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Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy)

Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy), Gluten-Free, Spicy, Chicken Bowls, Grilled Chicken


You can’t go wrong with this Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken recipe. The sweetness from the mangoes, the heat from the chilies, the tartness from the lime add loads of flavors to this chicken recipe. Not only that, this is very healthy too. And, don’t forget, gluten-free as well. I used a little bit of wine in the marinade, but it’s totally optional.

Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy)


This time I got a big box of really ripe, sweet and juicy mangoes from the local store. Getting sweet mangoes is actually a hit and miss, here in Northern California but this time, we got lucky with this box.

I made a few dishes using them. Try the eggless, gelatin free mango mousse recipe if you are in the mood for some easy desserts.  There are a few other options for using mangoes in savory, sweet or drinks:

Mango-Strawberry-Turmeric Smoothie

Stirred Mango Margarita

Lentil Soup (Dal) with Green Mango

The best part is I’m going to visit Amsterdam and India in 2 weeks and, I can’t wait to enjoy freshly picked ripe mangoes.

Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy)

Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy

For now, here is the recipe for my Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken.  All you need for this recipe is:

  • one ripe mango
  • lime Juice
  • few cilantro sprigs
  • spicy chilies
  • ginger and garlic
  • cumin powder
  • olive oil, and white wine (pinot grigio).

I can’t emphasize on how easy and simple this recipe is.  Basically 3 steps.

  1. make the marinade
  2. Marinate the chicken
  3. Grill or prepare them on stove-top


  • 2 lbs.(almost a 1 kg) skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ripe mango – skinned, chopped
  • 3 to 4 spicy chilies
  • 1 TBSP lime juice
  • 1/4 TSP sea salt
  • 1/4 TSP black pepper
  • 1/2 TSP to 1tsp minced garlic
  • 1 TBSP minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup white wine – Optional
  • I TBSP Cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • a bunch of cilantro
  • Toppings to garnish – Chili, Cilantro


  • Blend everything except for the chicken
  • Marinate the chicken with this mixture for overnight or at least 4 to 5 hours
  • Heat a little oil in the pan (if you are using the stove top)
  • Cook the marinated chicken on each side for 10 to 15 minutes in medium flame until its completely cooked
  • If using the grill, grill for about 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • Squeeze any extra lime juice on top and garnish with extra chili flakes, chopped cilantro and enjoy with your favorite beverage

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Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy)



66 thoughts on “Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken (Healthy)

  1. That sounds really tasty. Chicken dishes are the most popular in my house and this sounds like something that my kids would really like.

  2. My husband would love love this! I would be so curious to try it as I am allergic to mango but if it was cooked it might be okay!

  3. May I ask how does the wine work in the marinade? I’d love to try this recipe!

  4. I cannot wait to make this dish with my husband. The flavors are super intense and fresh.

  5. I’d love to try your Chili-Lime Mango Chicken recipe! It sounds (and looks) delicious! I love mango and I’ve never had it paired with chicken before. It sounds like it would be a great combination.

  6. Chili lime? That’s already a winner for me right there! I think this chicken is a must try and it’s definitely not your usual chicken recipe! WOW!

  7. I can imagine how lovely those flavors will be once they come together. I love instant pot recipes because they’re easy and you throw everything in one pot and that’s it. Easy peasy.

  8. I don’t think I’ve ever had mango in a meal before but this sounds really nice x

  9. Chili and lime are such a great flavour pairing for chicken. Love the addition of mango…makes it tropical. I really need to cut my mango so perfect!!

  10. I love mango-everything! so I am saving this instantly, I want to have options for when I get fresh juicy mangos 🙂

  11. I love this delicious looking dish you have here! I love me some mango anything! And it is healthy, yes! I will have two 😉

  12. This looks oh so delicious. I would love to give this a try. I think it would be a big hit with my family!

  13. This Chili-Lime-Mango Chicken recipe looks easy to make and delicious. I’d have to leave the chili out though, I’m not a fan of spicy food, I’m sure it’s still just as delicious though!

  14. This looks AMAZING!! The quality of your photos always makes me feel like the dish is right in front of me – so much temptation (and disappointment when I realise it’s NOT in front of me hahaha!) x

  15. I do love mango but have never had it in a savory dish, at least I don’t think. It’s either in dessert of some form or eaten straight out of the skin.

  16. Ooh this looks delicious! I love mangoes and chicken, so this dinner is right up my alley

  17. Not only do I like the combination of mango and lime, but I am thrilled that this dish is gluten free. Mangoes are one of my favorite fruits.

  18. I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try. I will have to add this to my meal plan for next week. I am sure it will be a big hit.

  19. Mmm…This Chili Lime Mango Chicken looks so delicious – and I love all the beautiful tasty images! I’d love to add it to one of my weekly meal plans this month.

  20. This looks amazing! I always love meat and mango combos, but this combo seems like it will be super flavorful. I may just try this one!

  21. This looks delicious. I’m not typically a fan of Mango, but my husband would love this for sure.

  22. This recipe looks absolutely delicious! It has some of my favourite ingredients in (mango, lime and ginger) – I shall have to try it!

  23. This is such a flavour packed recipe. I love the idea of teaming the chillies with something tangy and sweet at the same time. Beautiful presentation and recipe too. cheers!!

  24. This is so amazing! I love anything with mango-lime. I will definitely be trying this, thank you.

  25. This may seem silly, but I’ve always wondered how people cut their mangoes like that. I make nothing but a mess LOL This recipe is right up my alley, so I will have to give it a go!

  26. Woah this dish sounds rather simple to make! And the combination of sweetness, heat, and sourness also sounds interesting and “delicious” already.
    I think I’m gonna try this recipe soon and I would be grateful if my dish could look as attractive as yours!
    Thanks for sharing.

  27. This recipe for chili line mango chicken sounds so good. We have been eating more chicken than red meat now so this recipe I will have to try for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome chicken dish.

  28. This sounds SO amazing! I’m always looking for new chicken recipes! I love that this is gluten free, too! And the addition of the wine, really fantastic add! Printing this one off for dinner this week – YUM!!

  29. This sounds absolutely delicious. I’m loving the sweet, tangy and spicy flavor combination. I love it when you come across some sweet mangoes. It definitely can be hit or miss at times.

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