Thursday, May 26, 2011

Grillin' Chicken & Mango Skewers

Want something light, easy and delicious for the holiday weekend?

Make these simple chicken and mango skewers as part of your Memorial Day BBQ and everyone will love them!

Just for the record: I hate peeling and cutting up mangos, so if you can find them already cubed, then life is good. Whole Foods sells cut up mango in the refrigerated section and so did my local supermarket.

Chicken & Mango Skewers: (adapted from Williams Sonoma Grilling)

6 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbs. sugar
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 ripe but firm mangoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
1 red onion, cut into 2" squares

In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, chili powder, cayenne, salt and sugar. Add the chicken and mangoes and stir gently to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate 4-8 hours.

Prepare a hot fire in a grill.

Remove the chicken and mangoes from the marinade and thread onto metal skewers, along with a piece of red onion, alternating the pieces and dividing them evenly.

Arrange the skewers on the grill and cook, turning once, until the chicken is nicely charred and cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer the skewers to a warmed platter and serve immediately. Serves 4.

Garnish with fresh lime wedges & cilantro.

The leftovers make for a great chicken salad the next day.


Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

I make these too - with the red onion it's one of my favorite combos! Delicious.

Ginny Lee said...

I love food on a stick! When we were in Korea the chicken on a stick lady was our favorite--she put these giant green onions on the skewers---I will have to try the mango.

Kate said...

This looks delicious. Great combination of flavors!

Joanne said...

Trader Joe's sells cut up mangoes also! I stock up whenever I'm there. I've had far too many near-amputation incidents that revolve around mango cutting. These look delicious!

StaceyEsq said...

Wow! I'll be making these for Sunday's BBQ! (And I'm definitely buying the cut-up mango!) Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

this is a perfect post for the upcoming weekend. never used mangoes in grilling, but it looks tempting.

lisa is cooking said...

I've been sitting here all day wondering what to grill this weekend, and this looks perfect! I even have mangoes from my csa this week.

Claudia said...

Having just cut and peeled a mango for dinner, I am with you on hating to do it. I wonder if there was an easier way? I am considering asking Facebook? Love grilled mango and it pairs beautifully with the chicken. Simplicity pleases me.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I'm with you on mangos, everytime I cut them I feel like I'm wasting it and leaving too much on and around the stone. Great idea for the grill Stace. Have you ever tried TJ's Mango sorbet in the square carton, outstanding!

ldhitch said...

Yah! for Whole Foods! I am the one cutting those mangos....except I do it at the Cincinnati, OH store!
Love your blog Stacey. I have used many of your recipes/ideas when I cater as well as entertaining!

Culinary Cory said...

It's 94 degrees here in Pittsburgh. Mangos and chicken sound like a nice BBQ alternative.

Kendra said...

Made these for Memorial Day weekend and they were a big hit! Thanks for the great recipe.