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mango chicken skewers

Chili-lime Mango Chicken Skewers


A perfect combo of sweet mango and tender chicken grilled with fresh flavors!  Try it with a side of coconut rice or our sweet and savory pineapple lime-cilantro rice.


6 tablespoons olive oil
Zest of 1 lime

¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 23 large limes)
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (double that if you like spicy things!)
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
34 ripe but firm *large* mangoes, peeled and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes


If you’re using wooden/bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before you use them.

In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, cayenne, salt and sugar. Place in a bowl, or zip-top bag  and add the chicken and mangoes, stirring gently to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours. Prepare grill (or indoor grill pan) to medium heat.

Remove the chicken and mangoes from the marinade and thread onto skewers, alternating the pieces and dividing them evenly.

*When you’re making any type of skewer, make sure not to smash everything together tightly. In order for the food to cook thoroughly and evenly, it needs a little room! The pieces threaded on should just barely touch each other.

Arrange the skewers on the grill and cook, turning until the chicken is nicely charred and cooked through, 6-10 minutes. Serve immediately.

Keywords: chicken and mango skewer