Spicy Tequila Mango Chicken

Spicy Tequila Mango Chicken

I threw this together with random ingredients I had on hand and it was delicious! This recipe marinates, tenderizes, sauces, and cooks the chicken in minutes. This can be served alone or with a side like rice or maybe even plantains. Beware this has a kick.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Place mango on a plate and leave at room temperature until thawed, about 30 minutes. Mash slightly and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    When mango is almost thawed, rub chicken with salt and tenderize with a fork. Transfer to a large glass or ceramic bowl. Pour on tequila and move chicken around in it with the fork. Marinate until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Add mango to the chicken-tequila mixture, along with hot sauce, cider, and garlic. Let sit for at least 10 minutes or longer if you have the time.
  4. Step 4

    Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Stir in onion. Cover with a lid and slightly caramelize for 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken-mango mixture and increase heat to high. Cook, uncovered, until alcohol had cooked off, about 5 minutes. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 8 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  5. Step 5

    Cut chicken breasts into large pieces and mix it all up.