Mango Coconut Baked Chicken with a Hint of Curry

Mango Coconut Baked Chicken with a Hint of Curry
Image © Chef Noel Cunningham

“There’s something about the combination of mango and coconut that just works.” – Chef Noel Cunningham, Cuisine by Noel  

Mango Coconut Baked Chicken with a Hint of Curry
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Caribbean
Author: Noel Cunningham
Ingredients
  • 6 chicken thighs bone-in skin-on
  • 1 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 stalks fesh thyme and scallion chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup roughly chopped mango
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger chopped
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Marinate chicken with the first five ingredients. Place chicken in a baking dish skin-side up and put to bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Make the sauce: add the coconut milk and mango to a blender and purée until smooth.
  4. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions, garlic and ginger, stirring occasionally until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the curry, cook for another minute. Add the mango coconut purée and simmer for 5 minutes on low heat. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. When chicken is almost ready pour the mango-coconut sauce over the chicken and leave to cook for an additional 5 minutes. If desired, serve on a bed of rice.
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