Typically Tropical Mango Chicken

"A dish I created for the RSC #8. It has it all, and you just need to serve it with rice and fried plantains. I made it several times before posting it and came to the conclusion that if I replaced the scotch bonnet with a green or red chili it is still a very good dish but it loses some of the taste sensation. I realize that it is sometimes difficult to obtain certain ingredients and that the heat of a scotch bonnet might not be to your taste, so please feel free to substitute if availability is a problem. Note that the raisins need to be soaked for several hours and this is not included in the prep time."
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  • Soak the raisins in the rum for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.
  • Mix the coconut with the milk, set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil and brown the chicken, remove from the pan.
  • Heat the other tablespoon of oil, add to the pan: the onion, butternut squash, garlic, scotch bonnet and some salt and pepper, fry for approx 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Now add the ginger and the curry powder, fry for another 5 minutes whilst stirring.
  • Add the sweet bell pepper strips, coconut/milk mixture and chicken stock and return the chicken cubes to the skillet.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Then add the soaked raisins and the mango cubes.
  • Heat through, add the lime juice and taste to check if you want to add more.
  • Serve with rice and fried slices of plantain.

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  1. This was fabulous! Squash is not available here in summer, so I used a summer squash: zucchini. I could have used a sweet potato, maybe? Used red pepper flakes instead of scotch bonnet. Made for Pets cook-a-thon - her wonderful recipe lives on.
  2. Absolutely fantastic, Pets. I prepared this recipe for my sister and brother in law in Sidney and they raved. My BIL said it reminded him of his favourite times in Barbados when they enjoy the barbeque, presented by their resort. I love the combination of squash and mango. I did use more freshly squeezed lime juice, but that is personal taste. The raisins were a bit overbearing, but once again, that is personal taste. I am not a fan of raisins; my sister and brother in law loved them, especially that they were soaked in Rum overnight. :-) Pity I cannot rate any higher than 5, Petsie, but rest assured, you earned every point.
  3. This recipe deserves more than 5 stars!! I did have to sub jalapenos for the scotch bonnets (unavailable here) but they did come from my garden. I used a Bengali blend curry powder (ingredients listed are coriander, turmeric,cumin, chilli, ginger, garlic and black mustard seeds). This meal was a big hit with my family. The flavours were great, I was a bit hesitant to use the 5 cloves of garlic at first but I'm glad I did. I think this recipe has a lovely balance of flavours and will definitely be making it again.Served with plain boiled brown rice and some chopped coriander/ cilantro and lime wedges. Delicious!!
  4. Tasty, tasty. Oh boy did I like those rum soaked raisins! The only place I had a problem was when I added the curry and ginger. They started to burn and stick to the bottom of the pan. I was wondering if it might have worked better if they were added with the coconut liquid.


  1. This was fabulous! Squash is not available here in summer, so I used a summer squash: zucchini. I could have used a sweet potato, maybe? Used red pepper flakes instead of scotch bonnet. Made for Pets cook-a-thon - her wonderful recipe lives on.


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