Mango Chili Chicken

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Non-Vegetarian

This is a riff on the popular General Tsao’s chicken ordered from Chinese takeout.  In this recipe, I’ve added the sweetness with fresh mango cubes and puree, and added some spice with chilis.  The veggies take a good amount of volume in this dish, and on atop a mound of brown rice, this dish is dominated with fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grain with the meat playing the side role.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound organic chicken breast, cut into 3/4  inch cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup potato starch (or corn starch)
  • 2 ripe mangos, cubed
  •  2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon raw light muscavado sugar
  • oil for deep frying plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup white or red onion, diced
  • 1 serrano chili , diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • Brown basmati rice, cooked

Directions:

  1. Toss chicken cubes with salt and pepper.  Whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water.  Dip chicken in egg and then in potato starch.  Place on rack.  Repeat for rest of chicken cubes.  Let dry on rack for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile puree 1 mango, soy sauce, lime juice, and raw sugar.  Set aside.
  3. Heat vegetable oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit  for deep frying.  Fry chicken in batches until crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes per batch.  Drain on paper towels.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in separate pan.  Add scallions, onion, and chili.  Saute for 2 minutes.  Add garlic and red pepper flakes.  Saute for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Add red and green bell peppers.  Saute for another 2 minutes or until peppers are slightly softened but not limp.  Add salt (sparingly since there is soy sauce) and pepper to taste.   Add in mango puree and bring to a simmer.  Toss in chicken and remaining mango cubes.  Serve atop brown rice and enjoy!
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