Simple Supper Friday: Ginger Lime Chicken with Mango

ginger lime chicken

I’ve been a bit inspired by mango lately (remember my mango chicken curry?). Probably because they’ve been on sale so much lately and catch my eye at the grocery store. Not only that, but they taste wonderful and I love getting the “mango pop” after cutting the majority of the flesh off the pit. Jesse then tells me he wants a mango pop and that it’s not fair. Okay, not really, but if you watch the show Louie C.K., you probably know what I’m talking about. Check out the clip below if you don’t. It’s a goodie.

Louis C.K. Mango Pop/Life Lessons

Meanwhile, enjoy the recipe and have a happy Memorial Day weekend!


  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into tenders
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1.5 inch ginger cube, grated
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (keep some seeds if you want it spicier)
  • 1 medium-sized red mango, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped, plus extra for garnish


  1. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger, jalapeno and garlic, and saute about 30 seconds. Then, add the chicken tenders and season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Sprinkle the chili powder atop of the chicken and stir.
  2. Continue to cook chicken for about 10 minutes, flipping occasionally. Then, add the lime juice and mango. Stir and continue to cook for 5 minutes more or until chicken is cooked through. Once done, remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.
  3. Serve with vegetable of choice. We had sauteed kale with halved cherry tomatoes.

Yields: 2 servings

ginger lime chicken 2


7 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Ginger Lime Chicken with Mango

  1. Craving4More May 24, 2013 / 12:09 pm

    Even though mangos are not my favorite, I still love your creativity!

    • paleoinpdx May 24, 2013 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks! I love mangoes…you really don’t care for them?! Man o’ man, mangoes, beets, banana and bacon. I’m not sure what to think!

  2. Andrew February 15, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    I had this, was flipping delicious!! Brought the leftovers for school lunch the next day and there was some obvious food envy in the air when they had a smell 😉

    • paleoinpdx February 17, 2014 / 3:00 pm

      Ha, awesome! This is one of my favorite recipes and I’m glad you liked it too…and made everyone around you jealous!

  3. Wadq April 20, 2014 / 3:25 am

    OMG just tried this and it is DELISH!!!!! I used almond butetr because I had no cashew butetr but this did taste just like pie. I’m new to Paleo, started on 7/10 and already lost a good amout of weigh( 27 lbs), but I am a picky eater and was getting a little tired of scrambled eggs and bacon, so this was a nice change. I LOVE your blog and have told probably ten people let alone in the last week about it. Phenominal recipes, you ROCK!!!!

    • paleoinpdx April 20, 2014 / 8:15 am

      I’m confused…are you referring to a different recipe? I don’t have any recipes that call for cashew butter and there’s no nut butter in this recipe. Anyway, whatever you had, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I appreciate your very kind words about my blog too and appreciate the referrals. That makes me happy 🙂 Stay the course and cheers to you for switching to paleo!

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