Spicy Chicken With Mango Salsa


We don’t eat chicken a lot in our house. It’s not really a choice, it’s just a taste preference. My son isn’t too picky about food, but chicken is the exception- if it’s even a little tough or bland, there’s no chance of him eating it. Luckily, this spicy chicken was one recipe that passed the test.

With the help of a really killer marinade, a delicious mango salsa (how can you not love the mango/lime/chili combo?), and a few minutes spent on tenderizing, this spicy chicken is a hit, even in our anti-chicken household!

That’s especially good news considering that it goes a long way; make it for dinner, and you can throw the leftover strips over a salad the next day, or save them for later in the week.


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs vinegar
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder

Mango salsa

  • 2 mangoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onions
  • 2 tbs lime juice
  • 2/3 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder


  1. To make your marinade, mix 2 tbs olive oil, vinegar, minced garlic, paprika, pepper, cumin, oregano, and a 1/2 tsp salt
  2. Wrap the chicken breasts in saran wrap, and spend a few minutes pounding them with a rolling pin (yes, really! This tenderizes the meat and helps it pick up the marinade)
  3. Place the chicken breasts in a bowl, and pour in the marinade
  4. Massage in the marinade, then cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes
  5. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the salsa by dicing the mangoes and mixing them with the diced onions, lime juice, chili powder, and 2/3 tsp salt; set aside
  6. Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat
  7. Place the chicken breasts on the skillet, ensuring to leave some space between them
  8. Cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until each side is slightly browned
  9. Remove from heat, slice, top with the mango salsa and enjoy!
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