchkin munchies} September 11, 2013 at 12:23 AM

This sounds so delicious and unique. We love mangoes!
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36 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:25 AM

Sue — thank you so so much!

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37 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker September 11, 2013 at 12:58 AM

How nice of your neighbors to pick you up from the airport. My neighbors are nice but they’re not *that* nice. This mango chicken sounds amazing! Love the idea of using mango in a savory dish. Delicious! Have a great week Kiran.
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38 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:26 AM

Anne — thanks dear and I hope you are having a great weekend :)

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39 Suchi September 11, 2013 at 7:15 AM

I love sweet & savoury combo…pineapple & ham being one of them, also like mango and prawns/chicken/fish and all Chinese sweet & sour options! :-)
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40 Kiran September 15, 2013 at 2:28 AM

Suchi — sweet and sour dishes are just so palate-pleasing :)

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41 Ameena September 11, 2013 at 8:51 AM

I wish I had neighbors like yours! We’ve never been very lucky in that area…

Looks delicious. I love mango with anything!
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42 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 1:18 AM

Ameena — mangoes are so addictive. unfortunately, summer is escaping with all of its produce. such a thief.

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43 Monica September 11, 2013 at 8:55 AM

This looks simply irresistible! I love sweet & sour pork (or just about anything sweet & sour). Yum!
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44 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Monica — thank you :)

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45 Shema | LifeScoops September 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Looks absolutely divine. I bet it would be great with brown rice…My mom used to make sweet n sour dishes so frequently..i love them!
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46 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 1:21 AM

Shema — thanks and yes, it’s divine with any grains.

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47 Ina gawne September 11, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Kiran – this dish sounds wonderful – love the mango and all of the flavors going on in this dish – yum!
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48 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 1:58 AM

Ina — thank you so much!

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49 Asmita September 11, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Hi Kiran,
It’s great to have nice friends and neighbors and I must say that we are blessed too!
The chicken looks scrumptious. Love all the flavors. I have all the ingredients on hand and will try this out. Your photos are beyond stunning!Great job!
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50 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 1:59 AM

Hi Asmita — thank you so much and do let me know how it tastes :)

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51 Davida @ The Healthy Maven September 11, 2013 at 10:50 AM

What awesome friends you have!!! This recipe looks delicious. Does cornbread count as sweet and savoury?? I love a sweet and spicy cornbread! Clearly I have fall on my mind ;)
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52 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Davida — aww, thanks so much! in my opinion, cornbread is a sweet dish because naturally, corns are sweet. I’m still clinging onto summer. But can’t wait for fall baking ;)

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53 Kathryn September 11, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Oh this sounds great! Love that sweet stickiness of the mango.
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54 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Kathryn — thanks my dear :)

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55 Angie@Angie's Recipes September 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Love sweet and savoury combo. The mango chicken looks super, Kiran.
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56 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM

Angie — thank you so much, friend :)

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57 cquek September 11, 2013 at 12:44 PM

please invite me over
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58 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 3:36 AM

Cquek — you are always welcomed :)

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59 CCU September 11, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Sweet and savoury together are made for each other, and this dish exemplifies that :D
It looks fantastic!

Cheers
CCU
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60 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 9:32 PM

CCU — thank you!! :)

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61 john@kitchenriffs September 11, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Coming home is always good! I love to travel, but if I had to, I could probably stay home all the time. Fortunately I have choices! Such as choosing to make this great dish. This looks wonderful! And you’re right the mangoes have been spectacular this year. Really nice – thanks.
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62 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 9:33 PM

John — nicely put! thanks :)

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63 Aimee @ ShugarySweets September 11, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Oh this chicken. With mango. And spice. I LOVE IT!!!
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64 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Aimee — haha, thanks!

