Cuban Chicken with Mango

chicken mango

Joe loves Cuban food so we’ve collected a huge assortment of Cuban recipes most of which we regularly include in our meal plans but somehow this recipe slipped through the cracks. I think because it contains mango and I really don’t have much experience with mango.

So we took to the internet to educate ourselves on how to select and prepare a mango. (If you don’t know how to do something there is always Google.)

Joe is actually a really good cook and when he is passionate about a recipe he immerses himself if it… sometimes quite literally. (He’s a pretty messy cook.)  I have to say he did really nailed this recipe.

Cuban Chicken with Mango


  • 3 TBS olive oil
  • 3 TBS butter
  • 2 Cups chopped onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, mashed with 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken cut into bite size pieces (dark meat works best but white meat will work too)
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup ripe mango chunks
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oil and butter over medium high heat in a large pan.
  2. Saute onion until soft.
  3. Add garlic and chicken and cook until chicken is lightly browned.
  4. Add brown sugar, mango, ginger, and cumin.
  5. Cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes on medium-low heat.
  6. Add in cilantro for the last 2 minutes.
  7. Serve with rice.cuban chicken with mango

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