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Mango Chicken Thighs with Basil-Coconut Sauce

This recipe brings the restaurant to my home kitchen. And it’s easy, too! The meal comes together quickly and fills my kitchen with wonderful aromas. If there are any leftovers, they're just as good reheated the next day. —Kathi Jones-DelMonte, Rochester, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided
  • 1/4 cup miso paste
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice
  • 2 medium limes, quartered


  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Add garlic and ginger; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in coconut milk, mango, green onions, ¼ cup basil, miso paste and chili sauce. Cook and stir until sauce is slightly reduced and a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup basil. Serve with rice and limes.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This recipe also works well with seafood–especially shrimp or scallops. It’s also great with clams or mussels.
  • Go meatless...tofu and vegetables work great.
  • Like it spicy? Turn up the heat even more with an additional Sriracha chili sauce!
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 552 calories, 28g fat (18g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1209mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein.

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    • Brenda Lee
      Dec 8, 2020

      I made this recipe as given(I did double it)and it was fantastic! I used a 16 oz bag of frozen(thawed)mango chunks. I thought it would be sweeter, but it was more savory than sweet.(thats good, i actually prefer savory) All the flavors going on there were great. The miso adds a ton of umami, the basil, the garlic,the coconut milk, the ginger the green onions!!!!Uh,Uh,Uh(think Tim the tool man grunts here!)I used a sambal garlic chili sauce(less sugar than the sriracha). The chicken thighs cant be beat,always cooks up to tender, never dry. family enjoyed with the jasmine rice, I skipped rice and went easy on the mango and it was low carb enough to be keto for me! Definitely will make this again.#2 son loved it and is going to add this one to his meal prep rotation as it would freeze well in portioned containers with the rice and sauce over it. Again, excellent!!!