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65 Patty September 11, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I can’t wait to try your recipe- mango with chicken-this sounds so good to me! My husband loves stir fry and I should be nice and make them for him more often :)
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66 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Patty — yes you should!! do let me know how it tastes :)

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67 laurasmess September 11, 2013 at 6:45 PM

I love how you stuffed the chicken into the leftover mango skin! Always immaculate presentation Kiran! Glad that you had a beautiful time away. I’m always glad to be home after a holiday too… there’s nothing like your own bed and your own kitchen! This is a gorgeous celebration of Summer. Love the beautiful ripe mangoes with the succulent chicken and aromatics. We’re just entering Springtime here in Perth so I’m looking forward to mangoes arriving on the shelves! xxx
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68 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Laura — thank you so much! I’m jealous that summer is on your way? ;)

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69 Monet September 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM

I love sweet and sour chicken. This mango variety looks just too good. I’m so glad we’re blessed with friends and family. They make this journey so much easier, don’t they? Thank you for sharing!
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70 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Monet — so true! and thanks for appreciating the content here, my friend :) xo

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71 Tandy | Lavender and Lime September 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Sounds like a tasty dish :)
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72 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Tandy — yes!! :D

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73 Gayathri Ramanan September 12, 2013 at 12:56 AM

I don’t eat chicken..But I love anything with mango..lovely presentation
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74 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Gayathri — I bet it’ll be as delicious with seared tofu :)

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75 Emilie@TheCleverCarrot September 12, 2013 at 7:27 AM

I too love anything savory-sweet! This stir-fry ticks all the right boxes for me!! Lovely combination of flavors and color as well. What a simple & delicious meal :)
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76 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Emilie — thank you so much :)

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77 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 12, 2013 at 8:09 AM

I can’t wait til mango season starts!! And mango chicken is a firm favourite in our household :D
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78 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Lorraine — yes! and I’m jealous that summer is coming your way ;)

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79 Archana @ FeedingThefoodie September 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM

Love sweet/savory/spicy combos – bhelpuri comes to mind , but that’s because I’m such a chaat fanatic. I also love stir frys. I’ve never tried mango in them – I’d probably sub tofu for chicken in your recipe.
Love your styling with the very chinese looking bowls..
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80 Kiran September 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Archana — thanks so much! I’m sure with tofu it’ll be just as delish :)

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81 sippitysup September 12, 2013 at 1:54 PM

I’m a bog fan of the savory sweet combo too. GREG

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82 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Greg — :)

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83 Ashley - Baker by Nature September 12, 2013 at 2:29 PM

I’ve only had mango chicken once, but it was amazing! I need to try making this at home asap!

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84 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Ashley — oh yes, you need too!!

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85 Sissi September 12, 2013 at 3:12 PM

I love chicken and mango salad, but have never had it in a warm dish I think. It looks fantastic and I’m sure I would love it since I love mango in hot savoury dishes. Sweet and savoury is I think my favourite combination or flavours.
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86 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:29 AM

Sissi — you’ve got to try it and I know you’ll love it too. It’s been a while since I had green mango salad. Yum!

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87 Lubna Karim September 13, 2013 at 1:41 AM

That’s a luscious chicken recipe….I am salivating by just seeing the pics….lovely use of seasonal produce…

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88 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:32 AM

Lubna — thank you so much! mangoes does that to everyone, i guess :D

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89 Jeanette September 13, 2013 at 8:59 AM

I love sweet savory and spicy foods in one dish – this looks fantastic Kiran!
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90 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Jeanette — thank you so much, my sweet friend :)

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91 Flora September 14, 2013 at 4:58 AM

Look delicious Kiran, I’m sure it tastes good too!
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92 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Flora — thank you so much! and yes, it does :)

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93 easyfoodsmith September 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM

You are truly blessed to have such wonderful friends/neighbors :)
The chicken dish sounds wonderful…the sweet and savory together sounds lovely!
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94 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:38 AM

Taruna — awww, thank you so much :)

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95 Raymund September 15, 2013 at 4:25 AM

I love the sweet, spicy and savoury combination in this dish! definitely perfect with rice
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96 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Raymund — thank you so much :)

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97 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com September 15, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Love chicken in sweet sauce. Adding mangoes compliments all other flavors perfectly!
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98 Kiran September 18, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Julia — thanks and have a great week, friend :)

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99 Honey What's Cooking September 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Bookmarked this.. I need to cook with more chicken. Tell me about it, it’s so annoying spending on cabs to/from the airport, but since I live close to the city and the airport, it’s $30 and I feel bad asking, on top of that no one owns a car. :(
You are lucky with good neighbors. It’s nice to have.
When you coming to NYC?
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100 Kiran September 24, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Nisha — i hope you’d enjoy it! as long as the mangoes are perfectly ripen and sweet, you are good to go!

no plans for NYC just yet. it’s still in the back-burner. would let you know as and when it materializes :)

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